At the MIT ORC, we highly value research and the important role it plays in the disciplines of operations research and analytics. That’s why our students are actively engaged in research from the start.

Here, you’ll complement your classroom learning with hands-on investigation alongside faculty mentors—many of whom are distinguished experts in the field, and all of whom are committed to your academic success.

Not only will you be able to pursue a research topic that interests you, but you’ll also have opportunities to publish papers in prestigious journals with our noted faculty. Some of our student-faculty research teams have even translated their research into books.

Your findings will join the ORC’s impressive body of research, known for its far-reaching societal implications. In fact, the groundbreaking research conducted at the ORC has led to significant contributions in such areas as health care, education, transportation, manufacturing, and finance.