Center of Innovation
At the MIT ORC, our vibrant community of scholars and researchers work collaboratively to connect data to decisions in order to solve problems effectively—and impact the world positively.
At the MIT ORC, we highly value research and the important role it plays in operations research and analytics. That’s why our students are actively engaged in research from the start.Read More
Our impact can be felt around the world in areas ranging from finance to education to health care. We create mathematical models to help individuals and organizations make smarter decisions—and to improve society as a whole.Read More
The MIT ORC is made up of a supportive community of creative and talented students and faculty who work together to positively impact the world.Read More
Analytics is the science of using data to build models that lead to decisions that add value to institutions, companies, and individuals.
When should data scientists try a new technique?
If a scientist wanted to forecast ocean currents to understand how pollution travels after an oil spill, she cou
Putting clear bounds on uncertainty
In science and technology, there has been a long and steady drive toward improving the accuracy of measurements