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.
Behind Covid-19 vaccine development
A machine learning model developed jointly by Janssen and MIT data scientists (including Professor Bertsimas) played a key role in the clinical trial process for the J&J-Janssen Covid-19 vaccinRead More
Training robots to manipulate soft and deformable objects
Robots can solve a Rubik’s cube and navigate the rugged terrain of Mars, but they struggle with simple tasks lik
Using computational tools for molecule discovery
Discovering a drug, material, or anything new requires finding and understanding molecules.