Transportation Research Groups

Logistics and Supply Chains

  • The Center for Ocean Engineering has significant research efforts in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics, acoustics, offshore mechanics, marine robotics and sensors, and the role of the ocean in the global environment and in climate change. Director: Michael S.Triantafyllou 

  • The Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is making significant contributions to logistics modeling and supply chain management for shippers; technology and policy analysis for government; and management, planning and operations for trucking, railroad, air and ocean carriers. Director: Yossi Sheffi

  •  The Complex Systems Research Laboratory (CSRL) designs system modeling, analysis, and visualization theory and tools to assist in the design and operation of safer systems with greater capability.

  • The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading research centers dedicated to the development of supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation, spanning North America, Latin America, and Europe. Director: Yossi Sheffi

  • The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) conducts multi-disciplinary research on the applications of modern information technologies to transportation systems. Initial efforts include the conceptual design of intelligent transportation systems and computer tools for design and evaluation of ITS services. Director: Moshe Ben-Akiva

  • The goal of the International Center for Air Transportation (ICAT) is to improve the safety, efficiency and capacity of domestic and international air transportation and its infrastructure, utilizing information technology and human centered systems analysis. Director: R. John Hansman

  • The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program allows researchers from MIT and the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) to experiment with new logistics processes, concepts and technologies and to move research findings quickly into practice. Executive Director: Jarrod Goentzel