Center for Ocean Engineering
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
Center for Transportation & Logistics
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
Complex Systems Research Laboratory
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.
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL): CarTel
CarTel is a distributed, mobile sensor network and telematics system. Applications built on top of this system can collect, analyze, and deliver data from sensors on automobiles and smartphones and provide interesting services to users regarding their commutes. Principal Investigators/Director: Hari Balakrishnan, Sam Madden, Daniela Rus
Cooperative Mobility Program
The Cooperative Mobility Program (CMP) supports a vision of a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system that will provide the mobility necessary to foster global economic development while remaining compatible with social needs and environmental protection. Director: Daniel Roos
Future Urban Mobility, part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
The Future Urban Mobility IRG’s grand challenge is to develop innovative mobility solutions that simultaneously tackle two opposing objectives:
1. To improve the safety, comfort and time associated with transportation, getting individuals and good where they need to be, and when they need to be there; and
2. To reverse the alarming, unsustainable energy and environmental trends associated with transportation, and devise transportation systems that materially enhance sustainability and societal well-being.
Global Airline Industry Program
The Global Airline Industry Program is developing a body of knowledge for understanding development, growth and competitive advantage in this industry, which is one of the most diverse, dynamic and perplexing of the world. Director: Peter Belobaba
MIT-Portugal: Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems
The overarching focus of the MIT Portugal Program (MPP) Transportation Systems is the design of complex, large-scale systems that have major societal impact and provide opportunities for sustainable economic development, specifically in a technology-intensive, intermodal transportation system. Principal Investigator: Chris Zegras
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network
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
Intelligent Transportation Research Center
The Intelligent Transportation Research Center (ITRC) focuses on key Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to improve the safety, security, efﬁciency, mobile access, and environment. Director: Ichiro Masaki
Intelligent Transportation Systems
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
International Center for Air Transportation
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
International Motor Vehicle Program
The International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP) is the oldest and largest international research consortium aimed at understanding the challenges facing the global automotive industry and focuses on management issues including production systems, technology, and sustainability issues.
Directors: John Paul MacDuffie, Charles Fine
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
The Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) is an interdepartmental research laboratory with a fundamental research goal of advancing the ﬁeld of systems, communications and control.
Director: Alan Willsky; Associate Directors: Munther Dahleh, John Tsitsiklis
Materials Systems Laboratory
The Materials Systems Laboratory (MSL) studies the strategic implications of materials and materials processing choices including sustainability factors.
Director: Joel P. Clark
MIT Age Lab
Research in the MIT AgeLab is designing, developing, and deploying innovations that improve quality of life in a variety of fields including transportation and driver safety. Director: Joseph F. Coughlin
MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics
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
NEXTOR: The National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research
NEXTOR is a Government-Academic-Industry alliance dedicated to the advancement of aviation research and technology. NEXTOR is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Technology Development and Operations Planning.
Operations Research Center
Operations Research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Operations Research is characterized by its broad applicability and by a wide variety of career opportunities and work styles it embraces. It is also characterized by its interdisciplinary nature.
Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction
PARTNER — the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction fosters breakthrough technological, operational, policy, and workforce advances for the betterment of mobility, economy, national security, and the environment. Principal Investigator/Director: Ian Waitz
Sloan Automotive Laboratory
The Sloan Automotive Laboratory aims to provide the fundamental knowledge base for automotive engineering and to educate students to become technological leaders in the automotive industry. Principal Investigators: Wai K. Cheng, Willian H. Green, John B. Heywood, Tian Tian, Victor W. Wong
US Transportation Productivity Study
The purpose of Transportation@MIT’s US Transportation Productivity Study is to analyze the productivity trends and data for transportation industries including airlines, railways and trucking to understand what improvements have occurred in the past thirty years and why.