Operations Research & Analytics

What is Operations Research?

Operations research, or O.R. for short, is defined as the scientific process of transforming data into insights into making better decisions.

What is Analytics?

Analytics is the application of scientific & mathematical methods to the study & analysis of problems involving complex systems.


O.R. and Analytics drive performance and change in organizations of all types – large and small, private and public, for-profit and not-for-profit.

O.R. and Analytics are used in incredible ways, to inform high-level strategy, enhance day-to-day operations, design better public policies, and more.

Using techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, O.R. and Analytics enable more effective decisions and more productive systems based on robust data, the fuller consideration of available options, and careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk.

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