Optimization and Statistical Learning Center

Overview of the Center

The Center for Optimization and Statistical Learning (OSL) provides innovative research to better utilize the growing amounts of data available in our increasingly networked world. Our focus is on enabling technologies in optimization and machine learning, applied to a range of areas including healthcare, energy systems, manufacturing, and more.

Our research is organized into three interrelated thrusts:

  • Models and methods of optimization
  • Models and methods of statistical and machine learning
  • Applications in intelligent systems

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Collaborations and Faculty

The center functions as a collaboration primarily between the departments of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS) at the McCormick School of Engineering. The Center operates with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and students, and also draws faculty and expertise from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and Feinberg School of Medicine.

Meet our faculty