Rahul Mazumder


Robert G. James Career Development Professor

[Associate Professor (July 2019--)]

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

MIT Sloan School of Management

Operations Research Center

MIT Center for Statistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About me: I am an Assistant Professor in the Operations Research and Statistics group at MIT Sloan School of Management. I am affiliated with the Operations Research Center and a core faculty member of the Center for Statistics.

Before joining MIT, I spent a couple of years as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University (Dept of Statistics), where I was also affiliated with the Data Science Institute. Prior to Columbia, I was a PostDoctoral Associate at MIT for 9 months, where my sponsor was Dimitris Bertsimas. I completed my PhD in Statistics from Stanford University under the supervision of Trevor Hastie . I completed my BStat, MStat from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.


- Robert G. James Career Development Professor

- Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2018) press release

- Annals of Statistics, Special Invited Session Speaker JSM, 2017 link

- MIT RSC Award, 2017

- Plenary Speaker at SAMSI Optimization Workshop, 2016

- Natural Sciences and Data Sciences Interface Award, Columbia University, 2014

Research Interests

- Statistical Machine Learning

- Applied Statistics

- Convex and Integer Optimization

- Large Scale Algorithms

- Mathematical Optimization

I am broadly interested in topics at the interface of statistical modeling, optimization, computation and their interplay. This multidisciplinary approach often provides new and interesting insights about the behavior of statistical methods.

I am interested in applications arising in recommender systems, user-behavior analytics in online platforms, oceanographic and climate sciences, others.

For Students

Take a look at this link to get a rough idea of what I am generally interested in.

I am looking for motivated PhD students interested in any of the following areas: Statistics/Machine Learning/Optimization/Computation.

If you are at MIT, please feel free to shoot me an email if you are interested in discussing related ideas/problems.

If you are outside MIT and interested in working with me, please apply to the PhD program at MIT ORC

Contact Information

MIT Sloan School of Management

Building E62-583

100 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

Ph: 617-253-2652

Email: rahulmaz "at" mit "dot" edu

Administrative Assistant:

Marty Checchi

Ph: (617) 324-4378 | e: mchecchi@mit.edu | E62-571