Rahul Mazumder

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Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

MIT Sloan School of Management

Operations Research Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



About me: I joined MIT in July, 2015. Prior to joining MIT, I was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University (Dept of Statistics) Fall 2013 till 2015, where I was also affiliated with the Data Science Institute. I was a PostDoctoral Associate at MIT from 2012 - 2013, where my sponsor was Dimitris Bertsimas. I completed my PhD in Statistics from Stanford University in 2012, where my adviser was Trevor Hastie. I completed my BStat, MStat from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2007.


Research Interests

- Statistical Machine Learning

- Applied Statistics and Analytics

- Convex and Discrete Optimization

- Large Scale Computational Algorithms

- Mathematical Programming

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, 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 Info

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:

Tyler Morse

Ph: (617) 253-2656 | e: tamorse@mit.edu