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Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR)

About ACOR

Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR) is a coordinated network of Aalto researchers with interests in Operations Research (OR). It aims at enhancing collaboration between Aalto’s research groups which conduct research in OR or fields that apply or would benefit from the application of OR methods to create new, high-impact research and bring best expertise available to work on promising application domains. ACOR’s other objectives include expanding Aalto’s activities in OR by providing networking and collaboration possibilities for researchers and representatives of companies and/or other organizations, raising awareness of OR and enhancing possibilities for agile utilization of OR, and development of teaching in Aalto.

Current in ACOR

  • ACOR will host its first thematic OR afternoon seminar on the theme Operations research and advanced analytics in planning and management of technical systems' maintenance operations in Otaniemi, Espoo on September 4, 2018 at 3 pm. The 5 speakers include representatives from both universities and companies (KONE, Maintpartner, VR), with interests in optimization and analytics of maintenance operations. The event offers a great opportunity to discuss research and development needs, meet students, and network with people interested in the topic or OR in general.

    See the OR afternoon website for more information and a link to registration. The event is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the subject.

Aalto University students at Aalto Party during the opening of the Academic Year. Photo by Aalto University / Aino Huovio

Participate and stay informed

ACOR uses two mailing lists


Collaboration and activities

ACOR collaborates with research groups in Aalto and other universities by organizing

  • Thematic afternoon seminars to catalyze research collaboration both between research groups and between researchers and practitioners
  • Intensive and seminar courses on OR topics and related fields

ACOR works in close collaboration with The Finnish Operations Research Society (FORS) and supports activities which aim at improving collaboration between universities and other research stakeholders, such as The Customized Business Projects concept and Seminar on case studies in operations research.

ACOR warmly welcomes new ideas on how to catalyze OR related research collaboration in Aalto!


Contact & organization

ACOR is a strategic initiative of Aalto School of Science and it is located at Systems Analysis Laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis. It is coordinated by Antti Punkka.