Mathieu Dahan

Assistant Professor


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  • Ph.D. and M.S. Computational Science and Engineering (2019), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. and B.S. (2016), École Centrale Paris
  • B.S. Mathematics (2013), Paris-Sud University


Mathieu Dahan is an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research interests are in large-scale optimization, game theory, and networks, with applications to service operations management. His primary focus is on developing strategies for improving the security and resilience of large-scale systems under uncertainties, strategic attacks, and natural disasters. Current projects include:

  • Logistics planning under strategic interdiction.
  • Resilient logistics hub network design.
  • Middle-mile consolidation network design.
  • Strategic coordination of heterogeneous resources for network inspection.
  • Dynamic operational planning in military campaigns.
  • Data-driven humanitarian supply chain optimization
  • Prescriptive analytics for real-time ambulance routing and relocation.

Mathieu Dahan received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (under the supervision of Saurabh Amin), a M.S. and B.S. from the École Centrale Paris, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Paris-Sud University. His research is funded by the Office of Naval Research. He is part of the 2022 class of DARPA Risers, and is the recipient of the MIT Robert Thurber fellowship and the MIT Robert Guenassia award.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Poster Award, Princeton Day of Optimization 2018
  • MIT Robert B. Guenassia Award 2018
  • MIT Robert E. Thurber Fellowship 2016 - 2017
  • Honorable Mention, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab Fellowships 2017