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Chris Caplice

Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics


Research Interests:

Freight Transportation, Supply Chain

Dr. Caplice serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center. He created and currently serves as Director of the MITx MicroMaster's Program in Supply Chain Management -- the very first MicroMasters credential ever offered. In the first five years more than 327,000 students from 196 different countries have participated in these online courses and more than 30,000 Verified Certificates have been awarded. A total of 1,862 MicroMasters credentials have been awarded to date. IN 2018, He was awarded the MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning, the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education, and the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Award. Dr. Caplice was selected as the first Silver Family Research Fellow in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to supply chain education and research. Also in 2016, he received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Service Award. He is also the founder and co-director of the MIT FreightLab -- a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. His primary research is in all aspects of freight transportation to include combinatorial procurement auctions, robust planning, portfolio management, performance metrics, and infrastructure design.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Freight and Logistics, Operations Research and Statistics

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