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Yossi Sheffi

Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics


Research Interests:

Systems Optimization, Risk Analysis, Supply Chain Management

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Prof. of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is a faculty member of the MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, as well as the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management.

He is the author of several best-selling and award-winning books, including Balancing Green (MIT Press, 2018), The Power of Resilience (MIT Press, 2015), Logistics Clusters (MIT Press, 2012), The Resilient Enterprise(MIT Press, 2005) and Urban Transportation Networks (Prentice Hall, 1985).

Yossi has consulted with leading enterprises and founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp (acquired by Ryder in 1994); PTCG (acquired by Sabre in 1996); e-Chemicals (acquired by AspenTech in 2001); (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003); and Syncra Systems (acquired by Retek in 2004).

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Freight and Logistics, Networks and Systems, Operations Research and Statistics, Economics and Finance

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