Google Research

Operations research

Operations Research groups solve the toughest optimization problems both inside and outside Google.

About the team

Operations Research groups are involved in many areas throughout Google, running the gamut from fundamental research to enterprise-grade engineering. We are software engineers, research scientists, and data scientists who use integer programming, linear programming, constraint programming, and graph algorithms to solve problems at scale.

Across Google, Operations Research tackles challenges in areas as diverse as transportation, search, natural language understanding, machine vision, datacenter design, and robotics. With a strong commitment to open source, we're actively involved in helping solve problems outside Google as well in areas such as aviation and health care.

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