Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS-Lab) at Harvard

The Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS-Lab) at Harvard is devoted to advancing and applying the science of analytics for solving societal problems that can have public impact. The mission of the lab is to improve societal outcomes by developing, integrating, and using appropriate analytical tools in Operations Research, Machine Learning and Big Data, Decision Making, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and related fields.

The Lab is currently mainly focusing on the healthcare sector and is collaborating with Statistical Reinforcement Learning Lab at Harvard,  Harvard Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard Data Science Initiative, and various other organizations, including the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital  (MGH). A list of past and present Ph.D. students involved in the research activities can be found here.