MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Director: Munther Dahleh | Email | Website

77 Massachusetts Ave. • E38-600 • Cambridge, MA 02139 • (617) 324-7103

The MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on the high-impact, complex, sociotechnical systems that shape our world.

SSRC brings together more than 100 faculty, researchers, students, staff and international partners. We work with these and other global partners to study and seek solutions to complex systems challenges that span health care, government, industry, and the service sector. We apply a systems thinking approach across engineering, management, and social sciences to address critical contemporary issues.


SSRC seeks collaborative, holistic, systems-based solutions to complex sociotechnical challenges.


SSRC is a vibrant, global, interdisciplinary community of faculty, researchers, students, staff and international partners with a shared interest in analyzing and proposing solutions to complex sociotechnical systems issues.

SSRC Affiliations

SSRC is a research center associated with the MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) within the School of Engineering.

SSRC Stakeholders

Current collaborations include research in automotive, biomedical, healthcare, energy, environment, global economy, information quality, cybersecurity, mobility, productivity, and materials systems. SSRC research groups include: