We create new ways of thinking about complex problems.
The MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on the study of high-impact, complex, sociotechnical systems that shape our world. SSRC brings together faculty, researchers, students and staff from across MIT to study and seek solutions to complex societal challenges that span healthcare, energy, infrastructure networks, environment and international development. Our mission is to develop collaborative, holistic and systems-based approaches that combine knowledge and expertise from engineering and social sciences.
SSRC is one of 11 interdepartmental allocation-based research labs at MIT.
We primarily work with faculty affiliated with the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), but welcome working with faculty and researchers from across the Institute.
What We Do
Connecting interdisciplinary faculty, researchers and students across MIT departments, labs, institutes and centers.
Joining MIT researchers with domestic and international partners that include government, industry, foundations and non-profits.
Overseeing the full grant life cycle from pre-award to closeout. Includes HR, fiscal forecasting, visa applications, space, reporting and more.
Supporting faculty, staff, postdocs and students to better navigate resources and processes.