About Me

James B. Orlin is the E. Pennell Brooks (2017) Professor in Management.  He specializes in network and combinatorial optimization. He has helped develop improved solution methodologies for a variety of network optimization problems, with applications to transportation, computer science, operations, and marketing.

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About My Family

My wife, Lark Palermo, is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.

My son, Ben, has a math blog entitled Math with Bad Drawings. His Twitter handle is @benorlin.

My daughter Jenna Orlin Laib is a K-8 math specialist at the Driscoll School in Brookline, MA.  Her blog is entitled "Embrace the Challenge."  Her Twitter handle is @jennalaib.

My daughter Caroline and my son Ben have written an album entitled "Sneaky Little Comet."  There is also a YouTube video of one of their songs.

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    James Orlin

    E. Pennell Brooks (1917) Professor of Management

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    100 Main Street

    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Office: E62-570

    Tel: (617) 253-6606

    E-mail: jorlin@mit.edu

    Visit: James' MIT Sloan Faculty Page

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    Name: Naomi Stephen

    Tel: (617) 324-7328

    E-mail: nstephen@mit.edu

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