Léonard Boussioux

Ph.D. Candidate in Operations Research at MIT


Contact: leobix [at] mit.edu 

About me


I am Léonard, a final year Ph.D. candidate in Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas

My research bridges operations research with machine learning and artificial intelligence, emphasizing multimodal frameworks and data-driven decision tools. I aim to tackle critical healthcare and sustainability challenges by developing robust, explainable models that harness the power of cutting-edge predictive and prescriptive analytics.

As a dedicated educator, I am passionate about mentoring and teaching students at all levels across subjects such as optimization, data science, machine learning, deep learning, and software analytics tools. I am also committed to creating innovative educational materials that leverage generative AI, empowering more people to contribute analytical solutions to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. In recognition of my teaching efforts, I have been honored with three teaching awards from MIT, including the Goodwin Medal, the institute's highest teaching accolade for a student.

Outside of MIT, I interned at Google X, the Moonshot Factory, to advance biodiversity monitoring and ecosystem modeling. I was also a Research Intern at Mila, advised by Prof. Yoshua Bengio, and a Visiting Scholar at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley.

Research Interests


MIT (Expected June 2023)

Centrale Paris engineering school

Centrale Paris engineering school 

Beyond academia, I also pursue my passions as a dedicated naturalist, avid birdwatcher, wildlife photographer, and creative digital artist. You can discover some of my bird photography and AI digital art below!