Research Centers

The synergy, collaboration and multidisciplinary work are the pillars of ISCI. Its members are convinced that this is precisely how to develop research, both theoretical and applied, which is why it is common to provide from their areas of expertise not only in studies but in research centers of interest and global relevance.

It is in this context that the ISCI sponsors and participates in four centers set up by the University of Chile. These are: the Centre for Retail Studies, the Center for Analysis and Modeling of Security, the Energy Center and the Operations Research Center for the Mining Industry.

Centre for Retail Studies


The Centre for Retail Studies, CERET is a model of spreading the best practices in the retail sector, strengthening of our academic research and training of students specializing in subjects of interest to the industry, with emphasis on operations management and analytic marketing.

CERET dynamic challenges facing the retail sector from engineering. This includes a research team comprised of academic excellence and a directory with top executives of successful companies in the area.

His core of development are Training: To train professionals in Undergraduate, Diploma, Masters and PhD, Applied Research: Addressing problems of the retail complex to design innovative solutions and Extension: To sreading the advances in engineering knowledge for the retail through a blog, seminars and other activities.
The CERET is aimed at generating and developing productivity solutions for businesses in retail. Fondef a project born in 2002 and then formalized as a research facility of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Chile (DII).

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Center for Analysis and Modeling of Security

CeamosCEAMOS, Center for Analysis and Modeling of Security, aims to develop quantitative and analytical models to understand and better predict the behavior delict. Its activity is by nature multidisciplinary, combining Criminology, Computer Modeling, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematical Modeling, Economics, Game Theory and Statistics, to name a few of the areas involved.

The qualitative and quantitative analysis of crime, their modeling and simulation is an emerging research area that has the potential to show hidden patterns in the processes of criminal activity in order that knowledge of these patterns help establish methods for prevention.
On the other hand, the public safety of the nation is a major concern of state. This is manifested, for example, through the National Public Safety Strategy which includes a large number of decisions and resources devoted to prevention and improvement of public safety. The scale of this initiative and its impact on the population makes clear the need to develop fundamental analysis to facilitate and justify the political decision-making in public safety.
CEAMOS is composed of professors from the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Mathematics at the University of Chile.

Director: Raúl Manasevich
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Center of Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics

centrodeenergiaThe Energy Center of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Chile was established in 2009, with the support of the Department of Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile (DIE), the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) and this Institute.

His vision is the credibility, reliability and suitability in energy and axis to become inspiration for technological innovation. It is also part of its mission to create ventures to add value to the chain of opportunities that transforms knowledge into business enterprises and economic and social impact.

Its mission is to channel the potential of FCFM in research, innovation and development into productive partnerships with industry and strategic academic collaborations. To contribute to the energy sector, developing and introducing innovative technology solutions and quality, relevant to national development and are internationally competitive. Finally, to value chain opportunities that transforms knowledge into business enterprises and economic and social impact.

Director: Rodrigo Palma Behnke

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Operations Research Center for Mining Industry

ciominThe Operations Research Center for the Mining Industry, CIOMIN is an initiative of the departments of Industrial Engineering and Mines at the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Chile, which seeks to generate new knowledge in the area of operations to do more competitive the national mining industry.

CIOMIN meets the mining industry, service companies and academia in order to develop knowledge and technology to be used in the design and operation of mining projects.

To position itself as a benchmark of excellence in this area, one of the main objectives of the center is the creation of an international collaborative network, the first step was the completion of the first Congress of Operations Research in Mining in Chile, which convened mining countries for academic excellence, with the intends to discuss and plan this area of engineering from academia to industry, as well as the latest innovations and research in the topic. In March 2010 it signed a cooperation agreement with Chile that connects the major research centers in the area in the world.

Directors: Rafael Epstein y Enrique Rubio,  Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial y en Minas de la Universidad de Chile, respectivamente.

Center for Research in Business Intelligence

Captura de pantalla 2014-11-07 a la(s) 1.45.39In an effort to bring research into business intelligence companies in our country, the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Chile and Movistar S.A., formed the Center for Research in Business Intelligence (CEINE).

The Center seeks to strengthen and build human capital in the area of Business Intelligence; generate new knowledge (theoretical, methodological and practical) that will improve the management and decision-making at all levels of an organization. The center generates technological innovation projects by through the University and Movistar SA, through its Innovation Centre.

The Center hopes to become a benchmark for excellence, both nationally and internationally in this area of knowledge. To do this, CEINE keeps its doors open to companies and organizations who wish to join the investigation.

Director: Sebastián Ríos.

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