This is the website of TORCH, The Operations Research Challenge. Welcome!

Operations Research

… is an interdisciplinary field of study that, through the use of techniques from engineering, computer science and mathematics, aims to understand and solve complex decision-making problems in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, service industries, logistics, healthcare, energy, and finance. → Wikipedia: Operations Research


… is the annual operations research challenge organized at the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department at University of Toronto. TORCH is a one-day contest where teams of 3 to 4 high school students solve 5 to 10 problems related to different application areas of operations research.

TORCH 2016 is taking place on March 19th, 2016. If you are a high school student, join us at the University of Toronto for TORCH 2016!


... is now open. Sign up here!

You will be able indicate who your team members are, or you can simply register as an individual and we will team you up.

There is no limit on the number of teams per school. Teachers are not required to be present during the competition. For more details, click here.

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