The O'Higgins Optimization Research Group (O2RG) of Universidad de O’Higgins was created in 2021 as an initiative of the Institute of Engineering Sciences members, whose research lines focus on optimization, variational analysis, operations research, and computer science.  

The group is composed of ten young researchers with a strong record of more than 100 scientific contributions in top international journals appearing in the last five years (2017-2021). 

It is well connected at both national and international levels and can be described as a very active group in terms of scientific projects, events and student training.