Chief Scientist


Dr. Chris Caplice concurrently serves as Chief Scientist for Chainalytics and the Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics. At Chainalytics, Dr. Caplice pioneered the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium which he presently co-leads.

In his role as Executive Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center to include the Supply Chain Exchange and the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) graduate program. He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. His primary research is in the design, procurement, and management of freight transportation systems to include combinatorial auctions, robust planning, and performance metrics. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Caplice held senior management positions in supply chain consulting, product development, and professional services at several companies, including Logistics.com, SABRE, and PTCG.

Dr. Caplice also served five years in the Army Corps of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Logistics Management, and Transportation Research.

Dr. Caplice holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).