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Richard E. Hughes, Ph.D.
Director of LOCOS
The mission of the Laboratory for Optimization and Computation in Orthopaedic Surgery (LOCOS) is to improve the quality and reduce the cost of musculoskeletal health care though collaborative research and quality improvement projects. LOCOS projects use techniques from biomechanics, machine learning, clinical epidemiology, and operations research. Projects are conducted in close collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons.

LOCOS is associated with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Industrial & Operations Engineering.

For more information about recent LOCOS research activity, see the latest LOCOS newsletter.

Students interested in becoming involved with LOCOS activities should complete a new student questionnaire and email it to rehughes@umich.edu. After joining LOCOS, students are given access to LOCOS wiki.

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