The Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) was created in 1987 as a result of the University Reform Law, bringing together diverse groups of the University that until then had been working separately in the areas of the Statistics and Operations Research.

The Department has a staff of 40 teachers working at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB),The School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAAT), Faculty of Informatics (FIB) and School of Mathematics and Statistics (FME). The department has its own PhD program, and conducts master and graduate courses.

The Department is largely involved in research activities. Mainly in the field of industrial engineering, the development of intelligent interfaces and automatic data processing, optimization and simulation of flows in networks and applications of the foregoing.