DIMACS is a multi-institution consortium led by Rutgers University. When it was founded in 1989, DIMACS was a partnership of four academic and industrial institutions based in New Jersey – Rutgers University, Princeton University, AT&T, and Bellcore.

Since its founding, DIMACS has added academic and industrial partners to broaden both its scientific community and its geographic footprint. Representatives from these partner institutions participate in the governance of DIMACS by assisting with program planning and helping to set the center's strategic direction.

 DIMACS Academic Partner Institutions
  • Rutgers University

  • Columbia University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
DIMACS Industrial Partner Institutions
  • AT&T Labs - Research

  • IBM Research

  • Microsoft Research

  • NEC Laboratories America
  • Nokia Bell Labs
  • Perspecta Labs

Representatives from several units within Rutgers also participate on the committees that help set the strategic direction of DIMACS. These include:

These Rutgers units, together with the partner institutions, form what we refer to collectively as the "DIMACS partner units."