Julie Swann

Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Associate Professor
Co-Director of Humanitarian Logistics, SCL
Courtesy Appointment, School of Public Policy

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School of ISyE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205

Julie Swann is the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Associate Professor in the School of ISyE at Georgia Tech and a Co-Director of Humanitarian Logistics in the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL). She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

In addition to her university experience, Dr. Swann participated in several research projects at General Motors and IBM, focusing on pricing in different industries. At General Motors, Dr. Swann developed a tool integrating pricing, production and distribution of vehicles while meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements. At IBM, she explored pricing models for efficient bandwidth allocation.

Dr. Swann is currently focused on the modeling and analysis of problems and algorithms in logistics, transportation and supply chain management. She has particular interests in developing and analyzing tools to manage demand, such as pricing, revenue management, or lead-time quotation, to increase the flexibility in the system and is currently doing work in humanitarian supply chains. Other research interests include applications of economics and optimization to healthcare policy. Her research interests in supply chains and health systems intersection in her work to improve planning and response to humanitarian crises.

She was awarded an NSF CAREER grant in 2004, and recently, one of her papers was selected as a Finalist in the Shepherd award at the CDC. In 2002, she received the Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Council of Logistics Management and was a Finalist in the Dantzig Doctoral Dissertation Competition at INFORMS. In 2006 she was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni of Georgia Tech.


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