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
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.