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Julie  Swann

Julie Swann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering
Co-Director, The Research Center for Humanitarian Logistics

Phone: 404-385-3054
Location: 828 W. Peachtree St., NW - Room 215C
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Julie Swann is an associate professor in the School of ISyE at Georgia Tech. 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.

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.

She is Co-Director of the Research Center for Humanitarian Logistics in the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute of Georgia Tech.

Honors & Awards

  • Career Award, National Science Foundation 2004
  • Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Award for "Coordinating Pricing and Inventory Control", with David Simchi-Levi of MIT, National Science Foundation 2003
  • Engineering the Service Sector Award for "Designing an Optimal Financing Mechanism for Dental Care Among the Elderly", National Science Foundation 2003
  • Dantzig Dissertation Award 2002
  • Council of Logistics Management Dissertation Award 2002
  • Co-founder of Junior Faculty Interest Group of INFORMS 2001
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship Recipient 1996-2000
  • Eno Fellow, ENO Center for Transportation Leadership Development 1998
  • Cabell Fellow, Northwestern University 1996
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Graduate Fellowship Recipient 1996
  • Rhodes Scholarship Semi-Finalist 1996
  • Techcellence Award for Leadership and Service, Georgia Institute of Technology 1996
  • President's Scholar, Georgia Tech 1991-1996
  • Hitt Scholarship Recipient for character and service, Georgia Tech 1995
  • Intel Women in Science and Engineering Scholar 1994-1996
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Senior in Industrial Engineering Award

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