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Julie Swann

Professional Education Instructor


Ph.D. Industrial Engineering/Management Science (2001), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S. Industrial Engineering/Management Science (1998), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.S. Industrial Engineering (1996), Georgia Institute of Technology

Julie Swann

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Julie Swann is Adjunct Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and co-director of the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), one of the first Interdisciplinary Research Centers on Georgia Tech campus.

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.

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.

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 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 in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

  • Logistics
  • Economic Decision Analysis
  • Health Systems
Selected as the GT College of Engineering 's Georgia Power Professor of Excellence for 2012 - 2012
Selected for the Atlanta Busines Chronicle's 40 under 40 Award - 2011
Joe Magnan Alumna of the Year for Tattnall Square Academy and invited commencement speaker for 2007 graduation - 2007
Inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni of Georgia Tech - 2006
Paper "Optimal Location of Community Health Centers using Synthetic Estimates for Need" selected as Finalist in 2006 Pierskalla Health Applications paper competition at INFORMS conference - 2006
Paper "Estimating New and Recurrent Root Caries Among Older Adults" selected as Finalist for 2005 Charles C. Sheppard Award at CDC - 2005
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation January - 2004
GM-GT Project on Revenue Management selected for the Charles McKuen Award for outstanding contributions to General Motors (GM's highest research award) - 2004
Council of Logistics Management Dissertation Award - 2002
INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation Competition, Finalist - 2002
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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343