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Laurie Garrow

Laurie Garrow

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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790 Atlantic Drive (Sustainable Education Building) 326


Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2004), Northwestern University
M.S. Civil Engineering (1997), University of Texas at Austin
M.P.Affs. Public Affairs (1997), University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Civil Engineering (1995), North Carolina State University
B.A. with Honors Spanish (1995), North Carolina State University

Laurie Garrow

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Professor Laurie Garrow’s research addresses the development and application of advanced models of travel demand that integrate discrete choice, econometric, and market research methods to enhance understanding of travel behavior. Dr. Garrow earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University, with an emphasis on travel demand modeling and airline passenger behavior. Her dissertation won first prize in the 2004 INFORMS Aviation Applications Section and honorable mention in the 2004 Eric Pas dissertation competition sponsored by IATBR. In 2013, she received the prestigious ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize "for development and integration of advanced discrete choice models of traveler behavior into airline planning, scheduling, and revenue management decision support systems." She is the 2009 recipient of the Council of University Transportation Centers-American Road & Transportation Builders Association (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Member Award, one of the most prestigious awards given to an untenured faculty member in transportation that recognizes research and teaching contributions. Her teaching contributions have been recognized via the institute-level award, namely the CETL-BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. She is the recipient of a CAREER award that was jointly funded in 2009 by two programs at NSF - the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Program and the Service Enterprise Systems Program.

Dr. Garrow has published articles on airline passengers' behavior, discrete choice methods, and travel demand modeling. She is author of a text published by Ashgate entitled Discrete Choice Models of Air Travel Demand: Theory and Application. Among her leadership Dr. Garrow served as President of AGIFORS, President of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS, Chair of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORM, co-chair of the Emerging Methods Subcommittee of the Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee of TRB, and a Board Member of the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section. She currently serves as Past President and Symposium Chair for AGIFORS and as an elected member of the Subdivision Council of INFORMS. Dr. Garrow has five years of industry experience, including four years as an analyst in the Research and Development Revenue Management Group of United Airlines and one year as an analyst in the Customer Science Unit of Mercer Management Consulting.

In the past ten years, Dr. Garrow has worked with 11 Ph.D. and 14 M.S. students.  Five of her students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and one was awarded a $69,500 Eisenhower Fellowship. Five of her students have participated in the Eno Leadership Development Conference and six of her students have won $10,000 scholarships as part of the Airport Cooperative Research Program's Graduate Research Award Program.

  • Travel Behavior Analysis and Forecasting
  • Application and Estimation of Advanced Discrete Choice Models
  • Airline Passenger Behavior
  • Data Analytics
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