Dr. Julie L. Swann was honored as the College of Engineering/Georgia Power
Professor of Excellence for 2012 during halftime of the September 15th Georgia
Tech football game.  Dr. 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). After graduating as Valedictorian from Tattnall Square Academy in 1991, 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.

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