Dr. Heier Stamm’s research is centered on the application of operations research and industrial engineering techniques to humanitarian relief and public health. She is specifically interested in the design and analysis of systems with decentralized decision makers and the development of methods that lead to decentralized solutions that approximate the performance of centrally optimal decision making. Her work also involves characterizing existing practices and decision making processes in humanitarian supply chains. Dr. Heier Stamm is a member of the Undergraduate Committee. She joined the faculty in 2010. Research area: Operations Research
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
B.S., Kansas State University, 2004
Honors and Awards
2011 INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society Dissertation Prize
Honorary societies: Alpha Pi Mu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi
2009 INFORMS Teaching Case Competition 2nd place
National Engineers Week Foundation New Face of Engineering, February 2008
IIE Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
IMSE 660 Operations Research II
IMSE 810 Industrial Logistics Engineering
Using operations research and game theory tools to design and analyze systems in which decisions about system control are made in a decentralized way
Applying quantitative methods to the design and improvement of humanitarian relief and public health systems
Increasing awareness among under-represented groups of the career opportunities in science, technology, engineering,and mathematics fields
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society for Health Systems
Ö. Ergun, J. L. Heier Stamm, P. Keskinocak, and J. Swann (2010). “Waffle House Restaurants Hurricane Response: A Case Study.” International Journal of Production Economics, 126, 111-120.
Ö. Ergun, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, J. L. Heier Stamm, and M. Villarreal (2010). “Improving Humanitarian Logistics: Conference Addresses Main Humanitarian Logistics Challenges.” Analytics, January/February 2010.
J. L. Heier Stamm and M. C. Villarreal (2009). Proceedings of the 2009 Humanitarian Logistics Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Ö. Ergun, J. L. Heier Stamm, P. Keskinocak, and J. Swann (2009). “Lessons in Disaster Supply Chain Management from Waffle House Restaurants.” Case study and teaching notes.
J. L. Heier, M. J. Rys, and K. D. Douglas (2005). “Women in Engineering: Investigating Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation as They Relate to Targeted Support Initiatives.” Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network/National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Administrators 2005 Joint National Conference.
K. D. Douglas and J. L Heier (2005). “Utilizing On-Line Surveys for Program Assessment and Enhancement.” Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network/National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Administrators 2005 Joint National Conference.