Christine Nguyen, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Office Location: EB 236
Office Phone: 815-753-6748


  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (2014)
  • M.S. in Operations Research, University of Southern California (2011)
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University (2009)
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University (2009)

Research Interests

  • Optimization
  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Analytics

Selected Projects

  • Improving patient flow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, funded by Northwestern University

Professional Associations and Honors

  • PI Academy, Northern Illinois University (2014-2015)
  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (since 2009)
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (since 2009)
  • Member and Presenter, Expanding Your Horizons (2009-2014)
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Southern California (2012-2013)
  • Co-President, Omega Rho Honor Society, University of Southern California (2012-2013)
  • Women in Transportation Science, Los Angeles Chapter (2009-2014)
  • Mentor, 2012 Summer Institute (2012)
  • Student of the Year, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (2010)

Selected Publications

  • Nguyen, C., Toriello, A., and M. Dessouky. (2014) Consolidation Strategies for the Delivery of Perishable Products. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 69:108-121.
  • Nguyen, C., Toriello, A., Dessouky, M., and J. Moore II. (2013)Evaluation of Transportation Practices in the California Cut Flower Industry. Interfaces 43(2): 182-193.

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