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.

Honors Faculty Fellow (2022-2023)

  • As an Honors Faculty Fellow, Professor Nguyen will teach a seminar on Technology Adoptions of 21st Century: Affordable Access or Intrusive Invasion with Professor Pohlman in fall 2022 in the University Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program identifies faculty eager to teach innovative, exciting seminars of interest to highly-motivated students from across the university.

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590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
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