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Julia Lynne Higle

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Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics, Albion College
  • Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Dr. Higle was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor in the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Arizona, 1985-2006; and Professor and Chair, Integrated Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2006-2012. Dr. Higle serves as Senior Vice President for Academics, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2009-present. She has served as vice-chair of the INFORMS Section on Optimization, Program Chair for the 10th International Conferences on Stochastic Programming, among a variety of other positions.

Research Summary

Development of models and solution methods for decision making under uncertainty; stochastic programming models and algorithmic methods for their solution; stochastic modeling for health-care applications, with a particular focus on the development of cancer screening strategies.

  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • OHE 310 H
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193

Contact Information
  • (213) 821-5745
  • julie.higle@usc.edu


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