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Kristine Johnson


MIT Operations Research Center, PhD Candidate, Expected June 2015

Georgia Institute of Technology, BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2007

Degree Expected

PhD in Operations Research

Research Interests

  • Retail Applications of Operations Management & Pricing
  • Supply Chain Management & Design
  • Scrip Systems

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Engineering Systems Teaching (2013)
  • Appointed to ORC Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFS) (2011-present)
  • Elected MIT Student Chapter President of INFORMS (2011)
  • Outstanding Tutor Award, Georgia Tech Learning Assistance Program (2006)
  • Central Intelligence Agency’s Exceptional Performance Award (2004)

Professional Experience

MIT, Operations & Supply Chain Management (ESD.763), Instructor, 2013

  • Restructured course from prior years, developed new material, and taught this course primarily to Master’s students in the System Design and Management program
  • Teaching Evaluations: “Overall” – 6.3/7.0; “Helped me learn” – 6.5/7.0; “Stimulated interest” – 6.4/7.0; “Displayed thorough knowledge of subject material” – 6.4/7.0

MIT, Data, Models, and Decisions Course (MBA Core, 15.060), Teaching Assistant, 2012

  • Responsible for creating and teaching weekly recitations and grading assignments
  • Received student evaluation of 4.94 out of 5.0
  • Taught by Professor Rob Freund

MIT, Supply Chain Planning (15.762) and Manufacturing Systems & Supply Chain Design (15.763) Courses, Teaching Assistant, 2012 and 2013

  • Responsible for creating and teaching weekly recitations
  • Received student evaluation of 6.7 out of 7.0
  • Taught by Professors Stephen Graves and David Simchi-Levi

Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting, Consultant, 2007-2010

  • Specialist in supply chain design and profitability analysis

Georgia Institute of Technology, Learning Assistance Program, Tutor, 2004-2007

  • Tutored freshmen physics and calculus

UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Transportation Analyst Co-op, 2005-2006

  • Designed transportation networks and routing solutions

Central Intelligence Agency, Industrial Engineering Intern, 2004

  • Created and analyzed process performance metrics for the Mail, Courier & Logistics Services Group

Extracurricular Activities

MIT Triathlon Team, traveling, cooking

Research Supervisor(s)

David Simchi-Levi 



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Operations Research Center, MIT
77 Mass Ave, Bldg E40-130
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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