Alan Erera

Associate Chair for Research
Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair


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  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (2000), University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (1996), University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S.Eng. Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Summa Cum Laude (1993), Princeton University


  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Operations Research


Alan Erera is a Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair and the Associate Chair for Research in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is also the faculty director for the M.S. in Supply Chain Engineering program, Co-Director for Global Transportation in the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, and Co-Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center.

His research focuses on transportation and logistics systems planning and control, with an emphasis on planning under uncertainty and real-time operational control.  His recent work has addressed dynamic vehicle routing systems for same-day distribution; resilient logistics network design for food supply chains; service network design, linehaul equipment management, and driver scheduling for consolidation freight carriers; robust container fleet management for global shipping companies; and robust and flexible vehicle routing system planning and control for distribution companies. He has written extensively in these subject areas, and has delivered over 100 technical presentations and invited lectures. His research program has been supported by federal agencies (DHS, USDOT, NSF) and major U.S. freight carriers and manufacturing firms.

He received his B.S. Eng. from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Awards and Honors

  • First place in the Transportation Science Section, INFORMS Dissertation Prize Competition 2001
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship for Graduate Study in Transportation 1997 - 2000
  • Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study 1995 - 1998
  • W. Mack Angas Prize, Civil Engineering and Operations Research top graduate, Princeton University 1993