John Bartholdi III

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John Bartholdi is the Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Co-Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center.

Dr. Bartholdi teaches supply chain issues, primarily warehousing, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in SCL's professional education program. His research centers on problems in warehousing and distribution, but he reserves some time to pursue wider-ranging interests, including mechanics, politics, computer science, geography, and biology. Dr. Bartholdi was named a "Presidential Young Investigator" by the National Science Foundation for 1984-1989. His research work has been supported by the Defense Logistics Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, among others.

Dr. Bartholdi graduated in 1968 with a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and then served two tours of duty in southeast Asia as a paratrooper in a Naval Special Warfare unit. He returned to the University of Florida to complete the Ph.D. program in operations research in 1977 and later served on the faculties at the University of Michigan, the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, and the National University of Singapore. 

Expertise:
  • Discrete Optimization
  • Logistics