John Vande Vate



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  • B.S. Mathematics , Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. Operations Research , Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Mathematical Programming
  • Computer Science


John Vande Vate, a professor in ISyE, is the founder and executive director of Georgia Tech's Executive Master's in International Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS) program. He held visiting professor positions at MIT Sloan School of Management, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, among others.

During the past 30 years, he has consulted for a variety of companies on a range of management science applications. His research has been published in Econometrica, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Questa, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Mechanics of Structures and Machines, and other established journals.

He served on the board of the Supply Chain Council as the global treasurer and was named among Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know in 2006. Dr. Vande Vate was among a team that received the 2016 Golden Goose Award.