Laurie A. Garrow

Adjunct Professor
Office Building
Sustainable Education Building
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Professor Laurie Garrow's is Co-Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility (CURAM) at Georgia Tech.  She is an expert in aviation, travel behavior, data analytics, and discrete choice modeling.  Her work on urban air mobility and aviation has been featured by NPR, USA Today, the LA Times, Avionics International, and other media outlets.  Dr. Garrow earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University, with an emphasis on travel demand modeling and airline passenger behavior. Her dissertation won first prize in the 2004 Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS and honorable mention in the 2004 Eric Pas dissertation competition sponsored by IATBR. She is a 2013 recipient of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize and the 2009 recipient of the Council of University Transportation Centers-American Road & Transportation Builders Association (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Member Award. Her teaching contributions have been recognized via the institute-level award given by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, namely the CETL-BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. She is also the recipient of a CAREER award.  She has previously served as President of AGIFORS, Vice President of Sections and Societies of INFORMS, President of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS, and Chair of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS. In fall of 2020, Dr. Garrow was elected for a second term as President of AGIFORS. Dr. Garrow has five years of industry experience, including four years as an analyst in the Research and Development Revenue Management Group of United Airlines and one year as an analyst in the Customer Science Unit of Mercer Management Consulting.


Urban and regional air mobility, Airline passenger behavior, Data analytics, Travel behavior analysis and forecasting, Application and estimation of advanced discrete choice models