Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Ph.D., June, 2004
  • Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, M.S., December, 1997
  • Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, M.P.Affs., December, 1997
  • Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, B.S., May, 1995
  • Spanish, North Carolina State University, B.A. with Honors, May, 1995

Professor Laurie Garrow's research addresses the development and application of advanced models of travel demand that integrate discrete choice, econometric, and market research methods to enhance understanding of travel behavior. 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 that was jointly funded in 2009 by two programs at NSF - the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Program and the Service Enterprise Systems Program. Dr. Garrow is President of AGIFORS. She previously served as President of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS and Chair of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS. 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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Travel behavior analysis and forecasting
  • Application and estimation of advanced discrete choice models
  • Airline passenger behavior
  • Revenue management, pricing, and schedule planning

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2013 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
  • 2013 AGIFORS Revenue Management and Pricing Best Presentation Award, second place
  • 2012 Center for Creative Leadership Scholarship to attend Leadership Development Program®
  • 2012 Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Class of 1969 Teaching Scholar Program
  • 2009 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2009 Council of University Transportation Centers-American Road & Transportation Builders Association (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Member Award
  • 2009 Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Society “Best Technical Presentation” Award (annual symposium)
  • 2009 Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Society “Best Presentation” Award (strategic and schedule planning meeting)
  • 2009 Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning/BP Americas (CETL/BP) Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Hotle, S. and Garrow, L.A. (accepted). Effects of the traditional and flipped classrooms on undergraduate student opinions and success. ASCE's Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.
  • Macfarlane, G., Garrow, L.A. and Mokhtarian, P. (2015). The influences of past and present residential locations on vehicle ownership decisions. Transportation Research Part A 74: 186-200.
  • Macfarlane, G., Garrow, L.A. and Moreno-Cruz, J. (2015). Do Atlanta residents value MARTA? Selecting an autoregressive model to recover willingness to pay. Transportation Research Part A 78: 214-230.
  • Mumbower, S. Garrow, L.A. and Newman, J. (2015). Investigating airline customers' premium coach seat purchases and implications for optimal pricing strategies. Transportation Research Part A 73: 53-69.
  • Penn, R., Garrow, L.A and Newman, J. (2015). Is your flight really on-time?: An analysis of when U.S. airlines announce flight delays. Transportation Research Record 2471: 73-81.
BOOKS
  • Jacobs, T.L., Garrow, L.A., Lohatepanont, M., Koppelman, F.S., Coldren, G.M. and Purnomo, H. (2012). Airline planning and schedule development. Quantitative Problem Solving Methods in the Airline Industry: A Modeling Methodology Handbook. Part of the Fred Hillier International Series on Operations Research and Management S. Vol. 169. Eds. Cciences. Barnhart and B. Smith. New York: Springer. pp. 35-100.
  • Garrow, L.A. (2012). Customer behaviour. Quantitative Problem Solving Methods in the Airline Industry: A Modeling Methodology Handbook. Part of the Fred Hillier International Series on Operations Research and Management Sciences. Vol. 169. Eds. C. Barnhart and B. Smith. New York: Springer. pp. 1-34.
  • Southworth, F. and Garrow, L.A. (2011). Travel demand modelling. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. pp. 1-13 DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.
  • Garrow, L.A. (2010). Discrete Choice Modelling and Air Travel Demand: Theory and Applications. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot, United Kingdom. pp. 286.
PROCEEDINGS
  • Newman, J., Garrow, L., Freedman, J., Kim, K. and Rousseau, G. (2014). An intermediate stop duration model for the Atlanta activity-based model. In proceedings of the 5th Transportation Research Board Conference on Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting, Baltimore, MD, pp. 1-10.
  • Luken, B., Hotle, S., Garrow, L., Cappell, C., Jones, L., Brodie, S., and Akofio-Sowah, M.-A. (2012). Rule the air! Summer camp for high school students. In proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Starkville, MS, pp. 1-10. Paper also appears in the 2012 Proceedings of the 120th Annual Conference of ASEE, San Antonio, TX.
  • Luken, B., Hotle, S., Alemdar, M. and Garrow, L. (2011). A case study: Educating transportation engineers with simulation software. In proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 1-9.
  • Shrago, M., Garrow, L., and Usselman, M. (2009). Civil engineers design high school statistics tasks. In proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Marietta, GA, pp. 1-7.
  • Henclewood, D., Smith, M., Garrow, L., Guin, A., Hunter, M., and Usselman, M. (2009). Building engineering achievement through transportation (BEAT): A traffic engineering program for high school students. In proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference, Marietta, GA, pp. 1-10. Paper also appears in the 2010 Proceedings of the 117th Annual Conference of ASEE, Louisville, KY. Winner, Best Paper among all 2009 ASEE Zone II (16 states) submissions.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Lurkin, V., Garrow, L., and Schyns, M. (August, 2015). Estimation of airline itinerary choice models using disaggregate ticket data. Presented at the Annual Symposium of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Washington, DC.
  • Lurkin, V., Garrow, L. and Schyns, M. (March, 2015). What is the impact of ticket-level fare information on classic itinerary choice models? Presented at the Revenue Management Colloquium, Aachen, Germany.
  • Garrow, L., Mumbower, S. and Higgins, M. (March, 2015). Estimating flight-level price elasticities using online data. Presented at the 56th national meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • Garrow, L. (November, 2014). Professional development workshop for junior faculty sponsored by Transportation Science and Logistics Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Special Interest Group. Invited panelist, the national meeting of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, San Francisco, CA.
  • Garrow, L., Hotle, S. and Higgins, M. (November, 2014). The impact of advance purchase deadlines on airline customers’ search and purchase behaviors. Presented at the national meeting of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, San Francisco, CA.