Campbell, Ann (Henry B. Tippie College of Business)

Ann Campbell speaker

Ann Campbell
Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-0918
Fax: 319-335-0297


Vehicle routing and home delivery
The vehicle routing problem is a big topic in operations research literature. Why are these problems so hard to solve? Why is it so hard for businesses that deliver to the home to stay in business? We will go over the fundamentals of these problems and discuss the basics of solution ideas. (Elementary)

Logistics of disaster relief
One of the emerging topics in research logistics research is the logistics of disaster relief. Why is it so challenging to get products where they need to go after a disaster? Why is it so different than what businesses do on a normal day? We will discuss how disaster and non-disaster delivery problems differ and highlight some recent research efforts. (Elementary)


  • PhD in Operations Research Georgia Tech
  • BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
  • BA in Economics Rice University

Ann is interested in research in transportation - particularly involving the delivery of freight. She is interested in the challenges presented by delivering to the home and capitalizing on evolving technologies such as same day delivery and autonomous vehicles. She is also interested in the logistics of disaster relief.

Ann joined the University of Iowa in 2000 and received the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2003. She is now the Tippie Research Professor of Management Sciences at Iowa.  She is the president-elect of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society and an Associate Editor for Transportation Science.