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Emily Griffin

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Operations and Information Management
Dr. Emily Griffin is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Operations and Information Management Division at Babson College. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Management in 2022 from The University of Alabama. Her research focuses on inventory and pricing optimization for resale supply chains using operations research and data science methods. She also works with an interdisciplinary team on an NSF funded project to research techniques for disrupting wildlife trafficking supply chains with analytical methods. Dr. Griffin has worked on several applied research projects, including a fulfillment optimization project for an online tire retailer and a seating optimization project for Alabama Athletics. Dr. Griffin previously served as the INFORMS Student Chapter President, Vice-President, and Secretary during her time at The University of Alabama. She has also served as a reviewer for OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science and as an ad-hoc reviewer for European Journal of Operational Research and Computers & Operations Research. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Griffin worked for a textile manufacturer while obtaining her M. S. in Operations Management and B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama. She has previously taught courses on Computer Simulation and Introduction to Operations Management and currently teaches Technology and Operations Management.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The University of Alabama
  • BS, The University of Alabama
  • MS, The University of Alabama

Academic Interest / Expertise

Supply Chain Optimization, Inventory Optimization, Pricing, Resale Supply Chains, Business Analytics, and Illicit Supply Chains


  • Degree Courses 2024

  • Degree Courses 2023



Journal Articles

  • Griffin, E.C., Ferber, A., Keskin, B.B., Dilkina, B., Gore, M. (2023). Interdiction of Wildlife Trafficking Supply Chains: An Analytical Approach. IISE Transactions.
  • Griffin, E.C., Keskin, B.B., Allaway, A. (2023). Clustering Retail Stores for Inventory Transshipment. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol: 311, Issue: 2.
  • Gore, M., Hilend, R., Prell, J., Griffin, E.C., Macdonald, J., Keskin, B., Ferber, A., Dilkina, B. (2023). A data directory to facilitate investigations on worldwide wildlife trafficking. Big Earth Data. Vol: 7, Issue: 2, Page: 338-348.
  • Keskin, B.B., Griffin, E.C., Prell, J.O., Dilkina, B., Ferber, A., MacDonald, J., Hilend, R., Griffis, S., Gore, M.L. (2023). Quantitative Investigation of Wildlife Trafficking Supply Chains: A Review. Omega - The International Journal of Management Science. Vol: 115. Elsevier. link
  • Gore, M.L., Griffin, E.C., Dilkina, B., Ferber, A., Griffis, S.E., Keskin, B.B., Macdonald, J. (2023). Advancing interdisciplinary science for disrupting wildlife trafficking networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 120, Issue: 10. National Academy of Sciences. link
  • Gore, M.L., Schwartz, L.R., Amponsah-Mensah, K., Griffin, E.C., Canney, S., Carbo-Penche, M., Cronin, D., Hilend, R., Laituri, M., Luna, D., Maina, F., Mey, C., Mumford, K., Mugo, R., Nduguta, R., Nyce, C., McEvoy, J., McShea, W., Mandimbihasina, A., Salafsky, N., Smetana, D., Tait, A., Wittig, T., Wright, D., Naess, L.W. (2022). Voluntary, consensus-based geospatial data standards for the global illegal trade in wild fauna and flora. Scientific Data. Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 1-8. Nature. link

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Keskin, B.B., Griffin, E.C. (2021). GreatDeal and NewChicken Merger: Designing an Omni-Channel Supply Chain: INFORMS Transactions on Education. Vol: 22, Issue: 1, Page: 48-54. INFORMS. link

Book Chapters

  • Lodree, E.J., Carter, D., Griffin, E.C. (2016). The Donation Collections Routing Problem: Dynamics of Disasters-Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights. Vol: 185, Page: 159-189. Springer.

Conference Proceedings

  • Ferber, A., Griffin, E.C., Dilkina, B., Keskin, B., Gore, M. (2023). Predicting Wildlife Trafficking Routes with Differentiable Shortest Paths: 20th International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research. Springer.


  • Interdicting Wildlife Trafficking Supply Chains Griffin, E. Ferber, A. Lafferty, L. Keskin, B. Dilkina, B. Gore, M. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2023)
  • Joint Inventory and Pricing Optimization for Resale Firms Griffin, E. Keskin, B. Productions and Operations Management Society Conference, Orlando, Florida (2023)
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