Luke Muggy

Luke Muggy
Operations Researcher


Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Kansas State University; Masters in operations research, Kansas State University; B.S. in mathematics, University of Nebraska


Luke Muggy is an operations researcher with a wide breadth of skills and experiences. Muggy has a Ph.D. in industrial engineering focusing on humanitarian logistics systems. His dissertation applies optimization and game theory to model decentralized systems of response agencies which establish supply chains and beneficiaries who access them. Muggy has led and contributed to multiple studies for FEMA to improve the efficiency of grant award processes and preserve the environment. Muggy became a Professional Cost Estimation Analyst (PCEA) and worked full-time in Puerto Rico analyzing FEMA's cost estimates for reconstruction projects. This work will ensure that the Puerto Rico government may rebuild effectively and in a manner that is fair to U.S. tax payers.
For the Dept. of Defense, Muggy has built simulation models of Army logistics systems to help compute the time required to issue and move equipment and identify bottlenecks. He has also helped the Kenyan Defense Forces improve inventory and supply chain management. For the Air Force, Muggy modeled and optimized the flow of crewman between career fields in order to assist manpower experts to forecast personnel shortages. Finally, Muggy has assisted the Marine Corps. through a simulation that forecasts the demand and cost of replacing ballistic glass in their fleet of vehicles. 

Selected Publications

Cohen, Nekoul, Evans, Gulrez, Muggy, "How Networks of Medicare Beneficiary Inpatient Transfers Affect The Odds of Hospital-wide Clostridioides difficile Clusters," Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, , 2020 (forthcoming)

Cohen, Gulrez, Muggy, "When Is An Outbreak An Outbreak? Using Literature And Discharge Data To Define C. difficile Infection Outbreaks," Journal of Hospital Infection, 2020 (forthcoming)

Luke Muggy, Jessica Heier Stamm, "Decentralized Beneficiary Behavior in Humanitarian Supply Chains: Models, Performance Bounds, and Coordination Mechanisms," Annals of Operations Research, 284, 2020

Luke Muggy, Jessica Heier Stamm, "Dynamic, Robust Models to Quantify the Impact of Decentralization in Post-Disaster Health Care Facility Location Decisions," Annals of Operations Research , 284(1), 2017

Luke Muggy, Jessica Heier Stamm, "Game Theory Applications in Humanitarian Operations: A Review," Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 4(1), 2014

Luke Muggy, Todd Easton, "Generating Class Schedules within a Complex Modular Environment with Application to Secondary Schools," Journal of Scheduling, 18(4), 2015

Muggy, L., Eloundou Nekoul, T., Griswold, M., McKenna, Smart, R., Hunt, P., "Accounting for Socio- economic Context in Quantifying the Attractive and Repellent Influence of Built Environment on Firearms Violence in Multiple Cities," Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2022