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Russell Allgor

Chief Scientist, Amazon

Russell Allgor is the Chief Scientist for, where he leads a team of mathematical modeling experts. Dr. Allgor has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in practice, management, and research of OR/MS at Amazon. He is one of the most influential scientists in the field of logistics and fulfillment systems for e-commerce. He and his team focus on using data analysis, modeling, simulation, and optimization methods to improve the efficiency of Amazon’s operations. He has focused on problems including network design and facility location, inventory planning, order assignment, equipment and process design, vehicle routing, and process control within and across facilities. Ideas and algorithms developed by Dr. Allgor and his team have returned billions of dollars to Amazon’s bottom line. Prior to joining, Russell worked in applied R&D for Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT and a bachelor of science from Princeton University.

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