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John Khawam


John is a Senior Quantitative Analyst for Operations Decision Support at Google (2013-present). Some projects that he has led include Google Fiber bandwidth grooming optimization, inventory optimization for network fabric expansion, warehouse space modeling, cloud capacity and efficiency modeling, spares forecasting and optimization, hot sparing for UAVs serving internet, vendor service contract optimization, and NetOps spares optimization, and production inventory optimization for Global Capacity Delivery. Before joining Google, he was an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy in the Naval Postgraduate School (2010-2013). John spent 2009-2010 as a Postdoc at WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University in 2009. John’s thesis, titled Warranty Inventory Management and Supplier Decision Models, focuses on warranty inventory management in the presence of a reverse supply chain. John received his Master's Degree (2001) and B.S. (2000) from Cornell University's OR&IE Department. He worked at Lord and Taylor (2001-2004) as an internal consultant, where he received Six Sigma training. He has also worked at Gap Inc., Eaton Corp., Allied Signal, and End-2-End Analytics.

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