Rahul Swamy

I’m a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

My research is on optimization and game theory, with societal applications such as political redistricting, election modeling, evacuation planning, and team formation in online health forums.

You can get in touch with me at rahulswa <at> illinois <dot> edu.


  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (2016 – 2021 expected)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S. in Operations Research (2014 – 2016)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, B.Tech. in Engineering Physics (2009 – 2013)

Articles Published

Articles Under Review

  • Swamy, R., King, D.M., and Jacobson, S.H.. Multi-Objective Optimization for Political Districting: A Scalable Multilevel Approach. Optimization Online preprint.
  • Ludden, I.G., Swamy, R., King, D.M., and Jacobson, S.H.. A Bisection Protocol for Political Redistricting.


Other Experience

Teaching Assistantships

  • Stochastic Processes (CS 481/IE 410) – Fall 2019
  • Simulation (CS 482/IE 413) – Spring 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Big Graphs and Social Networks (IE 533) – Fall 2018
  • Analysis of Network Data (IE 532) – Fall 2017
  • Facilities Planning and Design (IE 360) – Fall 2016, 2018
  • Engineering Design Optimization (SE 413) – Spring 2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign