Dr. Craig Tovey is a Professor and Stewart Faculty Fellow in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.  He also co-directs the Georgia Tech Center for Biologically Inspired Design. He received an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College, and both an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University. 

Dr. Tovey's principal research and teaching activities are in operations research and its interdisciplinary applications to social and natural systems, with emphasis on sustainability, the environment, and energy. His current research concerns inverse optimization for electric grid management, classical and biomimetic algorithms for robots and webhosting, the behavior of animal groups, sustainability measurement, and political polarization.