Julie E. Hunter, Ph.D.

Julie Hunter is the Director of the Cost Analysis and Research Division of the IDA Systems and Analyses Center. In this role, she leads a talented multi-disciplined research team that provides the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with independent cost assessments as well as objective analyses on the allocation of resources.

Julie joined the research staff in the Cost Analysis and Research Division at IDA in 1997. Over the years in this role, she led projects dealing with some of the most significant issues facing the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her work on veteran’s disability compensation benefits earned her the IDA 2010 Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research. Prior to taking on her current role as division director, Julie served as both assistant director and deputy director in the division.

Julie has doctorate in operations research and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School program for Senior Executives in National and International Security and a fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI program. Julie is an executive board member and former president of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Roundtable.