Faculty & Research

Christopher Thomas Ryan

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Phone :
773 702-9783
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Chris has two major streams of interest. The first is in optimization theory and algorithms, including infinite dimensional optimization, algorithmic game theory, bilevel and discrete optimization. His most recent co-authored paper in this area, “Projection: A Unified Approach to Semi-infinite linear programming,” was recently submitted to Mathematics of Operations Research. Chris’s second stream of research interest is optimization and decision-making in interactive entertainment and online services.

Chris earned dual degrees from the University of British Columbia. In 2005 he received a BA (with honors) in mathematics, and a PhD in 2010 from the Sauder School of Business. While pursuing his studies, Ryan had the opportunity to teach both statistics and operations management at the undergraduate level.

Outside of his own studies and research, Chris has enjoyed volunteer work as the Organizer and Curriculum Developer of the “English Corner” conversational English group held at the University of British Columbia and University of Chicago campuses.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
36600 Workshop in Operations/Management Science 2013 (Fall)
36904 Special Topics in Management Science 2014 (Spring)
40000 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals 2013 (Fall)

Other Interests

Community development, grassroots education.


With A. X. Jiang and K. Leyton-Brown, "Computing pure strategy Nash equilibria in symmetric games," Proceedings of EC’10: ACM Symposium of Electronic Commerce (2010).

With M. K ¨oppe and M. Queyranne, "Parametric integer programming algorithm for bilevel mixed integer programs" Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (2010).

With M. K ¨oppe and M. Queyranne, "Rational generating functions and integer programming games," Operations Research (2011).