Faculty & Research

Christopher Thomas Ryan

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Chris has two major streams of research interest. The first is in optimization theory and algorithms, including infinite-dimensional optimization, algorithmic game theory, bilevel and discrete optimization. Chris’s second stream of research interest is optimization and decision-making in the digital economy. Chris is currently collaborating with companies in the video game space and has contributed to articles on a leading video game industry website.

Chris earned two degrees from the University of British Columbia. In 2005 he received a BA in mathematics, and in 2010 a PhD from the Sauder School of Business. He joined booth in 2010.

Outside of research, Chris works on curriculum development for the “English Corner” conversation group. There are more than 40 English Corner groups in cities across North America.


2015 - 2016 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
40000 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals 2015 (Fall)
40902 Special Topics in Operations Mgt./Mgt. Sci. 2016 (Spring)

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).