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. His most recent co-authored paper in this area, “Projection: A Unified Approach to Semi-infinite linear programming will appear in Mathematics of Operations Research.

Chris’s second stream of research interest is optimization and decision-making in interactive entertainment and online services. Chris is currently sharing data and collaborating with several companies in the video game space and has contributed to several articles on a leading video game insider industry website.

Chris earned two 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.

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.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
40000 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals 2015 (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).