MEng Concentration: Applied OR
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015
Areas of Interest: Analyst, Management
Matthew Brondum graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo in May 2014, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He is currently fully funded on a Department of Defense scholarship. After graduating in May 2015, he seeks to find a job at an energetic and innovative company where he can make an impact solving complex problems.
His passion for achievement has allowed him to be successful throughout his academic and professional careers. He has held numerous leadership positions including being the president of his school’s chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, captain of a back-to-back championship winning intramural soccer team, and the teaching assistant for a study abroad program in France. He was also sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s REU program for his research on the private sector’s response to Hurricane Sandy.
Matthew’s ability to think creatively, coupled with his strong technical skills, continue to allow him provide novel solutions to complex problems. In his self-developed internship with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, he brought data-driven decision making to help better identify repeat offenders. At his internship with Bloomberg, he researched implementation of eye-tracking technology into the Terminal.
In his free time Matthew listens to Freakonomics podcast, enjoys snowboarding, and watches Syracuse Orange basketball.