Michael Ingersoll

Michael Ingersoll

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Systems Engineering


MEng Concentration: Systems Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013
Areas of Interest: Manufacturing, Consulting, Supply Chain Management

Michael Ingersoll joined the Operations Research Master of Engineering program at Cornell University with a minor in Systems Engineering in the fall of 2013. He previously received a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University in spring 2012.

Michael is also occupied by two part-time jobs. First, he is a student supervisor for Cornell Dining, managing fifteen employees per shift while ensuring the hall is in optimal condition for approximately 1500 customers per night. Next, he is a Teaching Assistant for Simulation Modeling & Analysis where he consults with students, grades home works and guides recitation sections. These roles are giving him great experience in time-management, communicating, and problem solving.


Last summer, Michael worked with Xerox as a project analyst. In this position, he leveraged his technical background to improve the efficiency with which project managers track logged employee hours by automating this process and managed projects to mitigate risks and ensure the scheduled arrival of deliverables.

Michael also interned with M&T Bank, working in the company’s technical department. In this role, Michael streamlined the project documentation system and implemented a database of past projects that could be searched or filtered by a number of criteria.