Ryan Sigurdson

Ryan Sigurdson

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Applied OR


MEng Concentration: Applied OR
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2014
Areas of Interest: Consulting, Operations, Project Management, Strategic Planning

Ryan received his dual bachelors in economics and mathematics from the University of Rochester in 2012. During his time at Rochester, he was the president of the UR club hockey team as well as an executive member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, representing Chi Phi. Over the 2011 summer he worked on a novel algorithm for facial recognition with a visiting mathematics professor from Clarkson University and presented the research at the 2012 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.

After graduation Ryan worked as the inventory control manager at a jewelry manufacturing company in Rochester, where he organized all incoming and outgoing processes through the factory and assembly departments. As part of his experience there he interacted with senior management and lead engineers by conducting and joining daily company meetings. He gained exposure in implementing new procedures and process improvements.

Ryan chose Cornell's Operations Research program because of its nationally-recognized combination of quantitative analysis, business strategy, and goal-oriented projects. He hopes to continue his quantitative work in the consulting or financial services industry.

In his spare time Ryan likes to play golf, read, and follow his favorite sports teams.