Meet the faculty: Garrett van Ryzin

By: Demola Kehinde Ogunnaike
Garrett van Ryzin

Professor of operations, technology, and information management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Academic focus

Garrett van Ryzin joins the Johnson School with an academic focus on algorithmic pricing, demand modeling, and stochastic optimization.


Most recently, van Ryzin was chair of the Decision, Risk and Operations Division at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business. His academic background includes a PhD in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an SM in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in electrical engineering from Columbia University.

On joining the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

“Cornell Tech is a bold experiment to reinvent education for the modern, tech-enabled economy. I love the tech sector and it’s going to be super exciting to help be part of building an MBA education for the new economy.”

“Cornell is one of the great universities of the world and is especially strong in my core discipline of operations research and related engineering disciplines like computer science. I look forward to working with world-class researchers in engineering and science as part of the interdisciplinary culture of Cornell Tech.”

Fun facts

In his spare time, van Ryzin enjoys outdoor adventures (skiing, rock climbing, biking) and running. He played bass guitar in a band for two years before going to college and still loves music.