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Ricardo Valerdi

University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Systems & Industrial Engineering Director, Sports Management Program
Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Sports Management Program at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Previously he was a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on improving our understanding of complex systems – both technical and social – by building predictive models. His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He was the Founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics. Dr. Valerdi is the Founder and Chief Scientist of the Science of Sport, a not-for-profit spinoff of the University of Arizona designed to promote STEM through sports. He is a consultant to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Sounders, and Los Angeles Galaxy. He received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.