Ricardo Valerdi is a professor and interim department head at the University of Arizona in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering. His research focuses on systems engineering, cost estimation, and sports analytics. 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. He served on the board of directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Valerdi is also the University of Arizona’s faculty athletics representative for the PAC-12 and NCAA. He received a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Degrees:

  • PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering - University of Southern California
  • MS System Architecture and Engineering - University of Southern California
  • BS Electrical Engineering - University of San Diego

Teaching Interests: Systems engineering, cost estimation, science of baseball, and sports analytics

Research Interests: Systems engineering, cost estimation, and science of baseball