ISE is making a difference in health system quality and effectiveness through a multidisciplinary research approach that cuts across traditional areas in ISE to include faculty in service systems (Li Lin), human factors (Ann Bisantz, Lora Cavuoto, Victor Paquet) and operations research (Murat Kurt, Alex Nikolaev).
ISE Assistant Professor Murat Kurt is the recipient of the 2014 Pritsker Best Doctoral Dissertation Award given annual by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Kurt's dissertation, "Dynamic Decision Models for Managing the Major Complications of Diabetes" addresses a significant national and international health problem.
ISE Assistant Professor Changhyun Kwon is the receipient of a 2014 NSF CAREER Award. The $400,000, 5 year award will allow Professor Kwon to advance routing methods in hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation to mitigate the risk of hazmat accidents.
UB's ISE program has recently been ranked 25th out of 91 ISE and related programs nationwide, according to the US News and World Report graduate program rankings. It ranks 18th out of programs at public universities. Congratulations to all of our faculty, students, and staff and have a look at our research highlights, alumni profiles, and education programs to learn more about what makes UB ISE the place to be.
Valerie Beecher, BS, MS 2002; Ergonomics Specialist, Upstate Medical University
Valerie Beecher completed both her undergraduate and graduate work in Industrial Engineering at UB in 2002. While at UB, she was involved in research under the direction of Dr. Victor Paquet as part of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design. Her thesis work was involved with the Universal Design of Consumer Products.