Latest ISE News

Paper Entered into ESPN Competition

A paper by ISE PhD student Niraj Pandey and recent BS graduate Kyle Cunningham “Alleviating Competitive Imbalance in NFL Schedules: An Integer-Programming Approach” with co-advisors Murat Kurt and Mark Karwan has passed two stages of review/competition and is now in the finals of the 2015 Sloan Sports Analytics conference competition.  They've been invited to present your research at the 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on February 27th and 28th.

PhD Student Receives Society of Health Systems Recognition

ISE PhD candidate Iakovos Toumazis is the recipient of the 2015 Society of Health Systems Graduate Student Paper Competition award for his paper "Scheduling palliative chemotherapy treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer patients".  Co-authors were Dr. Loukia G. Karacosta, Miss Artemis Toumazi and his advisors Drs Murat Kurt and Changhyun Kwon. Iakovos will be presenting the paper at the upcoming conference which takes place on February 18-20 in Orlando, FL.

Chi Zhou wins SME Award

Assistant Professor Chi Zhou was named one of 11 young faculty to received the 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

According to SME, "The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award is conferred in recognition of significant achievements and leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering as a young engineer.” 

UB INFORMS Chapter Wins Award

Congratulations to the UB student INFORMS chapter who won the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the level of Cum Laude. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding achievements of student chapters. The awards was presented at the Student Awards Ceremony at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 

PhD Alum Wins Liberty Mutual Research Prize

A team of nine researchers including ISE PhD Alumnae Priya Pennathur has won the 2014 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Liberty Mutual Medal. The researchers received the award for their scientific paper, "Technologies in the Wild (TiW): Human Factors Implications for Patient Safety in the Cardiovascular Operating Room" (Ergonomics, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 205-219, 2013). The winning paper describes technologies that could lead to a medical error in the cardiovascular operating room.