Latest ISE News

UB HFES Chapter Wins Gold

The UB Student Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has been awarded Gold Chapter Status for 2015, based on the types and amount of programming offered by the chapter over the past year.

Activities have included hosting the annual Interuniversity Conference which features student research from six US and Canadian universities, a LaTex seminar series, and various social events. 

Congratulations to HFES Chapter President Woodrow Gustafson and all the officers and participants for continuing UB ISE's long tradition of excellence in HFE Education!

Students Casucci and Sadeghnejad Win Research Awards

ISE PhD Students Sabrina Casucci and Azar Sadeghnejad were honored at two recent conferences.

Casucci won a student poster award at a University of Rochester Conference on Healthcare Data Analytics. 

Sadeghnejad received third place in the IIE Doctoral Colloquium Poster Competition for her poster titled "Peacetime Convoy Movement Problem: A Civilian Perspective." The colloquium was held in conjunction with the ISE Research Conference in Nashville, TN on May 31, 2015. 

Game Theory Can Optimize Response to Disasters

This past November, Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding areas experienced record-breaking lake-effect snowfall. ISE Associate Professor Jun Zhuang and UG student Laura Devine were recently featured in an IIE Magazine article describing how game theory can be used to model and improve decision-making in such situations.

Poster Session Awards Announced

We would like to thank everybody for participating in the 2015 ISE Poster Competition. All of the presented student posters were excellent, and the scores were quite close. In the end, the following two posters received the highest scores and have been selected to represent the department at the SEAS Annual Graduate Research and Information Event:

1. Niraj K. Pandey:   Alleviating Competitive Imbalance in NFL Schedules: An Integer Programming Approach

2. Mohammadreza Samadi: Finding Influential Nodes for Initiating Successful Campaigns in Social Networks

Professor Batta Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Professor Rajan Batta has been selected to receive the Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. This award "recognizes educators who contributed significantly to the profession through teaching, research and publication, extension, innovation, or administration." The award was presented at the IIE annual conference in May. Dr. Batta is an IIE Fellow and was named SUNY Distinguished Professor in 2013.