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Congratulations to Poster Competition Winners

We would like to thank everybody for participating in the 2014 ISE Poster Competition. All of the presented student posters were excellent, and the scores were extremely close. Congratulations to the following two posters which received the highest scores and have been selected to represent the department at the SEAS Annual Graduate Research and Information Event:

Tolou Esfandeh - Impact of Dual-Toll Pricing in Hazmat Transportation considering Stochastic Driver Preferences

Xinhui Zhu - Postural Stress Experienced by Vaginal Surgeons

Professor Kurt wins Best Dissertation Award

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.

Professor Kwon Receives NSF CAREER Award

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.

Now Accepting Applications for Student Six Sigma Program

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and UB TCIE are pleased to announce the 10th year of our Student Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program. Students complete a single, two-semester long Six Sigma qualifying project at a sponsoring company over the fall and spring semesters. We are now accepting competitive applications for students entering their senior year in Fall 2014 and graduate students enrolled for 2014/2015.

Program Start: Fall Semester 2014


1. Project work at sponsoring company

PhD Alumni Ozbolat Receives NSF CAREER Award

From the University of Iowa: Ibrahim Ozbolat, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group in the Center for Computer-Aided Design, has been selected by the NSF to receive a $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award over the next five years.  The award is effective July 1, 2014.