Our highly ranked graduate programs give students the
opportunity to work with research-active faculty from around the
world. Students go on to excellent jobs in industry, academia and
government with the ability to thrive in a global marketplace.
From health care to national defense, our students have the
skills they need to excel in the most in-demand fields. With our 75
years of experience and a bachelor's degree in Industrial
Engineering from UB, you'll be workforce-ready.
Our research goes beyond traditional industrial and systems
engineering studies to solve pressing societal issues. Our
interdisciplinary approach gives students the flexibility to pursue
research and projects of their choice.
Assistant Professor Lora Cavuoto recently completed an applied
research project at MOD-PAC, a local manufacturer of folding
cartons and personalized print products, to proactively address
concerns related to injury risk.
ISE is making a difference in health system quality and
effectiveness through a multidisciplinary 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 (Alex Nikolaev).
Professor Chi Zhou, in collaboration with computer science and engineering faculty Wenyao Xu and Jinhui Xu, was recently awarded a two-year project from the National Science Foundation. The project aims to develop a transformative computational paradigm of 3D printing in mass customization.
Nurses are renowned for taking care of patients, but what about
each other? Researchers from Nursing and ISE believe there is
a key social ingredient - based upon mutual support, advice,
friendship and other traits – that is critical to the success
of nursing teams.
The National Football League (NFL) is the highest revenue
generating sports league in the world and uses numerous complex
rules in scheduling regular season games to maintain fairness,
attractiveness and its wide appeal to all fans and franchises.
ISE faculty members Victor Paquet, Ann Bisantz, and Lora Cavuoto
are leading the development of new person-centered information
technologies, sensing systems, assistive technologies, and home
environments to advance health and function at home.
Professors Jaime Kang and Mark Karwan have recently been awarded
a 3-year National Science Foundation grant to define a framework to
model and evaluate potential household-level use of Autonomous
Large scale planned special events (PSE), such as sporting
games, concerts, and parades, attracting high volume of
pedestrians, buses and passenger vehicles, result in significant
non-recurrent traffic congestion.
ISE associate professor Jun Zhuang has been awarded a three-year
grant of $306K from the National Science Foundation for research on
a project ''Robust Approval Process in the Face of Strategic
Adversaries and Normal Applicants.''
With the coming epoch of connected vehicles and self-driving
vehicles, professor Changxu (Sean) Wu at ISE is leading an
NSF-funded research team at UB to investigate the human driver
behavior in operating connected vehicles and self-driving