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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Vehicles (AVs).
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 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.''
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.
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.
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.