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An innovative stroke recovery system landed the UB team in the finals of the Aging Innovation Challenge.

ISE attended the 2018 INFORMS conference in Pheonix, AZ from November 4-7th.  While there ISE picked up the following awards:

The work by UB’s Shenqiang Ren and Chi Zhou earned a spot among the top 25 semifinalists in the third cycle of the NASA iTech competition.

An article in The New York Times about how false rumors circulate during hurricanes and other natural disasters includes comments from Jun Zhuang, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Dr. Awwad accompanied by two students, Aniket Marathe and Gutham Sekar, from his IE 500: Supply chain class attended and presented at the 3rd annual North American Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) International Conference in Washington DC during the last week of September. 
Dr. Bolton has been awarded the William C. Howell Young Investigator Award that is presented for outstanding scientific contributions and demonstrates a strong, emerging influcence in the Human Factors and Engineering discipline and practice. The Howell award recognizes the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. Dr. Bolton attend the Opening Plenary Session of the HFES annual meeting on October 2, 2018 in Philadelphia where he was presented this award.  Congratulations to Dr. Bolton!

An ambitious new project spearheaded by Jonathan Manes, assistant clinical professor of law, will examine ethical and social concerns raised by the increasing use of artificial intelligence, or AI.

An article on Clean Technica about the impact that climate change could have on the country’s national parks, which are expected to warm twice as much as the rest of the nation, quotes Sayanti Mukherjee, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, about her research that warns that the utility industry is not accounting for climate change adequately when planning for the future of the U.S. electrical grid.