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Keep up to date with the latest Industrial and Systems Engineering news.

A story on WGN-AM in Chicago interviews Lora Cavuoto, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, about her research that shows the value of wearable technology in the workplace, which can be used to monitor fatigue levels to reduce injuries and increase productivity, and could help prevent as much as $130 billion per year in health-related productivity loss.  
Faculty and students from UB’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering received four awards at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting and Analytics Conference.

From identifying a potential autism treatment to creating fungal-fighting 3-D printed dentures — here are some highlights from a year of discovery.


Rajan Batta, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and SEAS associate dean for faculty affairs, human resources and diversity, recently won the 2018 Koopman Prize from the Military Applications Society of INFORMS.


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.