Our faculty and students are working on research concentrated in
a number of application areas that cross the traditional industrial
and systems engineering disciplines of operations research, human
factors and production systems.
ISE has high quality facilities to support research across the
range of industrial systems and engineering disciplines including
physical and cognitive ergonomics research, data
intensive/computational research, and advanced
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.
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 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
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 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).
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.
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
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.''
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.