The ISE Advisory Board works with the department chair to provide guidance related to curriculum, research trends, and best practices in ISE and ISE education.
Mario Adams-Campos is an Administrative Support Specialist working at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at the National Defense University. Mario retired from Ford Motor Company in 2020 with nearly 29 years of extensive engineering experience ranging from automotive regulatory matters, body engineering design & release, program management, export programs, to product planning. He held key positions during foreign assignments in Brazil and Germany (he speaks Portuguese, German, and Spanish) and hold (4) patents jointly with Ford. In the military arena, Mario retired in 2012 after more than 20 years of service in the US Navy. He is B.S. '85 alumnus of the UB ISE Department.
Worked as an industrial engineer in the fashion and home textiles industries and currently works as Senior Analyst of Operations and Analytics at Gabriel & Co. She is cofounder of Via Asha Design, an online interior design service, and Digital Park, a creative tech startup studio, which allows her to apply her skills as an ISE to entrepreneurial ventures.
Mitch Berg currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Kubient where he leads the technical development of Kubient's core supply side platform (SSP) and fraud intelligence product (KAI). His recent responsibilities have been in AdTech: building teams, developing technical approaches, mentoring engineers and leads, and working with business and product development.
Linda serves as the New York University Tandon School of Engineering Vice Dean for Research where she is responsible for research strategy, development, and operations and is responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, school and university leadership; department chairs; center directors; staff; and external partners in industry to develop, grow, and advance Tandon’s research initiatives and facilitate the development of new research centers and initiatives in support of Tandon’s strategic vision.
Before joining Tandon, Linda was Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington, with a joint appointment to the college’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa and a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center.
Sara Czaja is the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Professor of Gerontology and the Director of the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell College of Medicine. She has written numerous books, chapters, and over 180 scientific articles on aging and cognition, family caregiving, aging and technology, training, and functional assessment. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of Governor Hochul’s Master Plan for Aging for New York. Czaja has a BS in Psychology, and an MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from UB.
Sean Cunningham works for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, where he leads a team of supply chain analysts and software developers responsible for delivering advanced analytics and supply chain management apps. He is a 1989 graduate of the UB ISE Department with a BS in Industrial Engineering. Sean has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and an MA in Statistics, both from UC Berkeley. He is currently editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. Sean lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with his wife and two athletic kids.
Patrick Dempsey is a Senior Scientist at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. After 11 years in various roles at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, including Director of Experimental Programs, Patrick G. Dempsey joined the Office of Mine Safety & Health Research of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in December 2007. He served previously as Team Leader of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention Team, and as Senior Scientist (Detail) in the NIOSH Associate Director for Science Office (Washington, DC). He is currently Chief of the Workplace Health Branch of NIOSH’s Pittsburgh Mining Research Division. He has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1990), and M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a Fellow of the Ergonomics Society (UK), a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and Editor-in-Chief of Applied Ergonomics.
Steve Krenzer is President and Board Member of Thinkific where he focusses on working closely with partners and portfolio companies of private equity and late stage venture firms. He has extensive leadership success in data analytics and e-commerce, providing c-suite operating leadership to some of the largest private and publicly traded platforms on-line, including LowerMyBills.com / Core Digital Media and Groupon. After earning his BSIE at UB, Steve worked as an engineer for nearly ten years before making the move to general management, ultimately resulting in several CEO and other C- suite positions in both private and public companies.
Larry Megan is Head of Digital for Baldwin Foods where he leads the digital transformation and information technology implementation strategies. Prior to Baldwin foods, Larry served as Vice President of Smart Manufacturing and Workforce Development at role at Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI) where he worked with AMI partners and customers to develop digital products and workforce development solutions aimed at improving the business performance for small and medium manufacturers. Larry also spent 26 years at Linde, formerly Praxair, in the industrial gas business. A chemical engineer by trade, Larry’s roles there included Corporate Fellow, Senior Director for Corporate Digital Strategy and Head of Praxair’s global digital innovation organization.
Frank is currently Head of Advanced Analytics for Linde.Digital. Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. The Advanced Analytics team blends data science with software development to create cutting edge decision support tools. Frank started his career with Linde in 2011 as a development specialist in the Business and Supply Chain Optimization group, part of the larger Research and Development organization. His focus is leading and developing technical solutions to improve efficiency and productivity across Linde’s business units. Frank has a BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Production Systems and PhD in Operations Research all from the University at Buffalo’s ISE Department.
Seth Myones is an Operating Executive and advisor to the ACON Investments PE firm in the Environmental Services, Waste Management, Industrial Services and related peripheral industry spaces, pursuing buy side investment and value creation opportunities. In addition, as President of Ridge Consultants LLC he serves as advisor to Waste & Environmental, and Industrial Services business enterprises providing strategic, commercial, financial, technical, operational and expert witness consulting services. Seth also served as non-executive Board Member for Fenix Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:FENX) and non-executiveBoard Member for Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC as well as an Operating Advisor for private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors, on its recycling & environmental services portfolio companies and related industry opportunities.
Mr. Myones started his career at IBM as industrial engineer for various computer related manufacturing processes. He was employed at Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE:CVA) for twenty-five plus years in P&L leadership roles and member of the Senior Executive team over the last fifteen years with roles as Chief Operating Officer, President - Covanta Americas, and Senior Vice President of Business. Seth earned an MBA from New York University-Stern School of Business, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Buffalo, and received a CPA license from the State of Maryland.
Dennis Schrader is the former Maryland Secretary of Health who led the state’s COVID-19 Pandemic response and recovery. Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan and confirmed by the Maryland Senate 45-2 on April 7, 2022, Secretary Schrader simultaneously transformed the Health Department’s technology infrastructure, better enabling it to blunt over a ransomware attack that occurred on December 4, 2021, in the middle of the COVID-19 Omicron surge. Dennis has held leadership roles in federal, state, and local governments, and in the private sector. His career includes 16 years as an executive at Maryland’s academic medical center and four years serving Governor Ehrlich as Maryland’s first Homeland Security Director in 2003. He is also a retired United States Navy Captain serving in the Civil Engineer Corps for 26 years, seven active duty and 19 in reserves. He is a UB ISE alumnus.
Robert Tom is a former Senior Director Product Engineering at Fisher-Price. Fisher-Price, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of children’s products. Robert earned his BS from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Masters of Engineering Degree from UB. His industrial experience and achievements span across a number of diverse industries including automotive, medical products and consumer hardgoods.