The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE)
held elections on February 2, 2018 to fill four open
positions on their 14-person Board of Trustees. Dr. Ann
Bisantz was elected Senior Vice President of Academics and will
serve for a three year term, beginning on April 1. All
IISE professional members are eligible to cast ballots in the
Jun Zhuang, a professor in UB’s Department of Industrial
and Systems Engineering, and former student John Coles (PhD 2014,
BS 2009), now a senior research scientist and project manager at
CUBRC Inc., are the recipients of the 2017 Koopman Prize from the
Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations
Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
An article on Upstart NY, which covers startups in the
Buffalo area, features Vader Systems, which worked with UB
engineers to develop a liquid metal 3-D printing machine. The
articles notes that the company is hiring UB graduates.