SSIE Ambassador Program

Get Connected, Stay Connected

During the past several years, the Department has taken an informal approach to connecting newly admitted students with current students soon after being accepted into the graduate program and into the first week of the semester to make the transition to graduate school and Binghamton University a smooth one. This program was formalized in Fall 2013 and continues to assist incoming students.

Please email any one of them with questions you may have about Binghamton University, the SSIE Department or the Binghamton area in general.

The Ambassadors are excited about sharing information with you about their research, the Program, the Department, Binghamton University and the surrounding areas. Hopefully, you are as excited as the Ambassadors to connect with them to learn as much about their experiences as possible.

 

Meet the Current SSIE Department Ambassadors

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Chanchal Saha

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Server Manufacturing System, Reverse Logistics Network, Data Analytics, Predictive Model & Website Development
Country: Bangladesh
Email: csaha1@binghamton.edu

I am here to help the newly admitted students to get familiar with our graduate school environment, student activities, research scopes, accommodation facilities, etc... Being new students, you may have lots of questions in your mind regarding academic as well as social life of Binghamton. So don't hesitate! Just send me an email; I will try my best to answer your questions.

MikeMichael Gonfiantini

Course of Study: MS - ISE w/ Health Systems Concentration
Research Areas: Healthcare Delivery Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvement
Country: US
Email: mgonfia1@binghamton.edu

I am a second year masters student in the SSIE department and am currently a WISE research assistant. I have received my undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and have become very familiar with the department over the last 5 years. Given this experience, I would be more than happy to help any new students in the department with any questions they may have.

Tian



Tamika



CaoWen Cao

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare delivery systems, Digital Human Modeling in Manufacturing and Healthcare
Country: China
Email: wcao2@binghamton.edu 

HailemariamDesta Hailemariam

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare Delivery Systems; Manufacturing and Production Systems
Country: Ethiopia
Email: dhailem1@binghamton.edu

NeelNeel Khurjekar

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare Systems & Analytics, Health Informatics, Human Factors in Healthcare
Country: India
Email: nkhurje1@binghamton.edu

 

SinaSina Khanmohammadi

Course of Study: PhD - SS
Research Areas: Computational Intelligence, Data Mining & Machine Learning
Country: Iran
Email: skhanmo1@binghamton.edu 

KokenBenjamin Schleich

Course of Study: PhD - SS
Research Areas: Healthcare, Optimization, Inventory Control, Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma Methodologies, Continuous Improvement
Country: Germany
Email: bschlei1@binghamton.edu

 

I am a PhD candidate, deployed by the WISE group at the New York Organ Donor Network since June 2012 and have been applying many methods and tools I learned during my studies at Binghamton. I was one of the first co-organizers of the Annual Pursuit of Operational Excellence that was launched in 2012 at BU. I am happy to share experiences I had since I started at BU in 2011 as well as provide any guidance or support in conjunction with your studies and research.

S. TutunSalih Tutun

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Data Mining, Heuristic Optimization
Country: Turkey
Email: stutun1@binghamton.edu

 

I am a PhD student in SSIE. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Turkey. I studied on electrical energy and military (operation research). I am interested in data mining and heuristic optimization techniques, and their applications in military and industry.

JennicaJennica Meehan

Course of Study: MS - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare Systems
Country: US
Email: jmeehan2@binghamton.edu

I am a second year ISE graduate student from Amsterdam, NY. I currently have a graduate research position through WISE working with United Health Services. I completed my undergraduate degree in ISE at Binghamton University, as well. This will be my 5th year living in Binghamton and attending the University. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your time here at Binghamton!

VikramVikram Sekar

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare, Analytics and Neural Networks
Country: India
Email: vsekar1@binghamton.edu

I am currently doing my PhD with SSIE. I got my bachelors from India and completed my masters from SSIE at Binghamton University. After working for few years in the field of industrial engineering, I joined the PhD program to move to the next level in my career by specializing in a particular core area of SSIE. I am looking forward to meet the new students - to help them to plan their coursework, career plans and future research interests.

SoniSafak Yakti

Course of Study: MS - ISE
Research Areas: Data Mining
Country: Turkey
Email: syakti1@binghamton.edu

I am a Master's student in Industrial and Systems Engineering. My undergraduate degree is from Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering from Dual-Diploma Program between Istanbul Technical University and Binghamton University. I would love to help and provide information for upcoming students about Binghamton University, Computer Science and ISE major, the SSIE department and Binghamton area. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

HouraniAnas Hourani

Course of Study: PhD - SS
Research Areas: Data mining
Country: Jordan
Email: ahouran1@binghamton.edu

My goal is to help new students in the Systems Science program.

Sumanth

 

 Karmel Shehadeh                                                            Karmel

Course of study: MS - ISE
Research area: Data Mining & Machine Learning, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Biomedical Application, Health Informatics
Country: Jordan
Email: ksami1@binghamton.edu

I am a second year ISE graduate student from Jordan. Currently, I am a graduate research associate in WISE working with Professor Chun An-Chou. I would be happy to share my experience with new students as well as to provide any guidance or support regarding life in Binghamton, course work, research and career plans.

 

Mandana Rezaeiahari

Course of Study: PhD - ISEMandana
Research Areas: Modeling & Optimization of Healthcare

Delivery Systems
Country: Iran
Email: mrezaei1@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD student in the SSIE department and work as a research assistant in WISE. Prior to coming to the BU, I earned both my bachelor's and master's in industrial engineering from University of Science and Culture, Tehran. My background was Supply Chain Contract and Inventory Control. My current research focuses on analyzing the influential factors that entice undergraduate students majoring in life sciences choose careers in STEM research. Towards this end, I use Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Statistical Analysis. Besides this, I also work on modeling and optimization of healthcare delivery systems. I will be happy to assist new students cope with the adjustment process. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hind Al-HindawiHind Al-Hindawi

Course of study: PhD - ISE
Research area: Continuous Process Improvement and Supply Chain
Country: Jordan
Email: halhind1@binghamton.edu

I am an international student who had to become familiar with the admission process, as well as other perspectives of becoming a student at BU. This includes finding housing, knowing how to get around using transportation, courses, and others. I would be happy to help new students in any way I can.

Last Updated: 7/9/14