Student/Alumni Ambassadors

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. This connection continues into the first week of the semester to make the transition into graduate school and Binghamton University a smooth one. The SSIE Ambassador Program was formalized in Fall 2013 and continues to assist incoming students each semester.

Please email any one of the Ambassadors 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. Some of the students below are actually international undergraduates who are also interested in sharing their insights and experiences with you. Hopefully, you are as excited as the Ambassadors to connect with them to learn as much about their experiences as possible. You can email any of the Ambassadors, and also connect with students representing the following countries:

Bangladesh | Brazil | Canada | China | Dominican Republic | Ethiopia | Germany | India | Iran | Japan| Jordan | Libya | Palestine | Republic of Korea | Romania | Saudi Arabia | Turkey | United States of America | Yemen

Meet the Current SSIE Department Ambassadors

Bangladesh

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Chanchal Saha

Chanchal Saha, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

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.


Brazil

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Iago Egias da Silva

Iago Egias da Silva, BS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Operations Research, Simulation & Genetic Algorithm
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Email: iegiasd1@binghamton.edu

I am an exchange student from Brazil and I have been selected to study at Binghamton University by the Brazilian Government in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. I will be happy to assist you and to share my experiences that I gained from Binghamton University and from project experiences in Brazilian companies.


Canada

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Amy Zhao

Amy Zhao, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare Systems
Country: USA
Language: Mandarin
Email: azhao3@binghamton.edu

I currently work as a Healthcare Performance Engineer at Montefiore Medical Center applying Lean Six Sigma methodologies to hospital operations. I graduated with a master's in IE and bachelor's in biology from Binghamton University. Both my graduate and undergraduate experiences at Binghamton have allowed me to become very familiar with the campus and community. If you have any questions about the program or about being a new student, don't hesitate to reach out!.


China

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Tina He

Tian He, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Electronics Packaging, Operations Research, Genetic Algorithms
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Email: the6@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD candidate in Systems Science. I got my bachelor and master degree in Renmin University of China. I'm currently working as a graduate research associate in WISE. My research area is production   manufacturing system optimization. I'm glad to help you if you have any questions.


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Jun Wang

Jun Wang, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Email: jwang158@binghamton.edu

I am an ISE graduate student and member of the Chinese Student and Scholars Association at Binghamton University. I enjoy sharing my experience and providing advice to new students moving into the greater Binghamton area.



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Lu He

Lu He, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare System, Scheduling Optimization, Simulation and Modeling, Lean Six Sigma
Country: China
Language: Mandarin

Email: lhe9@binghamton.edu

Currently, I am a second year MS student in SSIE department and a WISE research assistant. I would be happy to share my experience and assist new students with any questions. Feel free to contact me.


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Debiao Li

Debiao Li, PhD Systems and Science

Research Areas: Scheduling Optimization, Simulation and Modeling, Reliability
Country: China
Email: dli14@binghamton.edu

I am working as an Assistant Professor at Fuzhou University in China after I graduated in 2015. I strongly recommend the SSIE program and WISE.


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Wen Cao

Wen Cao, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare delivery systems, Digital Human Modeling in Manufacturing and Healthcare
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Email: wcao2@binghamton.edu


Dominican Republic

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Jorge Luis

Jorge Luis Then Cuevas, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Electronic Packaging , Lean Six Sigma , Electronic Manufacturing , Process Improvement
Country: Dominican Republic
Email: jthencu1@binghamton.edu

I am a second year Master's student in the Systems Science & Industrial Engineer (SSIE) department at Binghamton University. My concentration is in electronic packaging. I completed my undergraduates studies also the in SSIE department at Binghamton University. I would like to help anyone with questions, so feel free to contact me.


Ethiopia

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Desta Hailemarim

Desta Hailemariam, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare Delivery Systems; Manufacturing and Production Systems
Country: Ethiopia
Email: dhailem1@binghamton.edu


Germany

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Benjamin Schleich

Benjamin Schleich, PhD Systems Science

Research Areas: Healthcare, Optimization, Inventory Control, Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma Methodologies, Continuous Improvement
Country: Germany
Language: German, Intermediate Spanish
Email: bschlei1@binghamton.edu

I was a PhD candidate (graduated Dec. 2015), deployed by the WISE group at LiveOnNY since June 2012 (employed full-time now ) 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 and am a committee member of the annual SHS conference. 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.


India 

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Soham Gurrala

Soham Gurrala, MS industrial and systems engineering

Research Areas: Process improvement and data analysis in healthcare
Country: India
Languages: Hindi and Konkani
Email: sgurral1@binghamton.edu

I am enrolled as a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. I started my journey at Binghamton University in spring 2019. Currently, I am working as a graduate research associate at a hospital in collaboration with the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE). Additionally, I have also had the opportunity to work under the guidance of Dean Srihari and Professor Khasawneh.

Choosing Binghamton University is one of the best decisions I have made. I am looking forward to connecting with incoming students and share my journey and experience with them. Please feel free to contact me with regard to any questions, guidance or assistance you need.


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Arushi Agarwal

Arushi Agarwal, PhD  Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data mining in healthcare, simulation and modeling
Country: India
Email: aagarw14@binghamton.edu

Hi! I'm currently pursuing my PhD in industrial and systems engineering. Also, I'm working as a graduate research associate with WISE, working on the simulation and modeling of central fill pharmacy systems for pharmacy automation. My research interests are in data mining optimization, particularly in healthcare. I'm excited to connect with new students and provide information regarding the SSIE Department, the program, or any other query that can make the transition easier. Please feel free to connect with me.


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Anand Gopalakrishnan

Anand Gopalakrishnan, MS Systems Science & Industrial Engineering

Research Areas: Flexible electronics, mechanical performance of electronics, additive manufacturing, supply chain
Country: India
Language: Tamil and Hindi
Email: agopala1@binghamton.edu

I am currently pursuing my master's in SSIE. Before coming to Binghamton, I was working with Accenture for 2.5 years. I have a penchant interest in the mechanical performance and materials selection process in the field of flexible electronics. Feel free to get in touch with me and it will be my pleasure to answer your queries to the best of my abilities.


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Nikhil Mohkhedkar

Nikhil Mohkhedkar, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Electronics Packaging
Country: India
Language: Hindi, Marathi
Email: nmohkhe1@binghamton.edu

I am working as a graduate research assistant with Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) in the domain of electronics packaging. Additionally, I have worked on various academic research projects under the guidance of Professor Srihari and Professor Khasawneh.

I have completed my bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from University of Pune, India. Please feel free to contact me any time. I would be more than happy to assist and guide prospective students in all the possible ways that I can.


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Tejas Mahadik

Tejas Mahadik, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Supply-chain management, process improvement, autonomous systems
Language: Marathi, Hindi
Email: tmahadi1@binghamton.edu

I have completed my first year of master's in the SSIE Department and also am working as a graduate research associate with WISE. It's a great experience to learn in the SSIE program and also gain professional experience while working with the industry which was possible because of the WISE group. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


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Abhinay Lingam

Abhinay Lingam, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Supply chain management, autonomous systems and process Improvement
Language: Telugu, Hindi
Email: alingam1@binghamton.edu

I am a master’s student with the SSIE department. I completed my bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. I am currently working as a graduate research associate in Supply chain management with WISE. It will be more than happy to help the new and prospective students with any query regarding the department, program, and planning the coursework to the best I can. Feel free to contact me.


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Neel Khurjekar

Neel Khurjekar, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare data mining, business intelligence, predictive modelling, hospital revenue cycle management
Country: India
Email: nkhurje1@binghamton.edu 


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Vishal

Vishal Mandane, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: HAI, Human Factors in Advancements of Self Driving Cars, Process Improvement, Discrete Event Simulation in Managing Producing Bottlenecks
Country: India
Email: vmadane1@binghamton.edu


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Samantha Raja

Sumanth Raja, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Health Systems
Country: India
Language: Tamil
Email: sraja2@binghamton.edu


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Vikram Sekar

Vikram Sekar, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

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.


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Sandesh Bharre

Sandesh Bharre, MS Systems Science & Industrial Engineering

Research Areas: Supply Chain Management, Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma
Country: India
Language: Hindi, Marathi
Email: sbharre1@binghamton.edu

Hello, I am a Master's student in the SSIE department currently working as a Research Associate with WISE working on supply chain management, warehouse management and logistics as my research areas.
I will be more than happy to help new students regarding information about our department and university to best of my knowledge, so please feel free to contact me.


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Sriniwas Pandey

Sriniwas Pandey, Ph.D. Systems Science

Research Area: Computational Social Science, Complex Systems, Data Analytics
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Email: spandey4@binghamton.edu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Systems Science. I am currently working in the area of Computational Social Science. Other research areas of my interests are Complex Systems, Network Analysis, and Data Analytics. I have completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer science from India. I would love to share my experience here at Binghamton University and particularly in the SSIE department. I will try to answer any query from the prospective students to the best of my ability. Don't hesitate to contact me


Iran

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Sadegh Mikaeili

Sadegh Mikaeili, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas:Data Analytics in Healthcare, Machine Learning of Structured and Unstructured Data, Text Mining, Healthcare Operations
Country: Iran
Language: Persian(Farsi)
Email: mmikaei1@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD Candidate at the SSIE department. I'm currently working in the healthcare industry in the field of data analytics and prior to that I was part of the WISE Healthcare research group for four years. I have gained a tremendous amount of wonderful experiences ever since I joined the department and I am here to share that with you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have about the department, university, and life in Binghamton, and I will do my best to assist you.


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Farnaz Zamani

Farnaz Zamani Esfahlani, PhD Systems Science

Research Areas: Network Science, Computational Modeling 
Country: Iran
Language: Persian(Farsi), Azeri 
Email: fzamani1@binghamton.edu


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Sina Khanmohammadi

Sina Khanmohammadi, PhD Systems Science

Research Areas: Computational Intelligence, Data Mining & Machine Learning
Country: Iran
Language: Persian (Farsi), Turkish, Azeri
Email: skhanmo1@binghamton.edu


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Behnaz Malaei

Behnaz Malaei, PhD Systems Science & Industrial Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare Delivery Systems, Process Improvement, Data Analytics, and Lean Six Sigma 
Country: Iran
Language: Persian (Farsi)
Email: bmalaei1@binghamton.edu

I am a Ph.D. student in SSIE. I completed my Master's degree in Industrial Engineering inU.S. and worked here the past few years in academia. This experiment has given me the opportunity to be able to assist new students with any questions or concerns regarding SSIE program and Binghamton University. Please feel free to reach out to me as you have questions.


Japan

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Jun Kataoka

Jun Kataoka, PhD System Science

Research Areas: Domain Adaptation, Bayesian Machine Learning
Languages: Japanese
Email: jkataok1@binghamton.edu


Jordan

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Anas Hourani

Anas Hourani, PhD Systems Science

Research Areas: Data mining
Country: Jordan
Email: ahouran1@binghamton.edu

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


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Lubna Al-Nasser

Lubna Al-Nasser, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data analytics, healthcare delivery systems, Lean Six Sigma, process improvements
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic
Email: lalnass1@binghamton.edu

I am a third year PhD candidate in ISE and I am from Jordan. I would be happy to provide any guidance to new students regarding SSIE research, coursework, training and executive programs or any other questions they may have.


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Nourma Khader

Nourma Khader PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data mining, Collaborative Networks, Visual Analytics, Optimization
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic
Email: nkhader1@binghamton.edu

I have completed my Master's degree at Binghamton University, and now I am pursuing my PhD here. I have been deployed by WISE in different research projects in different companies like Innovation Associates and Xerox Research Center. I have applied different data mining techniques in my research projects as well as optimization and visual analytics. I am happy to assist you and share with you my experiences that I gained from BU since beginning here in 2012.


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Raghad Baha

Raghad Baha' Aldeen Alkhawaldeh PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data mining and machine learning, Healthcare Systems, performance improvement
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic
Email:  ralkhaw1@binghamton.edu

"I joined the SSIE department to do my Masters degree in 2014 and joined WISE as a Research Associate in the healthcare field. My research area is focused on applying data mining and machine learning to drive continuous improvement. I am here to answer any questions you have about the SSIE department, WISE program, and research, I would be happy to help you!"


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Karmel Shehadeh

Karmel Shehadeh, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data Mining & Machine Learning, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Biomedical Application, Health Informatics
Country: Jordan
Email: ksami1@binghamton.edu

I am an 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.


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Jawad Qasaymeh

Jawad Qasaymeh, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Digital Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic
Email:  Jqasaym1@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD candidate in ISE and I would be happy to help and assist with any new student questions and concerns.


Libya

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Hamza Saad

Hamza Saad

Research Areas: Quality improvement, Data mining, Industrial Engineering, and Optimization
Country: Libya
Email: hsaad1@binghamton.edu

I am interested to share my experience in Binghamton University to all new students.

Palestine

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Odai Y Dweekat

Odai Y Dweekat, P.h.D Systems Science & Industrial Engineering

Research Areas: Data Mining, Continuous Improvement and Heuristic Optimization in the Health Care Industry
Country: Palestine
Language: Arabic
Email: odweeka1@binghamton.edu

I have a Master's degree in Operations Management from the University of Birmingham-UK, and I am currently studying for a Ph.D. in SSIE. I am currently a Graduate Research Associate at ChrisrianaCare Hospital. Before that, I worked for five years in telecommunication companies in Palestine. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I am happy to help.


Republic of Korea

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So Youn Kweon

So Youn Kweon, MS -Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Healthcare, Lean Six Sigma
Country: South Korea
Email: skweon2@binghamton.edu

After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, I am very excited to continue my studies at Binghamton University, pursuing my Master's degree while working as a WISE research associate. During the past years spent at Binghamton, I had the pleasure of learning and working with many intelligent people from various areas and countries. I will be more than happy to share my experience and guide any new students to Binghamton and the department. Please feel free to contact me anytime!


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Young min Joung

Young Min Joung, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Operations Research, Electronics Packaging, Job Scheduling
Country: South Korea
Email: yjoung1@binghamton.edu

I have completed my Bachelor's degree in Binghamton University with an Industrial Engineering major and am continuing for a Master's degree. I would love to share my experience at Binghamton University, especially with the SSIE department. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me with any questions. I would love to answer them and help you in any possible way.


Romania

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Linda Adwan

Linda Adwan, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Improving Healthcare Systems, Quality Assurance
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian, Arabic
Email: Ladwan1@binghamton.edu

Currently pursuing my Master’s degree from the SSIE department and working as a research assistant. I’m glad to answer any questions and feel free to contact me.


Saudi Arabia

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Abdulrahman Alhaider

Abdulrahman Alhaider, MS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Ergonomics, Digital human modeling, Causes of Work Related Musculoskeletal Injury, Safety
Country: Saudi Arabia
Language: Arabic
Email: aalhaid1@binghamton.edu

Before becoming an SSIE Master's student, with a background in Industrial Engineering, I worked as Health, Safety, and Fire officer in Saudi Arabia. Currently, the concentration of my MS is in Human Factors. I would be inestimably happy to help students with their inquiries and answer their questions regarding anything they need before, during, and after coming to Binghamton.


Turkey

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Safak Yakti

Safak Yakti, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data Mining and Healthcare Systems
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Email: syakti1@binghamton.edu

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


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Salih Tutun

Salih Tutun PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data Mining, Heuristic Optimization
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish, Intermediate German
Email: stutun1@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD Candidate in ISE, and officer in military academy. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Turkey. My general interests are about data mining and network analysis, and their applications in military and industry. In recent years, I studied collective decision-making for Homeland Security and Defense, and understanding of patterns for Counter-terrorism. Therefore, I have spent the past few years in the Binghamton area. This background has given me the opportunity to get closely acquainted with faculty and fellow students in the department. I would really be happy to help you.


United States of America

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Tamika Gordon

Tamika Gordon, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Process Improvement
Country: USA
Email: tgordon4@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD candidate in ISE and I have spent the past few years in the Binghamton area. This has given me the opportunity to get acquainted with Binghamton University, faculty and fellow students in the department. These experiences motivate me to be a resource and assist with any question, concerns or ambiguities.


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Michael Gonfiantini

Michael Gonfiantini, MS - Industrial and Systems Engineering with  Health Systems Concentration

Research Areas: Healthcare Delivery Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvement
Country: USA
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.


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Eric Peña

Eric Peña, MS - Systems Science, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Complex Systems and Engineering

Research Areas: Complex Systems Modeling, Artificial Life, and Machine Learning
Country:
USA
Email: eric.pena@binghamton.edu


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Beth Reisman

Beth Reisman, BS Industrial and Systems Engineering

Country: USA
Email:  breisma1@binghamton.edu

I am an undergraduate student majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I am a research assistant in a 3D printing lab and a member of the SSIE Student Advisory Board. While I am originally from Westchester, NY, I have enjoyed living on campus and exploring the Binghamton area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Yemen

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Abdulaziz Ahmed

Abdulaziz Ahmed, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Modeling and Optimization of Systems
Country: Yemen
Language: Arabic
Email: aahmed20@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD candidate in the SSIE department. I obtained my BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2009 and 2012, respectively. It would be my pleasure to transfer my humble experience and to share it with the new students. I would be happy to help them. Please don't hesitate to contact me by email.


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Mohmammed Al-Mashraie

Mohammed Al-Mashraie, PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Areas: Data Mining and Machine Learning, Healthcare Delivery systems, Simulation and Modeling
Country: Yemen
Language: Arabic
Email: malmash1@binghamton.edu

I have received my undergraduate degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Industrial Engineering. I have completed my Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Binghamton University and now I am pursuing a PhD. I have been deployed by WISE in a number of research projects in different organizations including Infosys and Albany Medical Center. It would be my pleasure to share my experience and address your questions. Please feel free to contact me.