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. 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
Israel
Jordan
Libya
Republic of Korea
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
United States of America
Yemen



 

Meet the Current SSIE Department Ambassadors

Bangladesh

Chanchal Saha

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.



Brazil

Iago Egias da SilvaIago Egias da Silva

Course of Study: BS - ISE
Research Areas: Operations Research, Simulation and 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

Amy ZhaoAmy Zhao

Course of Study: MS - ISE
Research Areas: Healthcare Systems
Country: USA
Language: Mandarin
Email: azhao3@binghamton.edu

I am a first year Master's student in ISE and received my Bachelor's in Biology from Binghamton University. My experiences here have allowed me to become very familiar with the campus and the community. If you have any questions about the program or about being a new student, I'm more than happy to help.

 



China

Tian HeTian He

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

Jun WangJun Wang

Course of Study: MS - ISE
Research Areas: 
Country: China
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.

Lu HeLu He

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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.

 Haifeng WangHaifeng Wang

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
Research Areas: Data Mining, Simulation, Operation Research, Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy logic
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Email: hwang58@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD student in ISE and currently working for WISE on Central Fill Pharmacy simulation. My research is mainly about supervised learning and heuristics algorithms. If you have any questions about our department or my topics, I'm glad to share my experience.



 



 

Debiao LiDebiao Li

Course of Study: PhD - SS
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.

Wen Cao, PhDWen Cao

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

I am currently working as a Performance Improvement Consultant at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Dominican Republic

Jorge Luis Then CuevasJorge Luis Then Cuevas

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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

Desta HailemariamDesta Hailemariam

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

 

Germany

Benjamin SchleichBenjamin Schleich

Course of Study: PhD - SS
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

Neel KhurjekarNeel Khurjekar

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

 

Sumanth RajaSumanth Raja

Research Areas: Health Systems
Course of Study: MS - ISE
Country: India
Language: Tamil
Email: sraja2@binghamton.edu

Vikram SekarVikram 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.

Sandesh BharreSandesh Bharre

Course of Study: SSIE
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. 



Iran

Sina KhanmohammadiSina Khanmohammadi

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

 

Israel

Information coming soon...

 

Jordan

Anas 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.

Lubna Al-Nasser
Lubna Al-Nasser

Course of study: PhD - ISE
Research area: 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.

Nourma KhaderNourma Khader

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

Karmel ShehadehKarmel Shehadeh

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 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.

Jawad QasaymehJawad Qasaymeh

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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

Hamza SaadAnas Hourani

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. 

Republic of Korea

So Youn KweonSo Youn Kweon

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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!

Hyobin KimHyobin Kim

Course of study: PhD - SS 
Research area: Complex Systems, Morphogenetic Systems, Dynamical Networks
Country: Republic of Korea
Language: Korean
Email: hkim240@binghamton.edu

I am a PhD student in the SS program and research assistant in the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.

Young Min JoungYoung Min Joung

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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

Linda AdwanLinda Adwan

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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

 Abdulrahman AlhaiderAbdulrahman Alhaider

Course of Study: MS - ISE
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

Safak YaktiSafak Yakti

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

Salih TutunSalih Tutun

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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. My personal website is https://tr.linkedin.com/in/salihtutun if you need more information. Please feel free to contact me.

United States of America

 Tamika GordonTamika Gordon

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

 

Michael GonfiantiniMichael Gonfiantini

Course of Study: MS - ISE w/ 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.

Beth ReismanBeth Reisman

Course of Study: BS - ISE
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

 Abdulaziz AhmedAbdulaziz Ahmed

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

Mohammed Al-MashraieMohammed Al-Mashraie

Course of Study: PhD - ISE
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.

 

Last Updated: 10/18/16