Ann Bisantz
Dr. Ann Bisantz
Professor and Chair, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
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Ann Bisantz earned a PhD at the Georgia Institute of Technology in industrial and systems engineering in human-machine systems with a minor in cognitive science. Her MS and BS are from UB, both in industrial engineering. Her research involves cognitive engineering for complex systems such as health care and command and control, and includes projects addressing communicating uncertainty to decision makers using visual and multi-modal displays, methods in cognitive engineering, and modeling dynamic decision-making.

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PhD, 1997, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology MS, 1991, Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY BS, 1989, Industrial Engineering, Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY
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  • Charlotte, Auckland

    Added Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    I'm currently an engineering student in New Zealand (studying Engineering Science- made up mainly of math, programming, optimisation and finance papers, and a number of electives from other fields). After being an intern in heavy engineering (Steel Mill) over the past few months this summer, I definitely feel that a career in heavy engineering is just not for me. What other areas would my engineering degree help me to break into? (e.g. a lot of people go into things like investment banking ...
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    Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo
    Answered Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    Dear Charlotte,

    I am not completely familiar with the engineering science major in New Zealand but it appears you are taking some of the same courses that students in Industrial and Systems engineering take. our students work in many different courses - ...

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  • Ally , Abbotsford

    Added Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    I love math and science but I am still wondering if engineering is the right choice for me, because I did a wood working class in middle school, and drafting portion had to be the part that I least enjoyed. If drafting and designing is a big chunk of engineering, this may not be what I should go into.. If you can let me know if there is an aspect of engineering that doesn't involve drawing/drafting/coming up with creative and innovative designs for miraculous bridges and roads, that would be ...
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    Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo
    Answered Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Dear Ally,

    You ask a great question about what engineers really do, in school and on the job. The fact is that most engineers do not spend their time drawing and drafting - but that all engineers spend time coming up with innovative ideas to solve all ...

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  • An'Tenesha, Auburn University Student asked Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo

    Added Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    My name is An'Tenesha and I'm a Freshman at Auburn University majoring in Chemical Engineering. I'm thinking about changing to industrial because of the stories I have heard about this major when dealing with cosmetics. I want to not only create cosmetic products but have my own cosmetic line. I was wondering if I should switch to industrial or stick with chemical? 
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