U.S. Northeast Region

Welcome to the  U.S. Northeastern Region of IISE

Our mission is to provide highly valued services to IE students, people with IE degrees regardless of their current profession and people within the IE profession regardless of college degree.

The U.S. Northeast Region includes New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. One of seven U.S. regions for IISE, the Northeast is home to 25 percent of the U.S. professional chapters and 16 percent of the U.S. student chapters. But the Northeast is not just about quantity - we also focus on quality. This past year the Northeast was home to four of the seven Gold professional chapters and 3 of the 22 Gold student chapters.

Please let us know how we can serve you better by contacting any of the region leaders listed below.

U.S. Northeast Region Vice President - Michael Testani

Michael TestaniMichael is the Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University. Michael earned his undergraduate degree at Alfred University, and his Masters degree in industrial engineering from Binghamton Univesity's Watson School of Engineering. After earning his undergraduate degree from Alfred University, Testani worked for Universal Instruments and Dovatron, before spending 20 years at IBM in quality systems engineer and managerial roles.

U.S. Northeast Assistant Vice President - Dr. Jun Zhuang

Jun ZhuangDr. Jun Zhuang is Morton C. Frank Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Decision, Risk & Data Laboratory, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Zhuang has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zhuang's long-term research goal is to integrate operations research, big data analytics, game theory, and decision analysis to improve mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for natural and man-made disasters. Other areas of interest include applications to health care, sports, transportation, supply chain management, sustainability, and architecture. Dr. Zhuang has been a principal investigator of over 30 research grants funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by the U.S. Department of Energy, by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Jobs, jobs, jobs!

I noted in the last several month's newsletter that the IISE website has an extensive job board, which is updated daily with IE specific positions throughout the Northeast. These positions range from entry level to CEO, and are located in just about every state (from Delaware to New Hampshire, Maine to Pennsylvania).

Visit the  IISE Career Center. Take advantage of this opportunity, or let your peers know. Also make sure you stay in touch with your local chapter, as they may have additional postings.

Chapter management


This region includes 10 professional chapters:

  • Central Connecticut 
  • Lancaster- Harrisburg, Pa. 
  • Long Island, N.Y.
  • Metropolitan New Jersey 
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. 
  • Raritan Valley, N.J.
  • Reading, Pa. 
  • Rochester, N.Y. 
  • South Jersey 
  • Syracuse, N.Y. 

There are IISE student chapters at 20 colleges and universities in the region:

  • Binghamton University
  • Hofstra University
  • Lehigh University
  • Northeastern University 
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University 
  • University of New York at Buffalo
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Pittsburgh 
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Western New England College
  • Worchester Polytechnic Institute