University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
John B. Coles






John B. Coles - Activities

  • Disaster Relief Volunteer and Coordinator:
    • Assessment and Feeding: Western New York, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, March 2011 – Present
    • Disaster Relief Logistics Coordinator: New Life Orphanage, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 2010 – July 2010
    • Assistant Manager for Relief Distributions: Victory Church in New Orleans Louisiana, December 2005 – January 2006
    • Translator and Volunteer: Indian Ocean tsunami relief in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April 2005.
  • Leading Student Organizations:
    • Reactivating Coordinator and President: University at Buffalo of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Chapter, April 2011 – April 2012
      • Mr. Coles was award the Judith Liebman Award to recognize his "outstanding and sustained contribution" to the student chapter, September 2013
      • Chapter received the Cum Laud INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award, September 2013
    • President: University at Buffalo student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2008 – 2009
    • Vice-President: University at Buffalo Student Chapter of Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering Honors Society, 2008 – 2009
  • Student Development and Outreach:
    • Mentoring High-school Students: Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (BEAM/SEAS) Honors Research Summer Program, July 2012- August 2012
    • Coordinating and Teaching: Two-hour lesson for 50 Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) students
    • Presenter: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP) interest talk, June 2012
    • Ambassador for Department: University at Buffalo Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, April 2011 – Present
    • Representative for High-school Outreach: University at Buffalo, September 2011 – Present
    • Undergraduate Research Mentor: Industrial Engineering Students at the University at Buffalo, January 2011 – Present
    • Guest Lecturer for Applied Stochastic Processes (IE 576), February 2012
  • Paper and Book Reviewer:
    • Paper Review for ISERC, February 2013
    • 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), January 2013
    • The Social Science Journal, December 2012
    • Paper Review for Social Science, July 2012
    • Conference Paper Reviewer for the 2012, 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), February 2012
    • Conference Paper Reviewer for the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) 2012, February 2012
    • Book Chapter Review "Review Humanitarian & Relief logistics: Research issues, case studies and future trends," January 2012
    • Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, June 2011

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