2015 IIE Northeast


Regional Conference


Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 22nd

(all the speakers and main events are scheduled for Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm)



Curry Student Center

Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Dress Code

Business Casual


Attending Students From

Company Representatives From:

Don Jenkins

VP of Operations EnerNOC

Nick Chory

Data Intelligence Team Lead EnerNOC

Brent Sisson

Program Manager


Michael Augustijns Business Operations Associate


Dana Evernden

Supply Chain and Utility Operations Administrator


Brian Im

Energy Markets

Operations Associate


Dr. Hugh McManus

Senior Special Projects Engineer

Metis Design

Dr. James Benneyan



Michael S. Rosenblatt

Chief Medical Officer

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

David Schaeffer


American Retirement Advisors  

Anthony Castaldo

Regional Industrial Engineering Manager

FedEx Ground

Beverly K. Jaeger

Senior Academic Specialist


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 

Piyush Karwa

Global Senior Process Engineer

Stanley Black & Decker

Abhilasha Katariya

Research Scientist - Supply Chain Optimization


Sagar Kamarthi

Associate Professor


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 

Susan Freeman

Senior Academic Specialist


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 

Kathy Kanterman

QMS Engineer

Interplex Engineered Products

Benjamin Harris

Adjunct Faculty Member

Northeastern University

Rob Mersereau

Process Improvement Program Manager


Sean Anzuoni


Quantum Leap Engineering

Mike Lalle

On Road Work Measurement Coordinator 


Keivan Sadeghzadeh

Research Assistant

Northeastern College of Engineering

Coby Durham

Staff Engineer 

VA Medical Center

Bob Liptrot


Boston Industrial Consulting

Walter Towner




Where To Stay?

Hampton Inn & Suites

$159/night (SPECIAL DEAL)

Be sure to mention you are part of the IIE Northeastern Regional Conference

Walking distance

Close by

Included in Rate:

  • Transportation to & from Conference

  • Breakfast

  • In-room WiFi

  • Fitness Center


Included in Rate:

  • Breakfast

  • In-room WiFi

  • Fitness Center

Residence Inn by Marriot ®

$209/night (SPECIAL DEAL)

Parking $42/night

Close by

Walking distance

Friday, March 20th


4:00pm to 9:00pm  -->  Conference Check-In


5:30pm to 6:30pm  -->  Enernoc Facility Tour (Pre-Registered Attendees Only)

5:30pm to 9:00pm  -->  Networking Night at Curry Student Center

Satuday, March 21st


8:00am to 9:00am  -->  Late Arrival, Registration & Breakfast 

9:00am to 9:30am  -->  Introduction and Opening Remarks

9:40am to 10:45am  --> Session #1

                                      Room A) Energy, Process Improvement, Scalability and Project Management Panel Presented by ENERNOC's Team                                    

                                      Room B) Career Paths in Industrial Engineering. Which one's yours?

                                      Room C) Industrial Engineers in Healthcare Presentation

                                      Room D) IE tools Improve Under Armour’s Distribution Center Performance


10:55am to 12:00pm --> Session #2

                                       Room A) IE's Changing The Face of Healthcare

                                       Room B) Focusing On The Big Picture; A New Perspective On Your Job Search

                                       Room C) Mass Customization: An Emerging Industrial Engineering Paradigm 

                                       Room D) Analytic in Complex High-Dimensional Time-to-Event Data


12:00pm to 1:55pm  --> Lunch (on your own). A wide variety of restaurants around and on campus will be open and available for you. 


2:00pm to 3:05pm    --> Session #3

                                       Room A) Lean Workshop

                                       Room B) Leading a Process Driven Business 

                                       Room C) How Combining Lean-Six Sigma Tools With Automation Leads to "Quantum Leaps" in Efficiency

                                       Room D) Why IE's are becoming one of the most sought after employees for growing companies?


3:15pm to 4:20pm --> Session #4 and Technical Paper Competition

                                     Room A) IE's optimizing cost and performance in the defense industry

                                     Room B) Service Learning and Civic Responsibility                                       

                                     Room C) Axiomatic Design by WPI's Prof. Walter Towner

                                     Room D) Re-Inventing Supply Chain And Warehouses With Robots


                                     Room E) Technical Paper Competition:


                                                    Three-Dimensional Scaffold Writer for Fabricating Fiber-reinforced Materials

                                                    By Rohan Z. Rath, Joshua S. Levy, Kyle P. Mackinnonand Dylan R. Vas

                                                    Rutgers University


                                                    Driving-Behavior Monitoring via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

                                                    By Andreina Breton, Wajeeh Iqbal, Ibaad Sadiq and Calvin Zheng

                                                    Rutgers University 


                                                    Lean Operations in a Medical Center's Operating Room

                                                    By Huy Khau and Gabriela Gualpa

                                                    Quinnipiac University


4:30pm to 7:00pm --> Break


7:00pm to 9:00pm --> Banquet (Semi-Formal Attire)


Explore Boston

Prudential Tower

Museum of Science

Museum of Fine Arts

North End

Fenway Park

Harvard Square

Boston Common

New England Aquarium


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