Awards and Recognitions

COE Graduate Teaching Award (2022)

Basma Bargal

Annual MIE Graduate Ferretti & Yamamura Awards recognize students that demonstrate excellence in research or teaching effectiveness beyond normal expectations for a graduate student.

People's Choice Award in GWISE's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition (2019)

Theresa Fuller

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges graduate students to describe their research within three minutes, with one static slide. At Northeastern University, it was hosted by the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE). The competition awarded People's Choice Award to Theresa Fuller, a second year Master's student, who presented her work, "Geographic Cohorting in the Hospital". As a result of this award, Theresa was interviewed by the Dean of Libraries, weblink here.

Outstanding Research Awards in Interdisciplinary Topics, Centers, and Institutes for RISE (2019)

Yang Yang and Qifan Zhai 

As the largest event of its kind, more than 400 solution-focused posters were presented in Northeastern's 2019 RISE event. One of this year's Outstanding Research Awards went to Qifan Zhai, a master student majoring in Operations Research. The winning poster was titled "Characterization of Increases in Infection Rates". The research aims to explore the feasibility of two signal processing methods, Fourier and wavelet decomposition, in identifying patterns for prospective Surgical Site Infection prediction and surveillance.

College of Engineering 2nd place graduate award winner for RISE (2019)

Basma Bargal

Every year, Northeastern University hosts a Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE). Over 100 esteemed judges from a host of industries come together to measure the ingenuity of Northeastern research and determine the recipients of the prestigious RISE Awards. One of this year's College of Engineering awards went to Basma Bargal, a PhD student at HSyE. The winning poster was titled "Modeling Caregiver Burnout and Resiliency to Optimize Prevention and Mitigation Intervention". The ultimate aim of better understanding burnout transitions is to reduce medical errors resulting from clinician burnout. To do so, the models help identify optimal times to intervene, and to predict long term effects of interventions.

Qatar Ministry of Health Star of Excellence Award (2019)

James Benneyan

Qatar Ministry of Health Star of Excellence Award, for innovative curriculum in healthcare improvement leadership (with the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute Research Associate Annie Shutt wins the Best Poster Award at the 2018 Healthcare Process Improvement Conference in Atlanta (February 24, 2018)

Annie Shutt

This project is part of the Engineering High Reliability Learning Lab, an AHRQ funded grant promoting collaboration between the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and HSyE aiming to create robust processes that ensure successful outcomes for all patients. This poster highlighted our work done to improve the safety and efficacy of opioid prescribing at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care, a clinic within Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute Ph.D candidate in Nursing Melissa Cyr received the 2018 Sigma Gamma Scholar Research Award (February 16, 2018)

Melissa Cyr

The Sigma Gamma Scholar research award was presented to her to help fund her proposed dissertation entitled, "A Systems Science Approach to Understand and Address Access Barriers to Urban and Rural Dermatology Care".    

IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics Best Articles of 2018 (2018)

Jessica Cleveland, Awatef Ergai, Zachary Katsulis, James Benneyan

IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics Best Articles of 2018 for their paper: Couture B, Lilley E, Chang F, DeBord Smith A, Cleveland J, Ergai A, Katsulis Z, Benneyan J, Gershanik E, Bates D, Collins S. Applying user-centered design methods to the development of an mHealth application for use in the hospital setting by patients and care partners Appl Clin Inform 2018, 9(2):302-12.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2017 (2017)

Dominic J. Breuer

Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2017

Best poster award, Society for Health Systems Conference (2016)

James Benneyan

Best poster award, Society for Health Systems Conference for their paper: “Systems Engineering Approaches to Understanding and Improving Autism Screening Processes”, Benneyan J, Sheldrick C, Carter A (2016)

Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute Research Associate Salah Haridy wins the Richard A. Freund International Scholarship from the American Society for Quality (August 20, 2014)

Salah Haridy

The Richard A. Freund International Scholarship is awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding study in the areas of quality assurance, control, improvement, and management. Along with the prestige and recognition, the scholarship comes with a $5,000 award..." View article

Institute of Industrial Engineers awards Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship to former HSyE Co-op Student Ashley Tokarz (May 7, 2014)

Ashley Tokarz

The Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship is given yearly in recognition of outstanding undergraduate study of industrial engineering at an accredited institution, and comes with an award of $3,000. Industrial engineering department heads and faculty advisors are eligible to nominate students for this distinction. From the pool of nominees, three students of exceptional merit are selected to receive the award..." View article

HSyE Co-op Student Adam Perruzzi wins the College of Engineering Ferretti Award (April 29, 2014)

Adam Perruzzi

The College of Engineering at Northeastern University annually gives out the Alfred J. Ferretti Award to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students, in recognition of academic excellence. This year, current HSyE co-op student Adam Perruzzi received this honor..." View article

Serpil Mutlu and Rachel Miller win Society for Health Systems Paper Competition (January 10, 2014)

Serpil Mutlu and Rachel Miller

Rachel and Serpil submitted a paper titled "Optimizing Resident-based Teamlet Schedules to Improve Continuity in Primary Care" based on research they conducted at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. They were awarded a $1,000 prize, and additional $500 stipend that will allow them to attend the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in late February..." View article

Salah Haridy wins 2013 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship from Quality & Productivity Community (April 12, 2013)

Salah Haridy

The Quality & Productivity Community of the American Statistical Association has awarded the 2013 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship to Salah Haridy, a post-doctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. Along with a $3,500 award, Dr. Haridy has also won the opportunity to attend, and present his research at the Quality & Productivity Research Conference in Niskayuna, New York..." View article

Undergraduate research assistant Kendall Sanderson wins the 2013 Northeastern University Outstanding Cooperative Education Award (February 11, 2013)

Kendall Sanderson

Kendall Sanderson, senior industrial engineering student at Northeastern University and research assistant at Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, has been selected for the Outstanding Cooperative Education Award, given annually to a select few Northeastern University students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their experiential learning..." View article

Society for Health Systems recognizes Dr. James Benneyan, Executive Director of the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, with Lifetime Achievement Award (November 26, 2012)

James Benneyan

Dr. James Benneyan is among ten individuals to be recognized at the 2013 Society of Health Systems Conference. He is receiving this designation is recognition of his significant contribution and continued dedication to the field of healthcare systems engineering..." View article

Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute Faculty Advisor Dr. Vinod Sahney receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Health Systems (November 26, 2012)

Vinod Sahney

Dr. Vinod Sahney is one of ten people selected to be honored at the 2013 Society of Health Systems Conference for his significant contribution to the healthcare industrial engineering profession..." View article

Dr. James Benneyan named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers at annual national conference (May 24, 2012)

James Benneyan

In recognition of his outstanding leadership in the profession of healthcare systems engineering, Dr. James Benneyan has been selected for the Fellow Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was among twelve to receive this honor at the most recent national IIE conference, which is held annually..." View article

Undergraduate research assistant Kendall Sanderson wins scholarship from the Society for Health Systems (January 13, 2012)

Kendall Sanderson

The Society for Health Systems has awarded its annual scholarship to HSyE research assistant Kendal Anderson. The award includes a $1,000 gift, and an additional stipend covering travel and registration for the Society for Health Systems annual conference. This award is given annually to students who are active members of SHS and have excellent academic standing at their university..." View article

Dr. Vinod Sahney wins Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Award from the Society for Health Systems (June 7, 2010)

Vinod Sahney

The Society for Health Systems has named Dr. Vinod Sahney as the recipient of their prestigious lifetime achievement distinction, the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Award, in recognition of his significant contribution and dedication to the field of health care..." View article

College of Engineering Research Award (2010)

James Benneyan

College of Engineering Research Award, Northeastern University.

INFORMS research poster finalist (2010)

Hand Musdal, James Benneyan

INFORMS research poster finalist for their paper: “Systems Engineering Methods for Silent Injuries of Modern Military Conflicts”

College of Engineering Teaching Award (2008)

James Benneyan

College of Engineering Teaching Award 2008, Northeastern University.

Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society Teaching Excellence Award (2001)

James Benneyan

Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society Teaching Excellence Award.

National Partnership for Reinventing Government Hammer Research Award (1998)

James Benneyan

National Partnership for Reinventing Government Hammer Research Award from Vice President Al Gore, for work with U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office on web-based statistical monitoring technology