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Li Lin

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Industrial and systems engineering; manufacturing and health care systems; workspaces; workflow; health care delivery

Head shot of Li Lin, University at Buffalo faculty expert on industrial and systems engineering, including workspace and workflow.

Li Lin is an expert in industrial and systems engineering, a field that aims to help organizations improve their performance and save time, money and other resources by optimizing operations.

His research has focused on areas that include improving health care delivery and maximizing efficiencies in hospital, manufacturing and airport security settings.

He can discuss workflow, the use of computer simulations to study and boost efficiency, and the impact of facility layouts on performance. He has partnered with industry on a variety of projects, including initiatives to help companies optimize the way they use their space.


Li Lin, PhD
Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences
Co-Lead, University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity