Hadassah J. (Head) Mativetsky

Software Quality Engineer

I work in software quality assurance (SQA) for Universal Instruments in Conklin NY. Learn more about Universal Instruments at http://www.uic.com/

Previous work experience:

Special Projects Coordinator

EVOLUTION: THIS VIEW OF LIFE is the first online magazine designed to communicate modern evolutionary science to the general public. It shows how the statement "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" can be expanded to include all aspects of humanity. Our magazine is found at thisviewoflife.com. 

Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Coordinator 

EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES PROGRAM AT BINGHAMTON advances the study of evolution in all its manifestations, including all aspects of humanity in addition to the biological sciences. Our program is found at binghamton.edu/evos

Binghamton Religion and Spirituality Project (BRSP) Coordinator 

BINGHAMTON RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY PROJECT studies how religion and spirituality impacts the everyday life of residents in Broome County NY.

BRSP Logo designed by Freshy Sites

Full Work Experience


  • Binghamton University, M.S. in System Science, graduate certificate in Evolutionary Studies  (2009-2012)
  • Binghamton University, B.A. in Mathematics, minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies  (2003-2007) 
  • Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, year program (2008-2009)
  • Volgograd State University Russia, semester abroad (2002)

Professional Memberships

Summary of Graduate School Projects

  • Binghamton University :
    • Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making
      • Develop evolutionary model of human collective decision making processes.
      • Incorporate nontrivial social structures.
      • Account for the co-evolution of ideas and decision makers - dynamic social structures.
    • Binghamton Neighborhood Project
      • Apply social scientific theory and methods to measure and improve human welfare on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis
      • Unite university campus and community

Outreach Publications & Presentations

  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk for the Tensor Lecture Series, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, October 30, 2017.
  • [Panel] Hadassah Head, Alexis Lavine, and Hannah Morris, Personal Stories: Why STEM?, AAUW Tech Savvy Conference, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY, April 1, 2017
  • [Panel] Beckah Darcey, Connie Dwyer, Hadassah Head, and Courtney Sands-Whalen, Ask the Employers and Alumni, part of the Internship Expo organized by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, December 2, 2016
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Head, Harpur Edge Lunch and Learn, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 11, 2016
  • [Workshop] Hadassah J. HeadThe network of opportunities that got me to my Engineering job, AAUW Tech Savvy Conference, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY, April 9, 2016
  • [Presentation] Hadassah J. Head, What you've done and why it's important, invited talk for the Connections for Success: Leadership and Professional Development Retreat, organized by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development (Binghamton University), Camp and Retreat Center, Moravia, NY, March 5, 2016.
  • [Publication] Hadassah J. Head, A Scientist on Possibility, Sh'ma insert in The Forward. 2015. 
  • [Journal] Kevin Sheridan and Hadassah Head, EvoS Online: Deep history meets the future, EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 63-68, 2014.
  • [Presentation] Benjamin James Bush and Hadassah Head, Evolution and Engineering, Guest lecture in Introduction to Engineering Design (Watson 111), Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 4, 2013.
  • [Presentation] Kevin Sheridan and Hadassah Head, EvoS Online: Deep history meets the future, invited talk at the EvoS Summit, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, October 26, 2012. http://evostudies.org/evos-summit-expanding-darwins-reach-across-the-ivory-archipelago-2/

Academic Publications & Presentations

  • [Journal] Shelley D. Dionne, Jin Akaishi, Xiujian Chen, Alka Gupta, Hiroki Sayama, Francis J. Yammarino, Andra Serban, Chanyu Hao, Hadassah.J. Head, and Benjamin James Bush, Retrospective Relatedness Reconstruction: Applications to Adaptive Social Networks and Social Sentiment, Organizational Research Methods, 15: 663-692, 2012.
  • [Poster] Gupta, A., Shirreffs, K., Head, H.J., Kim, D.H., Dionne, S.D., Multi-level Effects of Cognitive Biases on Crisis Perception and Decision-Making, Accepted December 2011 at Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • [Proceeding] Hadassah J. Head, Benjamin James Bush, Alka Gupta, Hiroki Sayama, and Shelley D. Dionne, Network-informed idea selection strategies for electronic brainstorming, in Hiroki Sayama, Ali A. Minai, Dan Braha, and Yaneer Bar-Yam, eds., Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011),  New England Complex Systems Institute Series on Complexity, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp. 731-733.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah J. Head, Network-Informed Idea Selection Strategies for Electronic Brainstorming, invited talk at CoCo Seminar Series, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, April 27, 2011. http://www.vimeo.com/30054950
  • [Proceedings] Jin Akaishi, Hiroki Sayama, Shelley D. Dionne, Xiujian Chen, Alka Gupta, Chanyu Hao, Andra Serban, Benjamin James Bush, Hadassah J. Head, and Francis J. Yammarino, Reconstructing history of social network evolution using web search engines, Proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2010), Boston, MA, December 1-3, 2010, Springer.
  • [Publication] Hadassah J. Head and Ruben Mata, North American Trade, United States. Industry Trade and Technology Review. Washington DC: 2005. http://www.usitc.gov/publications/ittr/pub3794.pdf.

Recognition & Certifications


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Currently Reading

Current & Recent Committees

  • Temple Israel (Adult Education Committee) 
  • Southern Tier Young Professionals (Professional Development Committee)
  • Endicott Toastmasters (Public Relations)
  • Tech Savvy Cortland (Fundraising Chair)
  • American Society for Quality - Binghamton Section (Program Chair)