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$6.2 Million DARPA Grant Awarded to Dr. Ivan Garibay

DARPA awarded $6.2 million to a team led by UCF Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Assistant Professor Ivan Garibay, director of UCF’s Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory. It’s part of a new SocialSim program from DARPA that’s been in the works for more than a year. The researchers are tasked with developing accurate and scalable simulations to provide DARPA with a better understanding of online social behavior and its evolution.

Waldemar Karwowski, CIEHF William Floyd Award

Waldemar Karwowski, Pegasus Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, received the prestigious William Floyd Award from U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors on April 26, 2017. This field of engineering involves human-centered design of systems, processes and equipment developed to fit people’s natural capabilities and limitations.

Deborah Nightingale, NAE, Joins IEMS

Dr. Deborah Nightingale joined UCF as a University Distinguished Professor in January 2017. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and past-president and fellow of the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers. She is the lead author of two books: "Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation" and “Architecting the Future Enterprise" and serves on a number of boards and is a frequent keynote speaker.

Senior Design Team Featured in MC Assemby Video

IEMS Senior Design students,  Dusean Guerrier, Natalie Hensley, Jean Joseph, and Manuel Molina were featured in an MC Assembly video about it's intern program. MC Assembly asked the students to study one of their new aerospace product lines and propose recommendations on how to increase its efficiency and productivity. This opportunity allowed the students to have real world experience working with a manufacturing line to knowledge from the classroom to help MC Assembly improve their manufacturing process.


Dr. Gavriel Salvendy, member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), joins the Department of Industrial Engineering beginning this Fall. He was the first elected member from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society "for fundamental contributions to and professional leadership in human, physical and cognitive aspects of engineering systems.”

Catherine Ninah Astronaut Scholarship Recipient

Catherine Ninah, an undergraduate student majoring in Industrial Engineering, is one of two UCF students who was presented with the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship on October 13th, 2016.

Rabelo Featured in UCF Today

Dr. Luis Rabelo, IEMS Associate Professor, is featured in UCF Today during Hispanic Heritage Month. Originally from the Republic of Panama, he has been a mentor to many Hispanic students in the industrial engineering and modeling and simulation programs at UCF in research in advanced technologies in simulation and artificial intelligence. http://today.ucf.edu/ancient-civilizations-artificial-intelligence-simulation-just-routine-day-ucf-professor/


Screenworks Donation to SSE

On Tuesday, September 27th, Brian DeZavala, Executive Vice President of ScreenworksUSA donated 30 custom polo shirts, embroidered with a Society of Sales Engineers (SSE) logo designed by the student team. This donation allows the SSE students to proudly display their SSE and UCF affiliation in national and regional competitions.

Pervian BSIE Knights visit UCF
12 Students, 2,820 Miles, One Amazing Moment

Last Saturday, 12 Peruvian engineering students visited UCF for the first time, for their commencement. In a first-of-its-kind international partnership between UCF and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, 5 women and 7 men became the program’s inaugural graduating class in industrial engineering, with all of the courses happening in their home country. #ChargeOn #UCFgrad

Congratulations, UCF Students in Peru!

UPDATE! See the news story in UCF Today.

For twelve UCF students at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) in Lima, Peru who dreamed, not only of having a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, but of a degree from the University of Central Florida, their lofty visions are soon to become a reality.