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2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards

Dr. Hani Mohammad Aburas (Ph.D, 2002. MS, 1999) has served as the Mayor of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since 2010. In 2015, he was awarded the title of Professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Kevin Cochie (MS, 2005. BS, 1994) currently serves as Vice President for Washington Operations and Special Programs, NAMMO, a global ammunition and rocket motor corporation from the Kingdom of Norway.

2016 Alumni Awards Banquet

The true measure of a university's greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. The 2016 IEMS Alumni Awards honor outstanding alumni of the College of Engineering and Computer Science's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems and celebrates the achievements of individuals whose professional accomplishments bring prestige to the department. Please join us for an evening of celebration with fellow alumni, friends and faculty honoring IEMS alumni achievements while expanding your professional network.

2016 IISE Annual Conference - UCF Undergraduates Present Papers in ISERC

May 21-24, 2016 - Two projects in Work Measurements and Design an IEMS undergraduate course resulted in the submission of two technical papers in the 2016 IISE Annual Conference and Expo’s Industrial Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) forum. Brian Strevens, Jennifer Sawicki and Gam Narapanya presented the papers at the conference during ISERC academic sessions.

UCF Places 1st & 3rd in National Sales Engineering Competition

April 2016 - Twelve UCF students competed in the second annual National Sales Engineering Competition at California Polytechnic State University. This unique weekend-long event allows participants to improve their sales skills in a comprehensive sales simulation and network with companies from a wide range of industries. In the competition, team members interacted with real industry sales professionals and faced a variety of scenarios in order to come up with the best solutions.

Waldemar Karwowski named Pegasus Professor

Waldemar Karwowski is a professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems. Since joining the university in 2007, he has secured more than $2 million in funding, and has been published in many journals and edited dozens of books.

Congratulations Jimmy Briggs, 2016 Order of Pegasus

James (Jimmy) Briggs, was awarded the 2016 Order of Pegasus the University's highest honor. Briggs is majoring in industrial engineering and minoring in engineering leadership. During his time at UCF, Briggs, an Eagle Scout, has been a tutor in the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes and a student government senator. He is a member and former president of Sigma Pi fraternity and the former vice president for recruitment of the UCF Interfraternity Council. Briggs is a member of the President’s Leadership Council.

Coming this Fall 2016… MS, Healthcare Systems Engineering

The Masters in Industrial Engineering, Healthcare Systems Engineering track produces graduates with strong fundamental skills in systems engineering along with a strong background in healthcare delivery systems and processes. Graduates will be ideally positioned for skilled professional management roles aimed at improving quality, streamlining processes, and improving efficiency in the constantly evolving healthcare systems.

Students Working To Design NASA Workstation

Undergraduate students in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department have been working together to design a workstation and full facility layout for NASA. The University of Central Florida students: Sylvia DiPaulo, Karissa Hall, Leo Shane and Brian Strevens traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to record dimensions of the firing room and to observe how the facility was currently utilizing space. 


Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and UCF are proud to offer UCF’s BSIE program at USIL’s Center for Global Education (CGE) in Lima, Peru, under a joint academic agreement. Faculty from the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems have begun delivering courses via distance learning and on the USIL campus in Lima. With courses taught entirely in English, the dual degree program will allow participating students to pursue both the University of Central Florida BSIE degree, as well as a baccalaureate degree in engineering from USIL.

IEMS Student Assistant Featured in UCF Today.

UCF mechanical engineering senior Kevin Bauer wants people to know that the national award-winning student club he leads – the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers – is devoted to reducing global energy consumption, and not to repairing appliances.

The student engineers design and build heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for buildings and for seven of the past nine years, UCF’s designs have placed in the top three in ASHRAE national contests.