|SVAD PREMIERE & EXHIBITION 2013||posted 04/23/2013|
|Anastasia Angelopoulou and Konstantinos Mykoniatis, IEMS PhD students, participated in the SVAD PREMIERE & EXHIBITION 2013 with the project 'UCF Smart Mailbox.' Their project won the Best of Show Award.
Award Description: "The School of Visual Arts & Design of the University of Central Florida proudly recognizes "UCF Smart Mailbox" which won the Best of Show Award at the 2013 SVAD Graduate Exhibition on April 22, 2013. Projects were selected by the faculty among the hundreds carried out by undergraduate and graduates in Academic year 2012-2013. Your work shows what is possible when creative ideas and technological know-how come together."
|Tatiana Viecco receives 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship||posted 03/30/2013|
|Tatiana Viecco was selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. She was selected based on her outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as her potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. NSF received over 13,000 applications for the 2013 competition, and made only 2,000 award offers. Tatiana will be graduating from UCF this Spring.|
|Dr. Christopher Geiger named IIE Student Chapter Outstanding Faculty Advisor||posted 03/29/2013|
|Congratulations Dr. Christopher Geiger, on being named IIE Student Chapter Outstanding Faculty Advisor Southeast Region in 2013! This award recognizes advisors that have demonstrated substantial contributions to the chapter by supporting officers and student activities through excellence as a teacher, advisor, and mentor. Thank you for your service and dedication to your students, chapters, and IIE.|
|IEMS Ranked No. 35 Industrial Engineering Grad Program by
U.S. News for 2014
The Industrial Engineering graduate program has earned a top-40 ranking in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools guide.
The program placed No. 35 in the nation in rankings for Best Grad Schools, up 13 spots from last year.
The program rankings are available online here, and in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook.
UCF's Industrial Engineering graduate program is designed to educate and prepare individuals interested in optimizing complex processes or systems in industry with emphasis on mathematics and quantitative methods. Students specialize in areas such as operations research, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, engineering management, quality engineering, and human factors and ergonomics.
"I am very glad that our sustained efforts to improve the quality of our M.S., M.S.I.E. and Ph.D. programs, and the introduction of our Master of Science in Engineering Management program, are paying off, especially since most programs in the top 30 have been there a long time," said Waldemar Karwowski, chair, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems.
More than 1,200 programs are reviewed nationwide for the magazine's annual graduate school guide. Scores are based on expert opinions about programs and statistical indicators that reflect the quality of faculty, researchers and students at each institution.
|Dr. Jennifer Pazour wins prestigious 2013 Young Investigator Award from ONR||posted 03/28/2013|
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Pazour who was awarded the prestigious 2013 Young Investigator Award from ONR. The receipt of this award is an outstanding recognition as one of the top up and coming young faculty in the nation. This is among only 16 awards made nationwide awarded to young faculty members who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
“I am honored to be awarded a 2013 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research,” expounded Dr. Pazour. “I am excited to begin my research on the development of models for sea-based logistic delivery systems with imperfect information.”read more...
|UCF IIE Student Chapter Technical Paper Wins 1st Place at 2013 IIE Southeast Regional Conference|
Congratulations to IEMS undergraduate students Stefan Calle, Geoffrey Cox, Brandon Finley, Jose Sang, Patricia Truax, and Colton Younger! The students’ technical paper won 1st place in the Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition held at the 2013 IIE Southeast Regional Conference hosted by the University of Miami IIE Chapter in Coral Gables, FL Feb 28-Mar 3. The students’ paper, which was presented by Stefan, was entitled “Utilizing Lean Principles to Improve the Screen Printing Process at ScreenWorks USA”, and the paper competed with five other papers from universities within the region.
With this win, the UCF Chapter represents the Southeast Region at the 2013 IIE Annual Conference & Expo in Puerto Rico May 18-22. This is the second consecutive year that the UCF IIE Student Chapter will represent the Southeast Region at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo. Last year, the 2012 1st place winner could not attend the IIE Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. So, the UCF Chapter, who garnered 2nd place at the Regional Conference hosted at Auburn University, represented the Southeast Region and presented at the Annual Conference.
|Dr. Luis Rabelo - Distinguished Engineering Educator Award||posted 04/12/2012|
|Dr. Luis Rabelo was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award at the nation’s largest annual National Engineers Week Honors & Awards Banquet by the Engineers’ Council. Dr. Rabelo received the award “In recognition of his scientific achievements, his outstanding contribution to student engineering activities, his service as a role model to his students and for being a national leader in modeling and simulation education.” The 57th Honors and Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California where this year’s national theme was "7,000,000,000 People. Seven Billion Dreams. Engineers Turn Dreams Into Reality."
|IIE UCF Student Chapter Receives Gold!|
Congratulations to the UCF IIE Student Chapter for winning a Gold Award in the 2011-2012 IIE International Student Chapter Recognition Program! The IIE University Chapter International Recognition Program recognizes student chapters that make significant improvements and progress in supporting the industrial engineering profession and individuals interested in and involved with improving quality and productivity.
Dr. Christopher Geiger has served as the Faculty Advisor since Fall 2007.
|Dr. Haitham Bahaitham - 2011-2012 University Award for the Outstanding Dissertation
|Dr. Haitham Bahaitham was selected to receive the 2011-2012 University Award for the Outstanding Dissertation. His dissertation titled “A Framework for Quantifying Sustainability of Lean Implementation in Healthcare Organizations” was recognized for exemplary research in the field of Industrial Engineering.
Dr. Bahaitham received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2011. His major advisor was Dr. Ahmad Elshennawy, associate chair in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems. “I was tremendously blessed with my advisor’s guidance...” he explains when asked about his dissertation experience.
Dr. Bahaitham has one paper accepted for the 2012 ISERC (Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference), Orlando, Florida, May 19 – 23, 2012, while another paper “Assessing Sustainability of Lean Implementation in Healthcare: A Case Study Using the Lean Sustainability Assessment Framework (LSAF)” was recently accepted for presentation at the 2012 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, FL, March 25-28, 2012. The paper will also be submitted for publication the conference journal: Journal of Management and Engineering Integration.
Dr. Bahaitham will be honored at the Graduate Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 13, 2012.
|Dr. Christopher D. Geiger Receives the CECS 2012 Award for Excellence in Professional Service||posted 03/11/2012|
|Congratulations to Dr. Christopher D. Geiger, as he is one of two recipients of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Professional Service for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. This award recognizes faculty members within the College who have demonstrated a record of excellence in service to the University and to their profession. Dr. Geiger will be honored along with the other student and faculty recipients of excellence awards at the UCF Founder’s Day Convocation on April 4, 2012.|
|UCF IIE Student Chapter Technical Paper Honored at 2012 IIE Southeast Regional Conference||posted 03/11/2012|
|Congratulations to IEMS undergraduate students Jessica Cleveland, Taniqua Gillyard, Lindsey Grinels, Paul Murno and James Reid! The students’ technical paper was recognized with a 2nd place award in the Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition held at the 2012 IIE Southeast Regional Conference hosted by the Auburn University IIE Chapter in Auburn, AL Feb 16-19. The students’ paper, which was entitled “Improving a Hospital Trayline through the Application of Lean Techniques”, competed with five other papers from 11 of the 15 Southeast region university chapters in attendance. This 2012 award continues the Chapter’s strong track record in the regional competition – a track record that began in 2008, continued in 2009, resumed in 2011 and now repeated in 2012. Dr. Christopher Geiger has served as the UCF IIE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor since Fall 2007.|