Steve Scheinert

Assistant Research Professor

Room: Eng. II, Room 315B
Phone: (407) 823-2204
Email: Steven.Scheinert@ucf.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • Postdoctoral Research – University of Vermont, 2012-2016: Agent-Based Modeling of complex networks that make and implement public policy
  • PhD – Public and International Affairs, Graduate School for Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • Masters of Public Policy (MPP) – College of William & Mary, 2006
  • BA – International Relations, College of William & Mary, 2004

Research Interest

  • Computational Social Science, Social and Organizational Network Analysis
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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.

Claudia Sardon

Program Assistant

Room: ENG2 312G
Phone: (407) 823-1387
Email: Claudia.Sardon@ucf.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Bachelor of Science, Telecommunication, Spanish minor, University of Florida, Orlando, FL May 2009


Professional Experience

Program Assistant, UCF IEMS Department, Orlando, FL August 2017 - Present

ESL Instructor, Berlitz Language Center, Orlando, FL December 2016 – August 2017

Sales Consultant, Whole Foods Market, Winter Park, FL November 2012 - December 2016

Witness Coordinator, Office of Public Defender, Orlando, FL September 2010 – April 2011

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.


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