Dr. Jennifer Pazour wins prestigious 2013 Young Investigator Award from ONR

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.

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.

Dr. Christopher Geiger named IIE Student Chapter Outstanding Faculty Advisor

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.

Tatiana Viecco receives 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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.

Alumnus Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fortier takes Command

IEMS Distinguished Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fortier took over as the 45th Commander of the United States Naval Test Pilot School on October 18, 2013. IEMS instructor, Mark Calabrese, attended the ceremony as a guest at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

LTC Fortier holds Bachelors of Science in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Jaya Swami


Room: Eng. II 312-F
Phone: (407) 823-5021
Email: JSwami@ucf.edu


 Associate in Science, Computer Programming and Analysis Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL May 1994

Professional Experience

Accountant Industrial Engineering Department UCF, Orlando, FL  September 2013 - Present

Utility Billing Accountant Facilities and Safety UCF, Orlando, FL November 2001- August 2011

Sylecia Groover

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Room: Eng. II 312-H
Phone: (407) 823-2250
Email: Sylecia.Groover@ucf.edu


  • Masters of Public Administration University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 

  • Graduate Certificate, Non-Profit Management University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Expected Graduation: Fall 2016)

  • Bachelors of Professional Studies, Specialization: Administration Barry University, Orlando, FL

  • Associate of Arts Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Liz Stalvey

Coordinator, Administrative Services

Room: Eng. II 312-E
Phone: (407) 823-5759
Email: Liz.Stalvey@ucf.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant to the Department Chair


Bachelor of Science, Accounting University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL December 2013

Associate of Arts in General Education Seminole Community College, Orlando, FL June 2010

Professional Experience

Coordinator, Academic Services Industrial Engineering Department UCF, Orlando, FL June 2011 - Present

Thomas O'Neal

Professor and VP Partnerships & Innovation

Room: UTWR: 0204
Phone: (407) 882-1120
Email: oneal@ucf.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website


  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2005
  • Dissertation:  Assessing the Impact of University Technology Incubator Practices on Client Performance
  • M.B.A. Business Administration, University of Central Florida, 1996
  • M.S. Engineering Management, University of Central Florida, 1995
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, 1986

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