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Researchers Demonstrate Sarcasm Detector for Online Communications

Researchers from the University of Central Florida working on DARPA’s 

‘Fast Company’ Magazine Recognizes Readability Technology at UCF Among its 2021 World Changing Ideas

Fast Company magazine named a developing technology pioneered at UCF as one of its 2021 “World Changing Ideas.”  A panel of editors and reporters selected the

Simulation Analysis Shaped UCF's Drive-Thru Move-In

Industrial Engineers helped revolutionize move-in at UCF! A group of doctoral and undergraduate students, led by Assistant Professor Adan Vela, used simulation analysis as a tool to make On-campus Housing move-in operations smoother this Fall 2020. The team effort was key to the success of the project, which provided excellent “hands-on” experience for the industrial engineering students.

#41 Ranking in 2020 by US News & World Report

In 2020, at #41 nation-wide, Industrial Engineering at UCF is ranked second in industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering graduate colleges in the State of Florida. The program in the Department of Industrial & Management Systems remains in the top 50 graduate engineering schools for industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering in the nation and is the highest ranked program in the College of Engineering at UCF.

New Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Program

The UCF Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new online Master’s in Systems Engineering degree to be offered in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems beginning Fall 2020. Systems Engineering is a 30-credit hour program focused on the working professional that requires systems engineering skills in their workplace.

Dr. Boginski selected for JAFOE Symposium

Vladimir Boginski, UCF Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Associate Professor, was recently selected by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate in the 2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) symposium organized in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan in Tsukuba, Japan on June 18-20, 2018.  Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutt

3rd Annual Alumni Awards Banquet

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems has the great pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Annual IEMS Alumni Awards Banquet. Spend the evening with your friends; reconnect with former classmates and professors and honor alumni achievements. Expand your professional network, have inspiring discussions or simply remember old times while enjoying a fabulous dinner. The dress code is semi-formal.

We'd love for you to attend!!

$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.