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UCF Pegasus Professor, Department Chair Earns Prestigious 2023 AAAS Fellowship
Waldemar Karwowski has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow for his accomplishments and leadership in the field of human factors and ergonomics. Ease and efficiency work in tandem for Waldemar Karwowski, a decorated UCF Pegasus Professor who specializes in human factors and ergonomics. His devotion…
May 23, 2024
IEMS Faculty, Staff, Students Honored at Founders' Day Ceremonies
Every year on the first Wednesday of April, UCF honors the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of our people on Founders’ Day, our annual celebration of the employees, faculty and students who keep reaching for the stars. More than 150 faculty members were recognized across the university, including several from the…
Apr 03, 2024
UCF Industrial Engineering Students Win Milwaukee Bucks Hackathon
The team, which represented UCF in the competition for the first time, will be honored on the court during the 2024-25 season. Don’t be surprised to see a group of Knights on the Milwaukee Bucks’ court during the 2024-25 season. No, they aren’t basketball players but a team of industrial…
Apr 01, 2024
UCF Enters $6M Cooperative Agreement to Develop Research Commercialization Hub
  The University of Central Florida has spawned some notable entrepreneurs over the years, from O’dang Hummus creator Jesse Wolfe ’15 to Luminar co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98 PhD and Kismet Technologies founder Christina Drake ‘07PhD. However, the vast majority of these savvy businesspeople are UCF…
Jan 09, 2024
The Next Giant Leaps for All of Humankind
Only 12 people have ever stepped foot on the moon. Kelvin Manning ’02MS is among NASA’s leaders who believe the next lunar visits will be even more meaningful to more people. Kelvin Manning ’02MS’s office is nestled among one of the most peaceful settings imaginable: in a wildlife refuge near miles and…
Nov 30, 2023
UCF Receives 3 Minority Serving Institution Awards to Promote Collaborations with NASA
The funding is designed to foster long-term partnerships between NASA and MSIs and to give eligible research projects the chance to pursue larger grants in the future. hree research projects from the University of Central Florida have been selected for NASA Minority University Research and Education Project Partnership Annual Notification…
Nov 27, 2023
Three New Faculty Join UCF Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems welcomes three new faculty in Fall 2023: Gulsah Hacerliogullari Koksalmis, Ph.D; Vernet Lasrado, Ph.D.; and Niloofar Yousefi, Ph.D. “I’m proud to welcome Dr. Koksalmis, Dr. Lasrado and Dr. Yousefi to our talented faculty to help us continue our commitment to excellence in…
Aug 11, 2023
UCF Researchers Are Advancing AI-assisted Drug Discovery
University of Central Florida researchers are advancing AI-assisted drug screening technology with a new method that not only improves their own model’s predictive ability but also that of seven other state-of-the-art models. This new method can be beneficial in accelerating the development of life-saving medicines that otherwise take billions of…
Aug 03, 2023
UCF Awards Two IEMS Faculty with Promotions and Tenure
One-hundred-forty-three UCF faculty members, including two from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, recently achieved significant career milestones in earning promotions and tenure for the 2022-23 cycle. Heather Keathley and Adan Vela were promoted to associate professor with tenure. The approved faculty­ underwent a rigorous evaluation of their…
Jul 25, 2023
IEMS Faculty Honored With International Society Award
Ivan Garibay, Ph.D., accepts the IEOM Outstanding Professor Award. Photo credit: Lara Bueno Hoeschl, Mystikos Photography. Associate professor Ivan Garibay has been awarded the Outstanding Professor Award by the Industrial Engineering & Operations Management Society International (IEOM). The honor was given in recognition of his outstanding career achievements and his…
Jun 26, 2023