Industrial Engineering

23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards

The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners.

The initial announcement was made during the virtual Spring 2021 State of the College Address on May 4.

21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities

A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.

Alum Santos promoted to Distinguished Service Professor at Binghamton

Daryl Santos, Ph.D., graduated with his Masters and doctorate in Industrial Engineering from UH in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Santos was recently promoted to Distinguished Service Professor at Binghamton University, the highest faculty rank that SUNY awards.

An alumnus of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been promoted to the position of Distinguished Service Professor of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, building on the teaching experience he first acquired through the connections he made as a graduate student at UH.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus

An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on Navigation Boulevard.

Adat building on skills from UH education

Arun Adat, who earned his Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at UH, is now in his second decade of a successful career at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a Fortune 500 company.

Building on the skills he first learned while pursuing a Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, Arun Adat is now in his second decade of a successful career at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a Fortune 500 company.

UH INFORMS earns summa cum laude distinction

UH INFORMS members [left to right] Maryam Torabbeigi, Poria Dorali, Zahed Shahmoradi, Bilal Majeed and Saba Ebrahimi.

The University of Houston’s student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has been awarded summa cum laude distinction for 2020, one of only five chapters internationally to earn it.

IE's Lim receives two grants to continue research to fight cancer, develop networking

Dr. Gino J. Lim, a professor and the chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received two grants – one to further research into cancer treatment, and one to establish a network among three countries for digital systems requirements – worth about $56,000.

Dr. Gino J. Lim, a professor and the chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received two grants – one to further research into cancer treatment, and one to establish a network among three countries for digital systems requirements – worth about $56,000.

UH grad Walheim continues to plot course for the stars

Rex Walheim, a 1989 graduate of the Industrial Engineering Masters program at UH, is now at the private company Axiom Space after retiring from NASA. The agency noted that he spent almost 36 years in government service, 36 days in space, and 36 hours on spacewalks.

When Rex Walheim first enrolled at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering's Masters program in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s, his goals were literally sky high. At the time, he was a flight controller at the Johnson Space Center and a lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and he hadn't yet flown a vessel himself.

Lin receives Sub-Award on NIH grant for work on psychiatric genetics

Dr. Ying Lin, a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a $435,017 grant to continue research on identifying underlying genetic contributors to some forms of psychiatric illness.

Dr. Ying Lin, a member of the faculty at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a $435,017 grant to continue research on identifying underlying genetic contributors to some forms of psychiatric illness. The award is part of a larger $2.4 million project.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark

The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration

Michelle Gale.

The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

Odo earns first place with 'rare event' paper

Chiwetalu Peter Odo, a senior Industrial Engineering undergraduate student, was the first-place winner in the IISE South Central Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition at Wichita State University in early March.

Odo's paper, “Rare Event Classification in Multivariate Time Series,” is about “rare events” in industry – trying to predict the events before they happen, and accentuating preventive actions that could be taken during early stages.

Students prove mettle via challenging capstone class

Instructional Associate Professor Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)

It happens in the spring of every academic year.

Teams of Cullen College industrial engineering students, most of them seniors about to graduate, are working to polish final details of the biggest assignment of their undergraduate years. This is their chance to demonstrate the theory and skills they have acquired since the day they walked into their first freshman-year engineering class.

UH IE grad students honored for operation room efficiency

FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren presents an award to University of Houston graduate students Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Hussain and Moaz Ahmed for their third place finish at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference.

A pair of University of Houston graduate students earned a third place finish for their model to handle operation room cases at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, presented by Society of Health Systems in Savannah, Georgia, in February 2020.

New UH/HCC Engineering Academy Steps Into The Spotlight

The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a unique educational partnership between UH and HCC.

Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday, Feb. 20, for the first official UH/HCC Engineering Academy Information Session. The event was held at the new UH at Katy facility, which officially opened in August 2019.

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