Job Opportunities in Industrial Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington provides active on-campus recruiting opportunities for corporations. As a result, our Industrial and Manufacturing Systems graduates are employed in a variety of industries and businesses such as TXU, Bell Helicopter, Raytheon, General Motors, and Frito Lay. Being in the heart of the DFW Metroplex offers a great advantage to our students because of the relationships that the university and the department maintains with local industries. Alumni, local industry leaders, and job recruiters often contact the department about job openings and internships at their workplaces, such as the opening we just posted on the IMSE website for a student position as PressCut Industries. You can view details about the job opening here. Want to know when we receive job announcements? Then be sure to follow us on Twitter (@utaIMSE) and Facebook ( and we’ll let you know!


Time for Dissertation Defenses!

On October 18, COSMOS Ph.D. student Poovich Phaladiganon successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Data Mining Based Threshold Development for Novelty Detection.” His dissertation committee included COSMOS faculty Victoria Chen, Li Zeng, Bill Corley, and Korea University Professor Seoung Bum Kim, who made a special trip to UTA for Poovich’s defense.

In addition to Poovich’s Ph.D., he has an M.S. degree also in Industrial Engineering from UTA and has worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His current research interests are multivariate statistical process control and novelty detection. Upon defending his dissertation, Poovich said, “It is a great experience to be a part of the COSMOS society. I have learned about both academics and life along my road to a doctorate.”