Festive Sweaters in the IMSE Department

Wednesday Afternoon the Faculty & Staff held their First Annual Holiday Sweater Competition & Luncheon.

The unique sweaters worn included Skiing Squirrels; felines, Jingle Bells and even festive attire best left under wraps.

Best of success in finishing the semester and We hope you all have a wonderful holiday break.




Dr. Yuan Zhou is joining the IMSE team

IMSE has been very fortunate to attract another new faculty member to our team this fall. Dr. Zhou earned her doctorate degree and masters degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The State University of New York in Buffalo, New York. She also earned a masters degree in Business Administration from La Sierra university in Riverside, California, and a bachelors in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China. Her research focus in in healthcare engineering where she looked at studying infectious disease transmission using a Agent-Based Simulation Modeling approach. Dr. Zhou has also worked in health data analytics with a focus on quality improvement and patient care.Yuan's Photo

Dr. Jaime Cantu is joining the IMSE team

We’re very excited to announce that Dr. Jaime Cantu will be joining us this fall semester. Dr. Cantu earned his doctorate and Master of Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University. His research focuses on comprehensive systems modeling which he applies to cotton futures, the cyclicality of cotton pricing, and most recently to healthcare organizations. He is completing a postdoctoral research project with B&W Pantex and Texas Tech University as a result of a Department of Energy grant.


Summer Quality Improvement and Patient Care Boot Camp

This summer the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) partnered with the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center to offer a summer Quality Improvement and Patient Care Boot Camp. In included 55 UTA engineering and nursing students along with UTSW medical students. The course was a 40-hour intensive training session on Quality Improvement tools followed by e-week live projects at UTSW Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. The projects were lead by the medical faculty and researchers from multiple departments and are part of a long term effort to improve the cost-effectiveness of medical services in the DFW area.




Dr. Li Zeng’s Last Day

Dr. Zeng's Last Day // Photo by: Cassandra Toney
(L to R) Dr. Componation, Dr. Ferreira, Dr. Rosenberger, and Dr. Zeng enjoy a farewell lunch for Dr. Zeng’s last day // Photo by: Cassandra Toney

After serving our department as an Assistant Professor for the past five years, Dr. Li Zeng will be leaving UT Arlington.  During her time at UT Arlington, she was very involved in COSMOS (Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics).  Her research focused on statistical modeling, applied statistics and analysis and control of complex manufacturing processes.  She also taught classes on Engineering Probability, Applied Regression Analysis, and Statistical Process Control.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and career.

Senior Lecturer Position Opening

Due to our exponential growth in the last few years, the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department at UT Arlington has openings for several senior lecturer positions.UT Arlington IMSE“Each position is a non-tenure track with 9-month academic year appointment and the possible opportunity of additional appointment during summers.  An earned doctoral degree in industrial engineering, engineering management, or systems engineering, or a closely related field is required. Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and master’s-level courses in their respective disciplines.  To apply, please submit your cover letter, vita, and references on this form.  Review of the applications will begin June 22 and will continue until the positions are filled.

UT Arlington is a doctoral, research-extensive university with a current enrollment of over 48,000 students around the world, and is part of the University of Texas System.  The College of Engineering has more than 6,000 students and 25,000 alumni, the COE (uta.edu/engineering). The College offers ten baccalaureate, 14 masters, and nine Ph.D. programs.

The successful candidates will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.” (Source of information: http://www.uta.edu/engineering/about/faculty-search/senior-lecturer-imse.php)

COE Thanks Dr. Chen with Reception

The College of Engineering hosted a reception in honor of Dr. Victoria Chen to thank her for her two-year service as the Interim Chair of the IMSE Department. Dr. Chen stepped in as the Interim Chair in 2012 when Dr. Don Liles retired as the chairperson. The IMSE Department hired Dr. Paul Componation as the new Chair in July. Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, the department has grown in the number of students enrolled and in the amount of research funding received. Current and former students, along with faculty, staff, and Dr. Chen’s family attended the reception on July 18. It was held in The University Club on the the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington.

Photos of the event can be viewed on the IMSE Department’s Facebook photo album: Dr. Chen Thank You Reception.

Dr. Victoria Chen, Interim Chair for Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Deparment in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Victoria Chen, Interim Chair for Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington