Congratulations to IMSE Graduates

Images of graduation

Congratulations to Feng Liu, Ying Chen, Ukesh Chawal, Dishita Mehtalia, Gazi md daud Iqbal, and all of our IMSE graduates!

-Posted by Jay Rosenberger


USA Science & Engineering Festival

UT Arlington graduate students Shirish Rao and Hadis Anahideh from Industrial Engineering, Hoda Rahimi from Civil Engineering, and Takuma Mitani from Architecture were awarded a People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Pictured below are Takuma, Hoda, Hadis, and Shirish.

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This student competition grant provided funding to showcase their research using decision analytics in green building design at the EPA’s 14th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo.   The UT Arlington student team and IMSE faculty mentor Victoria Chen participated in the expo, which was held April 7-8 at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.

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Their exhibit, entitled Better Buildings for Sustainability, included hands-on activities, software demonstrations, and Takuma’s own balsa wood building model.


About 500 kids and adults kept them busy at their booth.  Kids were challenged to build a stable structure with toothpicks and mini-marshmallows, and the best structures were kept on display at the booth.


Dishita Mehtalia Awarded COSMOS Scholarship

The Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics (COSMOS) awarded Ms. Dishita Mehtalia the 2018 COSMOS Scholarship. Dishita will be graduating this semester with a Masters in IE. She has been assisting IMSE Professor Victoria Chen and IMSE Ph.D. students Khan Haque and Li Zhang on research on prediction-led policing. Their work uses 911 call data from the Arlington, TX Police Department, and Dishita has spent countless hours processing and analyzing these data for building crime rate prediction models to be used within a discrete-event simulation studying dynamic policing strategies. At the IMSE Awards Banquet below, Dishita is in the center surrounded by COSMOS faculty (from left to right) Bill Corley, Shouyi Wang, Aera LeBoulluec, Victoria Chen, Jay Rosenberger, and Chen Kan.


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The IMSE Dept. Celebrates the Fourth Annual Awards Banquet

The Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department hosted the 4th Annual Awards Banquet to honor graduating students as well as outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with awards and scholarships on Thursday, April 28th at 6pm in the Nedderman Hall Rady Room. The approximately 100 guests included the faculty, staff and members of the advisory board.  All guests enjoyed a formal, catered dinner. The wonderful evening concluded with a few brief comments from our graduating seniors and a final congratulation to award winners and graduates of the past year. Below are the six scholarships and names of awarded students.

The G. T. Stevens, Jr. Endowed Alumni Scholarship which was established in 1998 to honor the IMSE Department’s former Chair is awarded to outstanding Industrial Enginnering students. Dr. Stevens passed away this year therefore his children Mr. Bob Stevens and Ms. Bartlett Barry presented the scholarships. This year’s recipients were Ms. Tyka Do (Senior), Ms. Jasmine Lucero (Senior), Mr. Anoop Kulkarni (Graduate) and Mr. Alexander Thomas (Graduate).


The Keith and Carolyn Weiss Industrial Engineering Scholarship, which is given to deserving Industrial Engineering undergraduate students who are working to support their education. This year’s awardee is a senior, Ms. Griselda Sanchez.

The Weiss Family Endowed Scholarship is an award distributed by the UT Arlington Alumni Association to award a junior or senior undergraduate who have been working to support their education. This year’s recipient is senior Mr. Joshua Bolton.

The John and Pat Priest Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to Industrial Engineering undergraduate students that have an interest in manufacturing. This year we have two awardees, Mr. Patrick Coursey and Ms. Mary Rangel.

The RFID and Auto ID Labs Outstanding Research Scholarship recognizes students conducting outstanding research in RAID Labs. This year’s recipients were Ms. Mary Rangel (Undergraduate), Ms. Isra Elamin (Graduate) and Mr. Raghavendra Punugu(Graduate).

The newest scholarship, The COSMOS Scholarship recognizes a student for his/her voluntary contribution to COSMOS research. This year’s awardee is Mr. Rajesh Sugumar.

Senior Design Capstone Presentations: Fall 2015

At the end of every semester, the Senior Design Capstone class presents their semester-long projects.


This semester’s projects included:

Allflex: Waste Time Reduction

Self-Sustaining Organic Gardening System

Triumph Aerostructures: Consolidated Business Systems Toolkit

Universal Trucking Inc.: Making it Fit

Siemens: Kitting Area Optimization


The Allflex team: Aaron Alagar and Lennett Cruz


Self-Sustaining Organic Gardening System Team: (LtoR Gabriella Tchombe, Mitra SIngh, Suat Kucukay, and Murat Kucukay



The Triumph Aerostructures Team: April Shortt, Cailin Bertucci, Rania Malkawi and Yara Hussein



The Universal Trucking Team: Stephen Holcomb, Justin Janiga, Khubaib Bari, and Davis Hoang


The Siemens Team: Sabu Kandel, Sarmila Acharya, Priyadarsini Subramanian, Bryan Shiroma, and Quy Nguyen



Student Rooms Remodeled

A note from our Department Chair, Dr. Paul Componation:
The fall semester is just around the corner, and we’re ready for the students to once again fill the rooms of Woolf Hall.  Our returning students will see several changes in our department.
IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400
IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400

The industrial engineering computer lab, Woolf Hall 400, has been updated with brand new furniture to make it easier for student to study or just relax with your classmates.

IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400

IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400

IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400
IE Lab, Woolf Hall, room 400

Our Multi-Purpose room, Woolf Hall 425-A has also been converted to a student study room.  It’s right across the hall from the IIE store so you can pick up a quick snack while your working on class projects.

Multi-purpose Room, Woolf Hall, 425-A, University of Texas at Arlington
Multi-purpose Room, Woolf Hall, 425-A
We hope students enjoy the renovations and new furniture!
The faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.  Enjoy your summer and best of success with your studies this fall.
-Dr. Paul Componation

New Office Ushers in New Era

Our office is ushering in a new era with a freshly renovated office.

So much has changed about the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department in the last few years, including a new Department Chair (click here to read more about Dr. Paul Componation), dramatically increased enrollment and graduation numbers, and now a new, modern office.

IMSE Renovation Before
IMSE Office Before //Photo by Cassandra Toney

Julie Estill, IMSE Senior Office Assistant said the main purpose of the renovation is to benefit the students because of the drastic student population increase.  She said the office’s new look matches the influx of new faculty and staff and processes that will be put into place.

IMSE Department renovation
IMSE Office During Renovation //Photo by Cassandra Toney

The main office and the conference room got a whole new look, including replacing the old brown carpet with new, crisp blue carpet and  painting the walls white, which gives the office a very fresh, clean feel.

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IMSE Office After Renovation //Photo by Cassandra Toney

Additionally, we replaced the long, fluorescent bulbs with stylish, square, eco-friendly LED lights, which really brighten the space.

Office Final Renovation
Settling in to new office // Photo by: Cassandra Toney

Last but not least, all the old desks, chairs and couches were replaced by new, high-quality furniture to accommodate the high-traffic office.

New Office Waiting area
New Office Waiting area // Photo by: Cassandra Toney

As Julie Estill said, “It will be different and everyday is a new adventure.”