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Cullen College of Engineering welcomes 13 new hires
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
IE students' capstone project improves efficiency at NASDAQ-100 company
Five students from the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering helped to improve operations by analyzing washer and dryer performance at Cintas, a NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500 company, as part of…
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Larry and Gerri Snider Gift $1M for First Industrial Engineering Endowed Chair
University of Houston Alumnus, Wife, Expand Legacy of Support to Cullen College of Engineering University of Houston alumnus Larry Snider achieved great success throughout his career as an engineer, leading companies and…
Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) Snider
Lee's research focuses on Decision-Making preferences
A new paper from Taewoo Lee, an Assistant Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, examines the decision-making preferences using past decision data, using a novel, data-driven…
A new paper from Taewoo Lee, an Assistant Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, examines the decision-making preferences using past decision data, using a novel, data-driven inverse optimization method.
23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
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…
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.
21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
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. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
Alum Santos promoted to Distinguished Service Professor at Binghamton
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…
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.
UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga 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…
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.
Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
Adat building on skills from UH education
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…
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.
UH INFORMS earns summa cum laude distinction
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…
UH INFORMS members [left to right] Maryam Torabbeigi, Poria Dorali, Zahed Shahmoradi, Bilal Majeed and Saba Ebrahimi.
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…
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
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…
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.
Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations. “A standardized citation metrics…
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Lin receives Sub-Award on NIH grant for work on psychiatric genetics
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…
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.
Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark
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…
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.
Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration
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…
Michelle Gale.
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…
Students prove mettle via challenging capstone class
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…
Instructional Associate Professor Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)
UH IE grad students honored for operation room efficiency
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…
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.

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