Month: September 2011

Florida Innovation Hub at UF Seeks Startups

GAINESVILLE: The University of Florida is looking for technology-based startup companies that want to dramatically increase their likelihood of success by leasing office or lab space in the Innovation Hub, the first building in the 24-7 live/work/play urban research park known… Read More

Florida Businesses Want More STEM Graduates

JACKSONVILLE: According to a report from a Jacksonville News Station, Florida businesses are have to recruit talent from out of state due to a shortage of workers with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees. The numbers required have stepped… Read More

Ahuja Continues to Grow Innovative Scheduling

GAINESVILLE: Ravindra Ahuja, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and President and CEO of Innovative Scheduling in Gainesville, has grown his software and consulting company to 35 employees.  The company, which specializes in producing solutions and decision support systems for the… Read More

Johnson (B ’58) Displays Memorabilia

DADE CITY, FL: ISE Hall of Famer Hjalma Johnson (BIE 1958) gave Geoff Fox of the The Tampa Tribune an inside glimpse to his office, including a look at his vast sports memorabilia collection, pictures with every U.S. President since… Read More

Rebennack (PhD ’10) Wins GOR Dissertation Award

BERLIN, GERMANY: Steffen Rebennack (PhD 2010) was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Award from the German Society of Operations Research.  Rebennack, an Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Colorado School of Mines, wrote his dissertation on energy systems optimization under the… Read More

Renovated Office and Lab Space Unveiled

GAINESVILLE: Dozens of alumni came back to campus to tour Weil Hall and its newly renovated facilities.  Weil 401, which houses the Center for Applied Optimization, and newly acquired Weil 406 and 406A will house graduate students.  The Department was… Read More

Intel President Calls for More Engineers

ATLANTA, GA: Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini stated that “a chronic shortage of engineering students threatens America’s role as the world’s leading innovator and continues to impede our nation’s fragile economic recovery” in his opinion article printed in the Atlanta… Read More