M&S Ph.D. student, Karla Badillo-Urquiola was featured in UCF Today for her research examining the balance between providing teens in foster care access to networked technologies while also protecting them from cyber risks.Research Week: Critical Thinking, Making a Difference in the World
Our very own Chait Renduchintala was part of a team that took 1st place at the Tech4Good Developers’ Showcase (T4GDS) for their work on an Interactive Exercise Bar for children with motor disabilities. For more information about the Showcase, please visit their website at
Make it Possible Abilities Tech Expo
Our very own Daniel Gordon was recently published in Darkreading, an online cybersecurity publication. Mr. Gordon is part of the first cohort of Behavioral Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate students who graduated Fall 2016, he is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Modeling and Simulation. You can review the article where Dan discusses recommendations for cybersecurity risk measurement, using the link below.
Why You’re Doing Cybersecurity Risk Measurement Wrong
Congratulations to Emily Gonzalez-Holland, a newcomer to our Masters Program, who has been awarded with the RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate I/ITSEC Scholarship. Emily is one out of the four recipients of the scholarship, chosen for their leadership, academic, research and career efforts in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education community.
Congratulations to our M&S students Kate Kapalo (Ph.D.) and Samantha Warta (Masters) whose research have been awarded by the Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Technical Group. The winners will be presenting at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. this September.
Our 1st cohort for the Behavioral Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate are CHARGING ON!! Check out their feature in Team Orlando. Learn More.
Angelica Garcia (one of our masters students) is interning with NASA this summer to lead a project that uses virtual reality to augment flight testing capabilities. Learn More.
After a long and successful career, Dr. Peter Kincaid will be retiring this summer. We hope to have as many of his graduates, students, colleagues, and community partners as possible join us to honor his accomplishments and celebrate his next endeavors.
Congratulations to our new MaSK Officers! Modeling and Simulation Knights cultivate interdisciplinary research by fostering collaboration and providing mentorship, advising, outreach, lab space, and equipment to its members.
Congratulations to our very own Mr. Chathika Gunaratne (PhD student), Ms. Esin Soyler (MS alum), and Dr. M. Ilhan Akbas (M&S faculty)! They have been accepted to the 7th annual Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics conference for their paper titled “Towards a Comprehensive Simulator for Public Speaking Anxiety Treatment.
Congratulations to Ms. Salam Daher (PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. Gregory Welch). Salam is 1 out of 4 recipients of The 2016 Link Foundation Fellowship for her research in Physical Virtual Patient Bed.
We are pleased to announce that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security has designated the University of Central Florida as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2021.