Smart Research for Large-Scale Improvement
SIE professor Ricardo Valerdi was named a Fulbright Specialist for his work to make software reuse more efficient and cost effective.Software is everywhere. So understanding software projects and their economics is becoming increasingly important because we depend on it for everything.
Thanks to his focus on engineering space systems, SIE professor Roberto Furfaro was named the College of Engineering’s 2021 da Vinci Fellow.The University of Arizona is extremely unique, in my opinion. I always felt like there were far fewer barriers between departments and colleges... From the start, it felt like people were really open to cross collaboration.
Science of Sport
When he’s not researching cost modeling and DoD acquisition policy or expanding his Science of Sport outreach program, professor Ricardo Valerdi directs the Sports Management Program at the Eller College of Management and is the UA’s faculty athletics representative to PAC-12 and NCAA. He also helped develop virtual reality training for sports concussion.Much of my work involves understanding where synergies and frictions exist within a system and getting all of the pieces to work together.