O. Geoffrey Okogbaa is Professor of Industrial & Management System Engineering at the University of
South Florida (USF). He very recently completed a five-year tenure as the Vice-Chancellor/President,
Federal University Wukari in Nigeria.
For a little more than 30 years, Mr. Okogbaa has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses
in Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Reliability Engineering, Process Control, Design of Experiments
and related courses, first at the University of Cincinnati for about 6 years and then at the University of South
Florida for the past 25 years. A Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, He is a Fellow of
the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, A Life Member of the Society of Reliability Engineers, an
Inactive member of ASQ, and an Elected Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He previously
served as Faculty Intern and Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South
Florida. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of RAMS, the IEEE Reliability and
Maintainability Symposium, and the premier organization for Reliability and Maintainability worldwide. His
research interests are in the areas of Macro and Nano-Reliability, Engineering Design, Process Control &
Operational Strategies, and Safety Critical Systems. He has received funding exceeding $8.1 million in grants
and contracts from NSF, NASA, NIOSH, State Agencies, and other organizations to support research,
instructional, and community outreach projects these areas. He serves as a consultant to major corporations
in these and related areas. Dr. Okogbaa was awarded a US patent as an Inventor.
Most of the materials presented in this course were adapted from his course notes and his practical as
well as his consulting experiences over the past several decades.