Wilkistar Otieno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair
Industrial And Manufacturing Engineering


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of South Florida, 2010
  • M.A., Statistics, University of South Florida, 2007
  • M.S.,  Industrial Engineering, University of South Florida, 2006
  • B.Tech., Mechanical and Production Engineering, Moi University, Kenya, 2002

Research Focus:

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Nanoreliability, Statistical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • K-12 Engineering and Science Education

Journal Publications:

  • Okogbaa, O.G., Daverakonda, L., Otieno, W., Albino,V., Analysis of Sequential Monitoring Schemes Using Natural Conjugate Priors, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2010, pp. 57-87
  • Otieno, W., Okogbaa O. G., Reliability Modeling of Transistor Gates at the Nanoscale, IEEE  Explore-Reliability and Maintainability Symposium Proceedings, Fort Worth, TX, January, 2009, pp. 515 - 520
  • Okogbaa, O. G., Otieno, W., Peng, X., Jain, S., Transient Analysis and Maintenance Intervention of Continuous Multi-unit, IIE Transitions, Vol. 40 No. 10, 2008, pp. 971-983
  • Prieto, D., Rocha, P., Otieno, W. and Das. T., Work In Progress: Developing Elementary Science Teacher Training Modules Based On Doctoral Research in Engineering, Accepted In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education conference, IEEE-ASEE, October 2010
  • Nanduri, V., Otieno, W., Das, T. K., Savachkin, A., and Okogbaa, G. “Mentor Teacher Workshops: Train-the-Trainer Model of the USF STARS GK-12 Program,” Journal of Florida Association of Science Teachers, 2009

Book Chapter:

  • Okogbaa, O. G., Otieno, W., Design for Maintainability”, Chapter 6, Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design, Ed. Myer Kutz, Print ISBN: 9780471726364, Online ISBN: 9780470168202, John Wiley and Sons, NY, pp 185-247, 2007

Magazine Article:

  • Okogbaa, G., Das, T. K., Martin-Vega, L., Centeno, G., Otieno, W., and Nanduri, V. “Educating the STARS,” Industrial Engineer Magazine, September, 2006