About iPerform Center

The I/UCRC iPerform center is an NSF funded research center that represents collaborations of professors and scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas. Its primary mission is to bring together university and industry researchers to advance basic and applied research in Assistive Technologies to enhance human performance.


  • Increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, and enhance the productivity of well bodied people.
  • Support Center graduate students who work on industry related novel research.
  • Stimulate research to improve quality of life and prepare well-trained employees of the future.
  • Foster long-term trusted relationships between industries and universities based on shared value.
* Program of Fall 2016 Semi-Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
* PETRA'17: The 10th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
* UTA-led iPerform Center Board Meets; New Industry Partners Still Welcome
* Dallas VA Joins UTA iPerform Center


  • Fillia Makedon

    Center Director, Site Director, UT Arlington
    Email: makedon@uta.edu

  • Ovidiu Daescu

    Site Director, UT Dallas
    Email: daescu@utdallas.edu

  • John Quarles

    Site Director, UT San Antonio
    Email: John.Quarles@utsa.edu

  • Maureen Simmonds

    Site Director, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
    Email: simmondsm@uthscsa.edu

  • Cheryl Abellanoza

    iPerform Coordinator, UT Arlington
    Email: cheryl.abellanoza@mavs.uta.edu