Thomas O誰eal serves as the associate vice president of research at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and director of
the UCF Technology Incubator. O誰eal has worked to help UCF become a leading metropolitan research university. His areas
of responsibility include the sponsored programs office, technology transfer, compliance, and the UCF technology incubator.
O誰eal is an entrepreneur and has assisted in the formation of several spin-off companies for technologies developed at
UCF. He is the founding director of the UCF Technology Incubator which was recently named the Incubator of the Year by the
National Business Incubator Association. O誰eal also serves as a core team member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council
and is president of the Florida Business Incubator Association. O誰eal received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, his M.S.
in engineering management, his MBA from the University of Central Florida, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from the
University of South Florida.
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