Biography

My name is Tarek Buhagiar and I moved to Florida in 1990.

I have been teaching at UCF since January 1998 and have loved every minute of it. UCF is a great institution that is constantly growing and changing.

I have a Bachelor in Finance, a Master in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Statistics/Data Mining. Currently I am a class short for a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, which I hope to finish by 2050.

In the private sector, I used to build statistical/mathematical models applied to economic problems.

I am married and I was lucky enough to have a beautiful daughter. I still love riding my motorcycle, but don’t do it much anymore….. too many responsibilities.

I am a die-hard fan of AC Milan (soccer team of my native city in Italy) and the Miami Dolphins/Heat (adopted city in United States).

If you take any of my classes, please know that my door will always be open for you and my No. 1 goal as an instructor is to ensure that my students are engaged and learn.