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MODELING AND SIMULATION DIVISION

ABOUT THE DIVISION

Modeling and simulation (M&S) is a critical discipline that examines how to construct and analyze decision-making scenario models that can be applied in a wide variety of application areas. These models are widely used in understanding complex systems in both general and specific scenarios. The huge popularity of the field can be seen in the wide set of application areas such as manufacturing, transportation, government and healthcare, along with its ability to drive increasingly high quality animation. Advances in computing power and efficient computation methodologies have allowed M&S to be used to solve increasingly large problems. M&S is especially valuable in the design, modification, and evaluation of many complex systems and inter-dependent decisions. The applications of M&S is virtually limitless and so is the demand for this division.

M&S has been in use for more than four decades, and it is a fast growing area in industrial and systems engineering. The creation of the M&S Division within the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering (IISE) is an important addition especially with the change in the Institute name and the extended focus to include systems engineers. While multiple divisions within the IISE apply M&S in solving problems within their focal areas, there is no one division currently concentrating on this critical set of tools independent of the specific application area. The M&S Division will provide the means to deliver focused topical contents to its membership. It will offer a new benefit to attract more scholars, practitioners, and students to join the IISE.

The M&S Division will attract professionals working in areas, including but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing systems
  • Emergency services and response
  • Healthcare delivery systems
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed reality, and immersive technology
  • Training, education and pedagogical and instructional methodologies
  • Energy systems
  • Defense and military
  • Cybersecurity
  • Decision Analysis
  • Simulation and Optimization
  • Public Safety
  • Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) Simulations

MISSION

The mission of the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is to provide its membership with a body of knowledge, networking opportunities, recognition and educational programs to stay competitive in the global market.

Vision

The M&S Division is the leading Division in IISE that promotes and shares innovative ideas in the field of modeling and simulation, as well as facilitates networking and increases ties between members from academia and industry.

Purpose

  • Develop, maintain, and disseminate a body of technical knowledge with a focus on modeling and simulation.
  • Provide a forum for technical networking for its members.
  • Be perceived as the voice of the modeling and simulation community.
  • Provide the means to promote excellence in teaching, industry and research.
  • Support IISE’s mission, provide member value, and promote the discipline.

Awards

The Division is currently hosting two awards:

1) Best Track Paper Award

2) Best Track Student Paper Award 

Click here to see all awards and their policies and procedures.

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JOIN US

You can connect with us using the following:

1) Membership is free for all IISE members. To update you membership record, click here.

2) Join our LinkedIn group to stay updated. Search for IISE Modeling and Simulation Division or click here.

3) Contact the President of the Division.

Board of directors

Omar Ashour

OMAR ASHOUR
President

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College
Industrial Engineering Department 
Email: OMA110@psu.edu

Faisal Aqlan

FAISAL AQLAN
Director of Events and Conferences

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College
Industrial Engineering Department 
Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC)
Email: FUA11@psu.edu

Caroline Krejci

CAROLINE KREJCI
Secretary

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering 
University of Texas at Arlington 
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering 
Email: CAROLINE.KREJCI@uta.edu

Xueping Li

XUEPING LI
Director of Newsletter

Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Industrial & Systems Engineering Department
Email: XUEPING.LI@utk.edu

Weihang Zhu

WEIHANG ZHU
Role: Director of Awards

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
Lamar University
Department of Industrial Engineering
Email: ZHUW1@lamar.edu

Renee Theising

RENEE THIESING
Role: Director-At-Large-I

Senior Application Engineer
Simio LLC
Email: RTHIESING@simio.com

Jeffery Smith

JEFFERY SMITH
Role: Director-At-Large-II

Joe W. Forehand Jr. Professor
Auburn University
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Email: JSMITH@auburn.edu

Upcoming Webinars

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Newsletters

August 2018