Upcoming Webinars

Thank you for your interest in IISE's webinars. These free one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

Most of these webinars are only accessible by IISE members. Those that are open to the public are so noted. To view many of our recordings, you may need to download this codec if the recording does not automatically start. To watch the recordings, users must be able to view Windows Media Files.

Upon request, IISE will award continuing education units (CEUs) to participants who attend the entire webinar. Send your request to cleblanc@iise.org.

IISE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.  

Analyzing National Airspace System Choke Points

Presented by Operations Research Division
April 27 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Shahab Hasan, Ph.D., program director, Logistics Management Institute (LMI)

This webinar presents a case study in applying operations research to enhance systems engineering.Through statistical analysis, modeling and simulation, and stakeholder input the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) helped NASA assess choke points within the National Airspace System. Learn how operations research techniques helped us create systems engineering solutions.

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Data Analytics for IBM's Service Deals: Methodologies and Practical Implications

Presented by Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division
May 2 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Aly Megahed, Ph.D., research staff, IBM Research - Almaden

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss analytical data approaches developed successfully, which reportedly lead to revenue increases for IBM in the range of millions of dollars each quarter, enabling the pricing of solutions in a tiny fraction of the time that this task use to take and in a more accurate and efficient manner, as stated by the VP of global solutions.

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Implementing the Ergo Coach Program

Presented by GOErgo AEC Committee - OPEN TO ALL
May 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Michael Strickland, staff engineer, Honda of South Carolina

An effective ergo coach program builds solid infrastructure to your ergonomics program. The ergo coach program is designed to support the ergonomist in managing company wide ergonomic objectives.

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Participation and Leadership Opportunities: QCRE Division

Presented by Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Division
May 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Jian Liu, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Kamran Paynabar, Ph.D., Georgia Tech, Zhaojun "Steven" Li, Ph.D., Western New England University

This webinar for IISE student members and potential student members will provide an overview of opportunities for student participation and leadership in IISE, Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE) related research and education areas. 

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Optimizing Sustainability Systems

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
May 11 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Katie Leone, sustainability manager, Florida Gulf Coast University

This webinar will highlight metrics, processes, and approaches to successfully achieve and exceed sustainability benchmarks in higher education. It will specifically look at how tools like sustainability, tracking, rating and assessment system (STARS) support sound decision-making.

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Business Value of Ergonomics

Presented by GOErgo AEC Committee - OPEN TO ALL
June 1 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Nancy Larson, Ph.D., C.P.E., principal, Nancy LJ Larson Consulting LLC

The business benefits of ergonomics extend beyond the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Through the integration of ergonomics into business processes, improvements in quality, efficiency, employee satisfaction and profitability may also be realized.

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The Road to Change Starts with a Discussion

Presented by ELSS Conference Program Committee - OPEN TO ALL
June 6 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Jennifer Hooks, manager, Medical University of South Carolina

During this webcast, Hooks will address change from the inside out – starting with the why, and then moving to the how, of the change initiative through the use of five core tools and simulation activities. Each of these tools and activities is designed to start and continue conversations with stakeholders in the change, leading to buy-in and commitment and setting the stage for future successful changes. 

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Plant Breeding: Opportunities and Challenges

Presented by Operation Research Division
June 8 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Lizhi Wang, Ph.D., associate professor, Iowa State University

In this webinar, Dr. Lizhi Wang from Iowa State University will share his decade-long collaboration experience with plant breeders and geneticists. In particular, he will introduce the predicted cross value approach for the multi-allele trait introgression problem, which is to combine desirable traits from multiple plants into one elite individual. The new approach has demonstrated significant improvement over existing approaches commonly used in breeding practices.

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Accelerating Early Career Success - Working on Soft Skill/Change Leadership Gaps

Presented by IISE's Columbus Chapter, Young Professionals and CISE - OPEN TO ALL
June 14 | 12 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Scott Sink, The Ohio State University; Jared Frederici, The Poirier Group; Jared Dunlap, IISE’s Young Professionals Group, and Elizabeth Schweitzer, Disney

It can be challenging to enter the workforce as a young professional. However, there are seven great habits young professionals can develop to find success.The panelists will explain the importance of forming good habits and discuss how IISE can help young professionals develop their own.

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Regulatory Driven Initiatives: The Burdens and Opportunities

Presented by Society for Engineering & Management Systems (SEMS)
July 13 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Gaurav Mehta, head of global supply chain programs, Alcon Labs, a Novartis Company

Regulatory Driven Initiatives come with a cost that potentially bears across the entire organization. Looked at in the right light, one may also discover tangible and intangible benefits beyond compliance. The webinar/discussion will provide example(s) of regulatory driven initiative. The focus will be to provide a glimpse of the overhead to implement changes to comply along with such opportunities that come with doing the work.

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