Industrial and systems engineering hailed for its expanding global reach and influence by Institute’s international magazine

NORCROSS, Ga. – Nov. 22, 2022 – In the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ flagship ISE magazine, news, stories and research summaries from IISE’s peer-reviewed journals appear monthly, sourcing innovative engineers around the globe. In-depth, quality content in the periodical have earned it continuous multiple year AZBEE Awards of Excellence wins from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

In its annual internationally focused November issue, the magazine’s Managing Editor Keith Albertson stated, “It’s not hard to find the worldwide influence IISE has established in the industrial and systems engineering universe. ... Look at our magazines and podcasts, training and membership growth.”

Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast’s “IISE International” episode 6, from current season 4, timed with ISE’s November edition. Interviewer Albertson delves into the global growth of the profession with Gino Lim, IISE’s senior vice president of international operations, IISE’s Doug Long about the Institute’s global partnership efforts, and James Swisher on expanded international training that includes courses and programs in seven countries over the last year.

The IISE community continues to grow and includes nearly 20,000 members and more than 45,000 customers. Organization, university and corporate partnerships have expanded the IISE reach well beyond its original U.S. origins when it was founded in 1948, nearly 75 years ago.

According to “IISE broadens its worldwide outreach efforts” in The Institute section of the November magazine:

This year, the IISE International Ambassadors Committee was formed by the Fellows Council to strengthen IISE’s international outreach and map the global IISE landscape. The committee is co-chaired by Benoit Montreuil of Georgia Tech and Fugee Tsung of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The list of full committee members and highlights of IISE’s international thrust are detailed at

The article also noted that IISE has introduced a new International Impact in Industrial & Systems Engineering award, sponsored by Hamid R. Parsaei & Waldemar Karwowski, that will recognize a member who has made significant contributions to the discipline as a global leader. This award joins the existing George L. Smith International Award for Excellence in Promotion of Industrial Engineering presented to an individual who has made significant and long-standing contributions as a “goodwill ambassador” for the profession across national boundaries. Winners will be recognized at IISE’s Annual Conference & Expo 2023, May 20-23, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About IISE: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. For more information about IISE, visit