IISE International


The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the profession, is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering. A wealth of resources, a worldwide network and industry-leading publications are all at your fingertips.

IISE – Global Outreach

IISE’s community includes more than 23,000 members and 46,000-plus customers. Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast has 54,000+ downloads and counting with listeners in more than 125 countries led by the U.S., Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Germany. ISE's social media presence continues to grow reaching tens of thousands of followers.

IISE – Global Outreach

IISE International Operations Board

The International Operations Board (IOB) coordinates IISE's efforts on global opportunities, works to increase the number of international members and helps promote the recognition of industrial engineers globally.

IISE International Ambassadors Committee

The IISE Fellows Council has formed the IISE International Ambassadors Committee, co-chaired by Benoit Montreuil, Georgia Tech, and Fugee Tsung, HKUST. The committee's ambitious initiatives include strengthening IISE's international outreach and mapping the global IISE landscape. Current ambassadors are:

  • Sila Cetinkaya, Southern Methodist University
  • Alexandre Dolgui, IMT Atlantique
  • Waldemar Karwowski, University of Central Florida
  • Gino Lim, University of Houston
  • Benoit Montreuil (Co-Chair), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Julie Swann, North Carolina State University
  • Manoj K. Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Fugee Tsung (Co-Chair), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

IISE International Partnerships

The Institute is proud of its corporate, university and international organization partners. IISE leaders and staff are laser-focused on building alliances to strengthen, unify and share knowledge across borders to enrich the ISE profession. Interested in saving 15-50% off IISE membership and saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars on conferences and training? Want to learn more about how your organization can enjoy all the many benefits of being an IISE partner and how to become one? Contact Doug Long, IISE’s Global Director of Strategic Alliances, who is ready to help you make that happen. He can be reached at dlong@iise.org or (770) 349-1109.

Learn more about our international partnerships by listening to this episode of "Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast" from November 2022.

IISE International Recognition - Awards & Scholarships

IISE Award for International Impact in Industrial & Systems Engineering. Recognizes an individual member who has made significant contributions to the discipline of industrial and systems engineering as a global leader. Nominations deadline: Dec. 1.

George L. Smith International Award for Excellence in Promotion of Industrial EngineeringThis award is presented on an annual basis to an individual who has made significant and long-standing contributions to the industrial engineering discipline and who exemplifies role model behavior as "goodwill ambassador" for the profession across national boundaries by demonstrating global cooperation in their leadership and establishment of international initiatives. Nominations deadline: Dec. 1.

Scholarships Available in U.S., Canada or Mexico:

A.O. Putnam Memorial Scholarship

Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship

Henry and Elisabeth Koeze Memorial Scholarship

Marvin Mundel Memorial Scholarship

UPS Scholarship for Female Students

UPS Scholarship for Minority Students

Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship

Society for Health Systems Scholarship

Scholarships Available in All Countries:

C. B. Grambell Undergraduate Scholarship

IISE Council of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship

Vinod and Gail Sahney Scholarship

Lisa Zaken Award for Excellence

IISE Fellows William Biles, Hamid Parsaei, and Victor Zaloom Endowed Scholarship

President’s Scholarship

CISE Undergraduate Scholarship

John L. Imhoff Scholarship

E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship

IISE Chapters Worldwide

IISE Training Center Attracts International Students

IISE’s Training Center attracts international participants, offers shareable digital badging, and delivers training remotely and on-demand. For example, IISE held a one-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course for 31 students in Guatemala that helped introduce IISE and core ISE concepts to a whole new audience. The course was held via livestream with bilingual instructor Edgardo J. Escalante, Ph.D. In addition, IISE has offered courses for learners in Bolivia, Guatemala, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates.

IISE is also proud to offer several of its popular online courses in several languages. For instance, the IISE/MoreSteam Lean Six Sigma course is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and French.

“Partnering with universities and organizations around the world is a key to growing IISE’s support of the profession and building relationships with ISEs as they enter this wonderful field,” IISE’s Director of Continuing Education James Swisher said. Contact James for training opportunities at jswisher@iise.org or (770) 349-1130.

IISE-IACET certificate

TRAINING CENTER FACT: IISE is an  IACET Authorized Provider and “has complied with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.”

IISE Conferences Span the Globe

IISE attracts members and guests from all over the world to its three major conferences each year. Inspired and organized by committee volunteers, each event is developed by ISEs for ISEs. Presentations, competitions, awards and exhibits are on full display for students, young professionals, academics and corporate leaders to share and learn the latest in research, solutions, products and services. Conferences reflect the numerous professions that ISEs work in today.

International Conference Alliance

IISE is a sponsoring organization of the annual International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IJCIEOM). 

IISE Journals Cover International Research


IISE produces four peer-reviewed, abstracted/indexed journals that are international-in-scope. IISE Transactions , The Engineering Economist , IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering and IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors . Each month, journal editors summarize articles in ISE magazine in its Research section.

ISE Magazine

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