September 2018  Newsletter
Message from the Division President

Welcome to IISE's Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE) division.  It is my great honor to serve as your division president, and as such facilitate key division activities geared toward community engagement, growth and sustainment. As we strive for continued excellence, we will be able to accomplish our goals and serve the division, together with the division board of directors and our exceptional current and future members. 

I would like to start by congratulating everyone for a successful IISE Annual Conference and Expo that took place in May 2018 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando Florida. By all accounts, the QCRE track at the conference was a big success this year, with record high abstract and paper submissions, successful special sessions, new initiatives for engaging students, along with plenty of networking opportunities and more. On behalf of the board of directors, I thank you all for contributing to the success and look forward to continuing the success in the 2019 conference.

If you are a new member of the IISE or our QCRE division, you have made a great decision to join this network of colleagues, experts, and resources. Among the many benefits that you gain from your membership you will find networking opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals within your field and volunteer opportunities that allow you to shape the QCRE division and IISE. You will also have access to 12 issues of Industrial Engineer magazine, the opportunity to expand your skills when you access IISE's online resources and webinars, the ability to grow your professional network, as well as the access to IISE's member directory, which is an easy way to find colleagues and subject matter experts.

We highly encourage all members to participate in our division's activities and contribute to the success of the division. Together we shape the future of our division. This can be done by joining various committees, participating in division events, and attending conferences and seminars, just to name a few opportunities. You are encouraged to develop your leadership skills and grow your network even more, by taking advantage of IISE's numerous volunteer opportunities that can be found on the IISE website.

Don't hesitate! Reach out and get involved in any of the division's new initiatives or with on-going activities like conference planning, newsletters, and webinars. We would love for you to participate and have the opportunity to get to know you better.
Pingfeng Wang, Ph.D.,
IISE QCRE Division President

QCRE Board of Directors (2018 - 2019 Term)

Pingfeng Wang
University of Illinois
Trevor Craney
UTC Aerospace Systems
Immediate Past President
Kamran Paynabar
Georgia Institute of Technology
Board of Directors
Adel Alaeddini
Univ. of Texas San Antonio
Board of Directors
Linkan Bian
Mississippi State University
Board of Directors
Ramin Moghaddas
University of Miami
Board of Directors
Biao Zhang
ABB Inc.
Board of Directors
Qingyu Yang
Wayne State University
Board of Directors
Qiang Zhou
University of Arizona
Board of Directors
Chitta Ranjan
ProcessMiner Inc.
Student Director Member
Chenang Liu
Virginia Tech
IISE Technical VP
John Jackman
Iowa State University
Upcoming QCRE W ebinars

In the coming months, the division will hold the following webinars (and more will be arranged). Most IISE webinars are only accessible by IISE members. To access them, registration is required.
Please go to the IISE Webinar Home Page , find the webinar you would like to register for and below it click " More information and registration ", then you may log in using your IISE member account, register for this webinar and add it to your calendar.

Smart Additive Manufacturing

Presented by Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE)
Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Prahalada Rao, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This webcast will cover the presenter's recent published and ongoing work in in-process monitoring of defects, as well as fundamental thermal modeling of metal Additive Manufacturing processes, such as laser powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition .
Deviation Modeling in Additive Manufacturing Systems
Presented by Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE)
Nov. 8, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter:  Dr. Aman Sabbaghi, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Purdue University

This webcast will cover the presenters experience with a new Bayesian procedure based on the effect equivalence and modular deviation features concepts that incorporates all available data for the systematic and comprehensive construction of shape deviation models in an AM system.

Reliability for Oil and Gas Downstream Industry

Presented by Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE)
Nov. 27, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Dr. Prasanna Tamilselvan, Lead Reliability Engineer

This webcast will focus on the value of developing holistic reliability programs with different reliability assessment tools in Refinery Asset Management to identify top bad actors in refinery units and optimize maintenance strategies; and potential challenges to be faced during the reliability program implementation.

For more details about the above webinars, or if you would like to contribute a QCRE webinar in future, please contact Dr. Linkan Bian.
2018 IISE Annual Conference & Expo QCRE AWARD Winners 

Winner of the 2018 QCRE Best Paper Award
"A Stochastic Degradation Model for Ink Fading of Printed Images"
Ziyi Wang and E.A. Elsayed
Rutgers University
Winner of the 2018 QCRE Best Student Paper Competition
"Robust Design Using An Inexact Simulation Model With Physical Experiment Data"
Wenbo Sun
University of Michigan
Advisors: Dr. Jionghua (Judy) Jin and Matthew Plumlee
Winner of the 2018 QCRE Student Poster Competition
"Fractal Pattern Recognition of Image Profiles for Manufacturing Process Monitoring and Control"
Farhad Imani
Pennsylvania State University
Advisor: Dr. Hui Yang

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The IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2019 will take place May 18-21, 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The QCRE Division of the Institute of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) will be sponsoring the QCRE Track at the 2019 IISE Annual Conference and Expo.
Abstract submission is now open!  Submit Your Abstract now  and join us in Orlando!
Call for Entries to the Division's Quarterly Newsletter

The division is publishing its quarterly newsletters and hereby soliciting news entries. This is a great opportunity to showcase interesting yet impactful researches, professional practices and educational efforts within the division. The solicited story will go into the following blocks in the newsletter: Research on the News, Practical Applications, and Education and Outreach. It would be great if you could:
(1)  Prepare your story write-up within 300 words (write it in plain language for diverse audiences);
(2)  Provide a nice picture together with the story;
(3)  Provide a link (if possible) to a detail version of the story (hyperlink to your project public webpage, etc.).

Please email your materials to Dr. Qiang Zhou at, your entry will appear in the next available division newsletter.
PDF versions of the QCRE newsletters are available for QCRE members on the IISE Connect (QCRE division Library folder), as well as Facebook Page