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Come Join our Webinar -  Aiding Industry using Simulation and Decision Support Technologies

Date: March 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST
Presenter: Travis Hill, Engineering Project Manager, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension Center, Mississippi State University

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A discussion of using simulation in real-world problems and simulation-based decision support technologies in industry. This presentation will demonstrate how simulation has helped Mississippi manufacturers improve their systems. In addition, we will show examples of simulation-based decision support technologies that helped industry by putting simulation in the hands of non-engineers.

Speaker Bio

Travis Hill is an Engineering Project Manager at the Mississippi State University Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension Center.  Over the past 16 years, he has worked with over 100 companies including Nissan North America, Toyota, Viking Range, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, VT Halter Marine, and Navistar Defense to improve their manufacturing and logistics systems through the use of simulation and decision support technologies and delivers engineering workshops in topics such as Flexsim, Six Sigma and Minitab.  Hill has a B.S., M.S. and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and has a Software Engineering certification from Mississippi State University. 


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


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.


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.


  • 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.


The Division is currently hosting three awards:

1) Best Track Paper Award

2) Best Track Student Paper Award

3) Teaching Award

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

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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.

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Xueping Li University of Tennessee President
Caroline Krejci UT Arlington President-Elect
Omar Ashour Penn State Behrend Immediate Past President
Dongping Du Texas Tech University Director of Newsletter
Michael Kuhl Rochester Institute of Technology Director of Technical Content
Raed Jaradat Mississippi State University Director of Outreach & Networking
Shrikant Jarugumilli Bayer Director-At-Large I
Salvador Romo STHAL LLC Director-At-Large II
Shima Mohebbi University of Oklahoma Secretary
John Shortle Georg Mason University Director of Events and Conferences
Andrew Collins Old Dominion University Director of Awards
Aman Sapra St. Onge Company Division’s TVP

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