Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Division

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE)


About the division

Members of this division are involved in quality management, quality measurement and assurance, quality control analysis, inspection criteria and reliability/maintainability of products or services.

Our Vision: To be the premier professional organization for individuals engaged in quality control and reliability engineering (QCRE) in both academia and industry by increasing networking and partnership among its members, and providing opportunities to foster, recognize and share innovations at the forefront of QCRE.

Our Mission: The QCRE division is primarily interested in the theory, methodology, and practice in all technical areas that develop or apply QCRE, and brings together members from academia and industry who share a common interest in topics related to research and practice of QCRE.

Our division is comprised of >3,000 members,  61% are students and 39% are professional members from academia and industry.

QCRE Bylaws

QCRE Board of Directors (2019-2020 term)

Trevor Craney
Technical Fellow - Data Analytics & Statistical Methods
Collins Aerospace
Windsor Locks, CT

Immediate Past President
Pingfeng Wang
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Adel Alaeddini
Associate Professor 
University of Texas at San Antonio     
San Antonio, TX

Directors for 2018-2020 
Linkan Bian
Assistant Professor 
Mississippi State University 
Starkville, MS

Chitta Ranjan   
Research Scientist                                             
Pandora Media                                              
Oakland, CA

Directors for 2019-2021 
Chenang Liu
Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University 
Stillwater, OK

Wilkistar Otieno
Associate Professor 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Hongyue Sun
Assistant Professor 
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Yisha Xiang
Assistant Professor 
Texas Tech University 
Lubbock, TX 

Student Board Member
Zhicheng Zhu
Texas Tech University 
Lubbock, TX

Division Best Paper Award

Every year the QRCE division receives various abstracts and papers to be presented at the IISE Conference. The division's board members identify the "best paper" and recognize the authors of the paper at the IISE Conference. The QCRE committee is responsible also for awarding The William A.J. Golomski Award, which is bestowed annually to honor the outstanding paper in the proceedings of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS).

Articles needed for the IISE QCRE 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.

To enter a submission:

  • Prepare your story write-up within 300 words (write it with plain language for very much diverse audiences).
  • Provide a nice picture to go with the story.
  • Provide a link (if possible) to a detailed version of the story (hyperlink to your project public webpage, etc.).

To ensure the completion of the newsletter within the timeframe, submitting your write-up by March 1, June 1, Sept. 1 and Dec. 1, respectively for each quarter of the year is strongly recommended. It would be great if you can let the newsletter editor know when you consider to submit one, so that arrangement can be made accordingly to include your story into the nearest issue of the newsletter.

Thanks in advance for the help, and together we will make our newsletter one of the best in IISE!

Upcoming Webinars

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. Below are a few coming soon.

Damage Assessment on Post Hurricane Imagery

Presented by Quality Control & Reliability Engineering
Aug. 6, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Youngjun Choe, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Washington - Seattle

Disaster damage assessment in the U.S. is increasingly important as natural hazard-induced disasters (e.g., hurricanes) are breaking records nearly every year, costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars per year. However, the current practice of disaster damage assessment is largely dependent on humans (e.g., ground surveys) being slow, costly and error-prone.

More information and registration

May 2019
February 2019
September 2018
May 2018