Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Division

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE)

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 sustainability. 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 and 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 ISE magazine, the opportunity to expand your skills when you access IISE's online resources and webinars, the ability to grow your professional network and 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 ongoing 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)

QCRE Board

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 composed of 2,201 student members and 1,216 professional members from academia and industry.

QCRE Board 2018-2019

QCRE Bylaws

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).

IISE Annual Conference & Expo

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.

Conference schedule link
Registration link
Hotel and travel information link

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.

Deviation Modeling in Additive Manufacturing Systems

Presented by Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE)
Nov. 27, 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.

For more details about the above webinars, or if you would like to contribute a QCRE webinar in future, please contact Dr. Linkan Bian.

September 2018
May 2018