IISE DFW Webinar:

The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer

Monday November 28, 2022

Join us for a webinar focusing on The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer presented by Dr. Ben Amaba.

Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Where: Join Zoom Meeting
              Meeting ID: 840 7698 1921
              Passcode: 547699

Click here to view the event details on IISE Connect and download to your calendar.

Abstract:
    Many systems today are enhanced and modified digitally while being integrated into physical systems in our world. Digital modernization with software, data, analytics, IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI) is embedded through sensors and actuators with Edge Computing, but digital transformations could be more successful. Technology is changing how we design, collect, analyze, operate, maintain, and decommission our legacy systems. Not only are digital systems and tools impacting our end products, the design and implementations are changing and at risk. Change warrants the way we should be accountable to protect the public’s welfare, security, health, safety, and environment (HSSE). ISEs are becoming the profession of choice for these quantitative, digital systems. The road to digitization is accelerating with globalization, COVID 19, supply chain challenges, new workforce design, and economics. The basic principles, methods, and laws that ISEs professional engineers are being presented a unique opportunity. The public looks to the profession to guide them. Accidents and fatalities have already occurred with improper fundamentals outside of the ISE Professional Engineers purview and oversight. We must incorporate and govern technology as we have did using classic engineering methodologies where ISEs orchestrate the physical, mathematical, and social science fundamental laws and not ignore that the systems will continue to be technology enabled. 

Biography:
    Dr. Ben Amaba has been working in industry and technology for 35 years. He has been awarded Fellow for Industrial and Systems Engineering and serves as a Director for the National Society of Professional Engineers. He served as the Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM,’s Industrial Sector making him responsible for automation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence solutions. Dr. Amaba earned his BS in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering/Industrial Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Miami.

    Dr. Amaba is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in several states with International Registry; certified in Production, Operations, and Inventory Management by APICS ®; LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design); and certified in Corporate Strategy by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

    Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework® and Patent for Energy Optimization in 5G-RAN Moderation. Dr. Amaba is prominently featured in “Giving 2.0,” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with Stanford Business School, which details contributions to bolster and promote STEM education and careers, and is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society/United Way Member, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders.

IISE DFW August Puzzlor

August Puzzlor:

Rules for IISE Puzzlor: 
Entry

  • To be eligible, you must be a dues-paying member to IISE with affiliation to Dallas-Fort Worth, and/or have affiliation with IISE DFW via IISE Connect (Virtual Members) 

Rules of Play

  • The contest will run from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. 
  • On the first of each month, a new question will be released to the community.  
    • A question will be a “textbook” sort of question intended to identify key skills an IE might be responsible for knowing 
    • Responses may come in the form of an excel spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm), word document (.doc, .docx), pdf (.pdf), or image(.jpg, .bmp, .png).  
      • If, for example, you use MATLAB, Python, or any other software to solve the problem, please do not respond with that software’s file type as your answer. These should be converted to one of the above submission options 
    • Participants will have the entire month to submit their response to bstrevens19@gmail.com 
    • Responses are due 11:59 PM of the last day of the month to be considered for prize eligibility 
  • Questions will derive from topics included in the IISE Body of Knowledge (BoK)  
    • Other topics still related to IE will be considered, but primarily, questions will relate to some topic within the BoK. 

Scoring

  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a correct response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting the most innovative response*  
    • * “Innovative” is subjective and determined by the board. This might be a response that is most appropriately detailed, thorough, unique, most efficient, or uses an unconventional methodology.  

Prizes

  • At the end of the year, the top 3 members in scoring will each receive a $100 cash prize, to be distributed via check or visa gift card (TBD). 

In the month after the question was submitted, a video will be made available reviewing the topic and going over the submitted responses. The scoreboard will be available on IISE Connect. 



And here is the August 2021 Puzzlor: 

You are the quality control supervisor for a wire manufacturing company. Periodically, you select a sample of wire specimens to test for strength. Experience has shown that breaking strengths of wire are normally distributed with a standard deviation of 200 pounds. A random sample of 16 has a mean of 6200 pounds. You want a 95% confidence interval for the mean breaking strength for the population.

July Puzzlor

July Puzzlor:

Rules for IISE Puzzlor: 
Entry

  • To be eligible, you must be a dues-paying member to IISE with affiliation to Dallas-Fort Worth, and/or have affiliation with IISE DFW via IISE Connect (Virtual Members) 

Rules of Play

  • The contest will run from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. 
  • On the first of each month, a new question will be released to the community.  
    • A question will be a “textbook” sort of question intended to identify key skills an IE might be responsible for knowing 
    • Responses may come in the form of an excel spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm), word document (.doc, .docx), pdf (.pdf), or image(.jpg, .bmp, .png).  
      • If, for example, you use MATLAB, Python, or any other software to solve the problem, please do not respond with that software’s file type as your answer. These should be converted to one of the above submission options 
    • Participants will have the entire month to submit their response to bstrevens19@gmail.com 
    • Responses are due 11:59 PM of the last day of the month to be considered for prize eligibility 
  • Questions will derive from topics included in the IISE Body of Knowledge (BoK)  
    • Other topics still related to IE will be considered, but primarily, questions will relate to some topic within the BoK. 

Scoring

  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a correct response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting the most innovative response*  
    • * “Innovative” is subjective and determined by the board. This might be a response that is most appropriately detailed, thorough, unique, most efficient, or uses an unconventional methodology.  

Prizes

  • At the end of the year, the top 3 members in scoring will each receive a $100 cash prize, to be distributed via check or visa gift card (TBD). 

In the month after the question was submitted, a video will be made available reviewing the topic and going over the submitted responses. The scoreboard will be available on IISE Connect. 



And here is the July 2021 Puzzlor

A company is currently paying a dividend of $5 per share. The current market value for a share of the common stock is $40. The company’s financial report shows:


After tax earnings of 3.5 million
Total assets of 20 million
Liabilities of 5 million
500,000 shares of common stock


Determine the:
A. Earnings per share
B. Book value per share
C. Return on book value
D. Proportion of retained earnings
E. Return on equity

IISE DFW Meeting 6/22 at 6 PM – TONIGHT!

Reminder that our GBM is tonight!

IISE DFW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: IISE DFW General Body Meeting

Time: Jun 22, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 859 8937 5345

Passcode: 446025

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June Puzzlor and General Body Meeting Notice

June Meeting Notice:

IISE DFW will be having its General Body Meeting on Tuesday, 6/22. The meeting is tentatively planned to start at 6 PM.

June Puzzlor:

Rules for IISE Puzzlor: 
Entry

  • To be eligible, you must be a dues-paying member to IISE with affiliation to Dallas-Fort Worth, and/or have affiliation with IISE DFW via IISE Connect (Virtual Members) 

Rules of Play

  • The contest will run from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. 
  • On the first of each month, a new question will be released to the community.  
    • A question will be a “textbook” sort of question intended to identify key skills an IE might be responsible for knowing 
    • Responses may come in the form of an excel spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm), word document (.doc, .docx), pdf (.pdf), or image(.jpg, .bmp, .png).  
      • If, for example, you use MATLAB, Python, or any other software to solve the problem, please do not respond with that software’s file type as your answer. These should be converted to one of the above submission options 
    • Participants will have the entire month to submit their response to bstrevens19@gmail.com 
    • Responses are due 11:59 PM of the last day of the month to be considered for prize eligibility 
  • Questions will derive from topics included in the IISE Body of Knowledge (BoK)  
    • Other topics still related to IE will be considered, but primarily, questions will relate to some topic within the BoK. 

Scoring

  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a correct response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting the most innovative response*  
    • * “Innovative” is subjective and determined by the board. This might be a response that is most appropriately detailed, thorough, unique, most efficient, or uses an unconventional methodology.  

Prizes

  • At the end of the year, the top 3 members in scoring will each receive a $100 cash prize, to be distributed via check or visa gift card (TBD). 

In the month after the question was submitted, a video will be made available reviewing the topic and going over the submitted responses. The scoreboard will be available on IISE Connect. 



And here is the June 2021 Puzzlor

Data Set

 j
i123456789101112
Low7.68.26.85.86.96.66.37.76.0   
Moderate6.78.19.48.67.87.78.97.98.38.77.18.4
High8.59.710.17.89.69.5      

May, 2021 Puzzlor

Rules for IISE Puzzlor: 
Entry

  • To be eligible, you must be a dues-paying member to IISE with affiliation to Dallas-Fort Worth, and/or have affiliation with IISE DFW via IISE Connect (Virtual Members) 

Rules of Play

  • The contest will run from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. 
  • On the first of each month, a new question will be released to the community.  
    • A question will be a “textbook” sort of question intended to identify key skills an IE might be responsible for knowing 
    • Responses may come in the form of an excel spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm), word document (.doc, .docx), pdf (.pdf), or image(.jpg, .bmp, .png).  
      • If, for example, you use MATLAB, Python, or any other software to solve the problem, please do not respond with that software’s file type as your answer. These should be converted to one of the above submission options 
    • Participants will have the entire month to submit their response to bstrevens19@gmail.com 
    • Responses are due 11:59 PM of the last day of the month to be considered for prize eligibility 
  • Questions will derive from topics included in the IISE Body of Knowledge (BoK)  
    • Other topics still related to IE will be considered, but primarily, questions will relate to some topic within the BoK. 

Scoring

  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a correct response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting the most innovative response*  
    • * “Innovative” is subjective and determined by the board. This might be a response that is most appropriately detailed, thorough, unique, most efficient, or uses an unconventional methodology.  

Prizes

  • At the end of the year, the top 3 members in scoring will each receive a $100 cash prize, to be distributed via check or visa gift card (TBD). 

In the month after the question was submitted, a video will be made available reviewing the topic and going over the submitted responses. The scoreboard will be available on IISE Connect. 


And here is the May, 2021 Puzzlor

Data Set for Analysis:

 20182019202020212022
Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4
ETS$729$812$750$701$755$819$740$695$745$792$684$687$702$844$722$707$708$786$714$698
Linear$729$812$750$701$755$819$740$695$745$792$684$687$702$844$737$735$735$733$731$730

Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health by Dr. Farzan Sasangohar Webinar Recording

While more than 50 people joined Dr. Farzan Sasangohar’s seminar “The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health”, we realize a lot of people missed it. That’s why it is recorded and now available in two locations.

IISE DFW Webinar April 20, 2021
https://connect.iise.org/viewdocument/effects-of-covid-19-on-mental-healt?CommunityKey=154e6d65-a93b-4ef3-92c8-3c611e10e89f&tab=librarydocuments

Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health Seminar by Farzan Sasangohar Google Drive Location
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ikaipsYOvIRTotB0ala0Khp3UI01wtTq

The April Puzzlor Challenge Has Begun!

Rules for IISE Puzzlor: 
Entry

  • To be eligible, you must be a dues-paying member to IISE with affiliation to Dallas-Fort Worth, and/or have affiliation with IISE DFW via IISE Connect (Virtual Members) 

Rules of Play

  • The contest will run from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. 
  • On the first of each month, a new question will be released to the community.  
    • A question will be a “textbook” sort of question intended to identify key skills an IE might be responsible for knowing 
    • Responses may come in the form of an excel spreadsheet (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm), word document (.doc, .docx), pdf (.pdf), or image(.jpg, .bmp, .png).  
      • If, for example, you use MATLAB, Python, or any other software to solve the problem, please do not respond with that software’s file type as your answer. These should be converted to one of the above submission options 
    • Participants will have the entire month to submit their response to bstrevens19@gmail.com 
    • Responses are due 11:59 PM of the last day of the month to be considered for prize eligibility 
  • Questions will derive from topics included in the IISE Body of Knowledge (BoK)  
    • Other topics still related to IE will be considered, but primarily, questions will relate to some topic within the BoK. 

Scoring

  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting a correct response 
  • One (1) point will be awarded for submitting the most innovative response*  
    • * “Innovative” is subjective and determined by the board. This might be a response that is most appropriately detailed, thorough, unique, most efficient, or uses an unconventional methodology.  

Prizes

  • At the end of the year, the top 3 members in scoring will each receive a $100 cash prize, to be distributed via check or visa gift card (TBD). 

In the month after the question was submitted, a video will be made available reviewing the topic and going over the submitted responses. The scoreboard will be available on IISE Connect. 


And here is the April, 2021 Puzzlor