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October 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 10

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Computer and Information Systems Division

This division brings together members from academia, industry and government who share a common interest in topics related to research and practice of computer and information systems. The CIS division is primarily interested in the theory, methodology and practice in all technical areas that develop or apply CIS.

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Vision: Become the leading division in IIE by increasing networking and partnership between its members and promoting forums to engage, share and recognize innovative ideas in the field of computer and information systems. Vision and Mission Statement | Schedule

President's message

Seokcheon LeeDear IIE Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Division members,
We have come almost to the end of academic year and the time for IIE Annual Conference & Expo is quickly approaching , May 31 – June 3, Montreal, Canada. Our board members sincerely hope to see you at the conference and in particular at the Town Hall meeting to hear your suggestions and feedback as well as to bring up CIS-related issues (3:30-4:45 p.m., Sunday, June 1, Room: 513f). During the town hall meeting, we will hold the second CIS-sponsored mobile app competition as well. I’d like to express my special thanks to the chairs of this competition, John Jung-Woon Yoo and Gerry Knapp. They have been working hard to promote this competition and you will see how well this competition has evolved at the town hall meeting! More from the president 

IIE CIS Sponsored Webinar 

Presenter: Dr. David Porter, Oregon State University
Coordinator: Dr. Hui Yang, University of South Florida

Dr. Porter gave the third IIE CIS sponsored webinar on March 18. This webinar is entitled, "A GTFS-based Visualization Approach for Statewide Transit Network Analysis." There were a total of 22 registered participants in the webinar, and the webinar received many positive feedback results.

In this webinar, Dr. Porter presented the development work that is conducted to create an open source software tool to help the Oregon Department of Transportation's Public Transit Division gain better understandings and achieve more efficient utilization of existing statewide transit networks. Click here to view the recording and the presentation.  

Announcement: 2014 ISERC CIS Best Student Paper Award

 Congratulations to Gang Liu and his advisor Hui Yang, University of South Florida, winner of the 2014 CIS Best Student Paper Competition, for his paper "Self-organized Recurrence Networks." This year, we received several excellent papers, and three judges performed a double-blind review and selected the best paper. 

Gang Liu received a certificate at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014, and was recognized at the CIS Town Hall meeting. The board members look forward to receiving many competitive papers from students in future years.

Announcement: 2014 ISERC CIS Track Best Paper Award

We received excellent papers, and three judges performed a double-blind review and selected the best one. The committee was unanimous in deciding the best paper award, which goes to the paper entitled "Measuring and Optimizing Cybersecurity Investments: A Quantitative Portfolio Approach" by Yueran Zhuo and Senay Solak from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The award winner received a certificate at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 and was recognized at the CIS Town Hall meeting. The IIE-CIS Board members look forward to receiving many competitive papers in future years as well.

Announcement: 2014 ISERC CIS Mobile App Competition

We received excellent submissions of Mobile Apps, and four judges reviewed the submitted videos and design reports. Click here to view the four finalists.

Research gallery

One of the benefits of belonging to a professional society is the opportunity to share knowledge about various topics of interest.

Topic: Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Analysis by Dr. Hui Yang, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida.

Dr. Yang and his research team at USF aim to create a rigorous knowledge body for sensor-based complex systems monitoring, modeling and analysis. The research will ultimately contribute to a new paradigm where a complex system is autonomized and optimized at all scales. Industry in the 21st century is investing in a variety of sensor networks and dedicated data centers to increase information visibility in both engineering and healthcare domains. Real-time sensing brings the proliferation of big data (i.e., dynamic, nonlinear, nonstationary, high dimensional) that contains a wealth of information on the condition and status of a product, process or a system. Big Data presents a ‘gold mine’ of this era (21st century). Innovations in industrial and systems engineering in this century will be highly dominated by “new methods and tools” to mine the big data and harness its power for new product development, problem solving and system optimization. 


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