Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast

Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast

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Conversations with industrial and systems engineers about their work, ideas and solutions.


Election cybersecurity and decision analysis with Natalie Scala
Apr 23 • 33 min
Sponsored by the University of Louisville: Cybersecurity is an ongoing challenge across all industries and sectors, public and private. In an era of expanding technology, how can data be safeguarded? In an election year, in particular, secure voting is a…
Tapping the Potential of Autistic Workers with Conner Reinhardt and Jhillika Kumar
Apr 9 • 33 min
Sponsored by the University of Louisville: A more diverse workforce can and should include people with cognitive disabilities who have the skills and desire to contribute in many fields. Georgia Tech graduates Conner Reinhardt and Jhillika Kumar…
Big Data for the Big House with Tamás Terlaky, Dr. Mohammad Shahabsafa and Anshul Sharma
Mar 26 • 42 min
Sponsored by the University of Louisville: Remember when a call from jail sparked an ISE project assigning inmates to various facilities in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections? And how that led to a startup company? Probably not, but Professor…
Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade with Tina Agustiady
Mar 12 • 27 min
Sponsored by the University of Louisville: There’s a little engineer inside all of us, according to Tina Agustiady. But as it turns out, her son - a first-grader - is already an engineer himself. It must run in the genes. As part of a career day event for…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with Mary Ellen Skeens
Feb 27 • 2 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with Eddie Perez-Ruberte
Feb 27 • 4 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with Bianca Garcia
Feb 27 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with Tom West
Feb 26 • 2 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with AJ Hobbs
Feb 26 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
HSPI 2020 - 3 Questions with Todd Banks
Feb 26 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Society for Health Systems. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their…
The Allure of Ergonomics with Bobbie Watts
Feb 13 • 25 min
She had her eyes on a career as an industrial engineer … until a human factors class at Clemson University opened her eyes to the world of ergonomics. Bobbie Watts, Ph.D., CPE, the director of ergonomics for Michelin Americas, has more than 20 years of…
Engineering Mindfulness with Ashley Benedict
Jan 23 • 52 min
“Take one breath.” That’s the advice from Ashley Benedict, Ph.D. for anyone who wants to take the first step toward change. In 2019, she got a chance to participate in an eight-week mind-body class through her work at the VISN 8: VA Sunshine Healthcare…
Behind the scenes of IISE media with Keith Albertson, Michael Hughes and David Brandt
Jan 9 • 37 min
IISE is marking its first 5,000 downloads with an episode that digs behind the scenes both “Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast” and ISE magazine. In this episode, David Brandt sits down with fellow IISE staff members Keith Albertson and Michael Hughes to…
From France to the Mayo Clinic with Johanna Ficatier
Dec 26, 2019 • 30 min
Hailing from Brittany in France, Johanna Ficatier’s career has landed her in cultures as diverse as Japan and Rochester, Minnesota. In this episode of “Problem Solved,” the Mayo Clinic Senior Health Systems Engineer describes how the joy she gets from…
Curiosity Lab and Smart Cities with Betsy Plattenburg
Dec 12, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode of “Problem Solved,” Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab, discusses the smart city test environment created in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, near Atlanta. She describes the autonomous vehicle tests at Curiosity Lab plus…
AI, Big Data and Your Career with Ben Amaba and Michael Testani
Nov 14, 2019 • 51 min
In making a better world, Artificial Intelligence will be your cognitive partner, not your robot overlord, IBM’s Ben Amaba and Binghamton University’s Michael Testani tell us in this episode of “Problem Solved.” ISEs skilled in handling inventory and…
Sit, Stand & Shake: Adjustability and Ergonomics with Mark Benden
Oct 24, 2019 • 46 min
The fabled 20-8-2 rule for office workers (sit 20 minutes, stand 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes) has real-world validity, according to Mark Benden, director of Texas A&M’s Ergonomics Center, in this latest episode of “Problem Solved.” But keeping your…
PE Licensures: Facts and Myths with Caitlin Kenney and Amy Greer
Oct 10, 2019 • 39 min
Caitlin Kenney and Amy Greer are professional engineers who volunteer with NCEES to promote licensure for industrial and systems engineering. In this episode of #ProblemSolved, this PE duo talks to IISE’s David Brandt about the career advantages and…
The Road From Student to Professional with Carl Kirpes
Sep 28, 2019 • 40 min
Everyone walks a different career path, but the road is full of opportunities that are yours for the taking. It’s just a matter of taking one step at a time. That’s the initial advice from Carl Kirpes, who works in Crude Oil Strategy & Analysis for…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Manuel Flores
Sep 25, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Chelsea Tomek
Sep 25, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Michele Hopkins
Sep 24, 2019 • 2 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Madhura Sridhar
Sep 24, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Bob Myers
Sep 23, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Amanda Beach
Sep 23, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
ELSS 2019 - 3 Questions with Paul Odomirok
Sep 23, 2019 • 1 min
“Problem Solved” is live at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. We’re talking to attendees, speakers and other participants about their conference experience using three simple questions:…
Institutional knowledge at NASA with Breanne Alzate
Sep 12, 2019 • 23 min
The September issue of ISE magazine includes a Case Study article by Breanne Alzate, an engineer whose firm is the lead contractor with NASA’s Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center. In this episode of “Problem Solved,” Alzate talks to…
Disaster Response and Sustainability with Liz McCartney
Aug 15, 2019 • 42 min
After Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, Washington, D.C., teacher Liz McCartney and lawyer Zack Rosenberg wanted to help. Their efforts took them to New Orleans where they founded the nonprofit St. Bernard’s Project to rebuild homes…
Engineering at Chick-fil-A with David B. Reid, P.E.
Jul 15, 2019 • 41 min
IISE’s Michael Hughes chats with Chick-fil-A Inc.’s manager of production design, David B. Reid, P.E., to learn more about how the popular American fast food company uses industrial engineering to keep the company’s priority on the customer. Reid also…
Diversity In ISE with Sneha Sinha and Carlos Garza
Jun 14, 2019 • 51 min
Sneha Sinha, from Oregon State University, and Carlos Garza, from the University of Texas at Arlington, were two of four students leading a panel session on diversity at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2019 in May. A full room of attendees with…
The Buy-In For Ergonomics with Julia Abate and Monica V. Matlis
May 17, 2019 • 20 min
IISE’s Michael Hughes sits down with the co-chairs of the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020, Julia Abate and Monica V. Matlis. The trio discuss the understated cultural role of ergonomics in our society, the challenges for professional ergonomists and…
Industrial Engineering and Essentialism with Kevin McManus
May 17, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, IISE web editor David Brandt chats with IISE Fellow and ISE magazine columnist Kevin McManus about the discipline of Essentialism and what it has in common with industrial engineering. They also discuss the various ways ISEs apply best…
Interview with IISE President-elect David Poirier
May 17, 2019 • 19 min
In our launch episode, we feature a discussion between IISE CEO Don Greene and David Poirier, IISE’s president-elect and CEO of The Poirier Group. They will discuss several topics including the early learnings that lead David to a career in industrial…