Live webinars on:

Optimization - Premium Solver Pro/Platform

Simulation and Risk Analysis - Risk Solver Pro/Platform

Forecasting and Data Mining - XLMiner Pro/Platform


Hosted By: Dr. Sima Maleki

Dr. Sima Maleki

My name is Sima Maleki. I have my PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. It is my privilege to work with you and teach these webinars.  Please feel free to email me at with any questions or topic suggestions. Your feedback, which is most welcome, both supports and motivates our efforts to keep enhancing these trainings.



Optimization Webinar

There are many ways to build models and use optimization techniques to solve them. One such option is to use desktop or web-based spreadsheets. Frontline Systems supports this better than anyone else. We developed the Solver for optimization included in every copy of Microsoft Excel -- in fact Help for the Excel Solver is hosted here.

Frontline Solvers for Excel are 100% upward compatible upgrades from the Excel Solver, allowing you to solve much larger problems, much faster. They have been used by more than 8,000 companies to solve practical problems in virtually every industry.

Webinar I – Overview of Optimization Applications in Excel Using Analytic Solver Platform (ASP)

This is an introductory session on how optimization can benefit you in solving your business problems and how easy it is to use our Premium Solver Platform tool to solve them. Various applications in transportation, inventory management, financial services, scheduling staff, and one example of automating optimization using VBA are reviewed.




Simulation and Risk Analysis

Monte Carlo simulation and risk analysis techniques are widely used across many industries and functional areas. That is because, almost every business outcome has some uncertainty. Uncertainty can impact our decisions and actions in desirable, as well as undesirable, ways. 

Using our Risk Solver products you can model risk and quickly quantify the full range of possible outcomes, revealing valuable insights to you.

Webinar I – Overview of Simulation Applications in Excel Using Analytic Solver Platform (ASP)

In this webinar, we explore how risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation can benefit you in solving your business problems in uncertain situations. Together, we review typical applications, use interactive and parametric simulation techniques, and simulation-optimization to optimize decisions under risk, and discuss decision trees.



Forecasting and Data Mining

Almost every action in your business generates data.  Your sales transactions, customer interactions, even clicks on your website. This data can be a valuable strategic asset when used in your decision-making. XLMINER is a powerful tool for you to gain insights from your data via data exploration, visualization, forecasting and data mining in Excel without any need for programming.

Webinar I – Data mining using XLMiner Platform, Advanced Product for Building Predictive Models

In this webinar, we explore how XLMiner Platform can benefit you and how easy it is to use. Together, we review typical applications including, data analysis with visualization, classification tree algorithm for classifying wine samples, using the Boosting ensemble method, Text mining to process and analyze two internet news groups, Autos and Electronics, and Feature Selection. Then we’ll forecast, using Time Series smoothing techniques, the number of passengers for an airline.