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Gary Waissi

Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2880
Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2880
Biography: 

Gary Waissi serves currently as professor of technology entrepreneurship and innovation at the Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. His research interests include engineering systems, systems modeling, strategy and internal combustion engines. His past research projects include, among other: Development of a Standardized Strategy Framework for Arizona Aerospace SMEs; The Next Generation Manufacturing Study – Arizona Aerospace Supply Chain; Virtual Mentor for Defense Acquisition Information Requirements. Waissi received his doctorate in civil engineering, with a focus in operations research from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; his Licentiate of Engineering, civil engineering – transportation,  from the Helsinki University of Technology (now the Aalto University), Finland; and his master's degree in civil engineering (Diplom Ingenieur) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany). He has authored numerous refereed publications, research reports, software programs, and one book, and has four internal combustion engine patents (WAISSI ENGINE). His book, "Applied Statistical Modeling (AMS)," an electronic book, is available at www.public.asu.edu/~gwaissi. He has also presented widely at national and international conferences (SAE, INFORMS, DSI, CORS, EURO), and has served on conference organizing committees, as well as consulted globally. Since 2011, Waissi serves as the Honorary Consul of Finland to Arizona and New Mexico. He was honored as Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland by the president of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen on December 6, 2006 and as Professor Emeritus by the University of Michigan in July 2006. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Transportation, Operations Research), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 1985
  • Licentiate of Engineering. Civil Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology (Teknillinen korkeakoulu; now Aalto University), Finland 1989
  • Diplom-Ingenieur. Civil Engineering, Darmstadt University of Technology (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Germany 1975
Research Interests: 

Systems analysis and modeling, statistical modeling, probability theory, operations research, strategic planning and management

Research Activity: 
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 584Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 498Pro-Seminar
TEM 532Advanced Analysis of Systems
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 498Pro-Seminar
OMT 520Strategic Mgmt of Technology
TMC 584Internship
TMC 592Research
TMC 593Applied Project
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 584Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 498Pro-Seminar
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
OMT 549Research Techniques & Apps
TMC 593Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 593Applied Project
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 584Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 498Pro-Seminar
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
OMT 549Research Techniques & Apps
TMC 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 480Senior Project
OMT 520Strategic Mgmt of Technology
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
TMC 584Internship
TMC 590Reading and Conference
TMC 593Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 584Internship
TMC 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 480Senior Project
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
OMT 549Research Techniques & Apps
TMC 592Research
TMC 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 430Enterprise Strategy & Innov
OMT 520Strategic Mgmt of Technology
OMT 549Research Techniques & Apps
TMC 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 480Senior Project
TEM 532Advanced Analysis of Systems
OMT 548Statistical Methods for Rsrch
TMC 584Internship
TMC 592Research
TMC 593Applied Project
OMT 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 430Enterprise Strategy & Innov
OMT 484Internship
OMT 549Research Techniques & Apps
TMC 593Applied Project