Gary Witus

Gary Witus

Associate Professor of Research, Industrial and Systems Engineering Associate Director for Student Programs, Anderson Institute

Room 2043
(313) 577-3821 (ISE); (313) 577-3920 (Anderson Inst)

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Gary Witus


Dr. Witus has over 35 years of experience in applied Systems Engineering and Operations Research, primarily in Department of Defense applications. He was formerly the Chief Engineer for Systems Analysis at General Dynamics Land Systems, and led systems analysis in support of the M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams tank programs, among others. He was founder and Chief Scientist at Turning Associates, mobile robot technology development firm, from 1996 to 2006.

Since joining Wayne State University, he has led the College of Engineering's participation in the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) - a consoritum of Universities led by Stevens Institute of Technology. The SERC is a DoD-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center. His research areas in the SERC include Modular Open System Architecture planning, Model-Based Systems Engineering, and Tradespace and Affordability modeling.

Dr. Witus is the Associate Director of the Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute in the College of Engineering, where he provides mentoring and coaching, to student and faculty, and assists in opportunity identification and team formation. 


BS, Mathematics (Honors), 1975, University of Michigan
MS, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 1978, University of Michigan
PhD, Industrial and Manufacuring Engineering, 2002, Wayne State Univeristy

Courses Taught

 IE 4355 Product Engineering, SYE/ME 5470 Creative Problem Solving in Engineering and Manufacturing, EGR 5655 Innovation and Entrepreneurship I, EGR 5656 Innovation and Entrepreneurship II, EGR 5657 Entrepreneurship Lab


Winter 2018 Office Hours:  Tues & Thurs, 12:30-2:30, 2043 ISE