Gary Witus

Gary Witus


Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering




Gary Witus

Academic Programs

  • Entrepreneurship


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



Gary 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.

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.