Gary Weckman

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University industrial and systems engineering professor named fellow

An industrial and systems engineering faculty member at Ohio University's Fritz H. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been named as a fellow with the International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA).

According to IARIA, Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Gary Weckman was selected for outstanding research practices endorsed by international peers, important contribution to IARIA events and leadership in IARIA functions. As a fellow, Weckman stands as an example of scientific integrity and one of sustained support for the organization.

"It is an honor to be recognized internationally for my research," said Weckman. "IARIA has a mix of both academic and industrial researchers, which exposes me to a broad range of applied research."

One of 10 fellows in the Russ College, Weckman joined the college in 2002 after teaching at Texas A&M University at Kingsville for six years. His area of research interest is in artificial neural networks, applications for which include the areas of telecommunication network reliability, industrial process scheduling and ecological relationships.

"I was pleased to hear that Dr. Weckman's distinguished record of scientific or engineering contributions and leadership was recognized by being selected by the IARIA to join their rank of fellows," said Robert Judd, chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

IARIA is a non-profit, non-government organization, which attempts to join together the work of young professionals and experts alike to promote scientific and industrial interaction between members of existing associations, and to span the gap between scientific, academic and industrial cultures.