Honorary Consul
US DEPT. OF STATE: 2011

SPOUSE: Hannele Waissi

The Honorable Gary R. Waissi, Ph.D.
Consulate of the Republic of Finland
42439 N Deer Trail Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Tel. 480.287.3766
finlandconsul.arizonanewmexico@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.public.asu.edu/~gwaissi

JURISDICTION: ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO

ABOUT CONSUL WAISSI

Dr. Waissi's research and teaching covers probability, statistics, operations research and systems engineering. His research has focused on probability distribution theory, linear programming- and network optimization algorithms, as well as systems analysis and modeling. He has 18 refereed publications, 12 research reports and software programs, one book, and one patent. His first book, Applied Statistical Modeling (AMS) is an electronic book available at www.public.asu.edu/~gwaissi. This book is widely used by students and practitioners around the world. A second book, Introduction to Operations Research (co-authored with Adenso Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain) is forthcoming as an e-book in 2010.

Waissi has given 25 presentations at national- and international conferences (INFORMS, SAE, CORS, EURO, DSI), and has served on numerous conference organizing committees globally. Waissi's teaching experience expands for 30 years as a faculty- or adjunct faculty at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and currently at Arizona State University. He has taught regular academic courses in systems engineering, probability- and statistics, operations research/management science at both undergraduate- and graduate levels, as well as, strategic management and information systems at the undergraduate level. He has also taught several executive education seminars.

He is currently Professor of Technology Management at the College of innovation and Technology at Arizona State University. From 2008-2009 he served as Associate Vice President of Global Academic Programming at OVPGE, Arizona State University, from 2006-2008 as Dean and Professor of the School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University, and from 1998 to 2005 (2006) as Dean and Professor of the School of Management, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Waissi received his master degree in civil engineering-transportation (Diplom Ingenieur) from the University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany; his Licentiate of Engineering degree from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland; and his Ph.D. from the College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is the receipt of various awards including Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, December 6, 2006; Professor of Emeritus of Operations Research, University of Michigan, July 2006.