Jerry Banks, Professor Emeritus in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), passed away on September 25, 2012, surrounded by his family. Banks will be fondly remembered for his passion for knowledge and his ability to enrich the lives of tens of thousands of people from all over the world.
Banks came to ISyE as an assistant professor in 1965 and retired as professor in 1999. He then worked for two years as Senior Simulation Technology Advisor for Brooks Automation, Planning and Logistics Solutions AutoMod Product Team. Following that, he served as a professor at Technológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech). He was the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of thirteen books, one set of proceedings, several chapters in texts, and numerous technical and other papers.
Banks is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nancy Silver Banks, along with his four children and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to either the Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund, or to the Evelyn Pennington Industrial Endowment Fund by sending donations made payable to the "Georgia Tech Foundation," and mailed to the ISyE Development Office at 755 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332.