In 1982 he was named as Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In 1978 he was a University Fellow with the U.S. Air Force's Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) Program, and subsequently worked on many of its projects. He is a past Director of the Computer and Information Systems Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in which he is a Senior Member. He is also a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He received his Ph.D. and Masters Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UCLA. He is a Licensed Engineer in the State of Texas.
A collaboration among educators, engineers, and mathematicians in three universities, this project is creating, implementing, and evaluating a one-year curriculum for teaching a non-calculus, fourth-year high school mathematics course and accompanied assessment instruments. The curriculum will draw on decision-making tools that include but go well beyond linear programming, to enhance student mathematical competence (particularly solving multi-step problems), improve students' attitudes toward mathematics, and promote states' adoption of the curriculum (initially NC and MI).