From staff reports
Jerry Banks, professor emeritus in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), passed away on Sept. 25, 2012, according to a statement from Georgia Tech. An IIE member for more than 30 years and a fellow of the Institute, he was best known for his research on verification and validation as well as simulation language comparisons.
Banks came to Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in 1965 and retired as a professor in 1999. He then worked for two years as senior simulation technology advisor for Brooks Automation, Planning and Logistics Solutions AutoMod Product Team. He later served as a professor at Technológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech). He was the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 13 books, one set of proceedings, several chapters in texts, and numerous technical and other papers.
For more than 35 years, Jerry served the simulation community in a variety of ways, according to Georgia Tech. Among his many contributions are the following:
Banks will be remembered for his "terrific sense of humor, his exceptional skill as a teacher, and his tremendous dedication to our profession," according to the statement.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nancy Silver Banks, along with his four children and six grandchildren.