I am also very interested in developing studio courses in which students are actively engaged in the learning process. Much of my current efforts have focused on developing materials for the Studio Calculus course at Rensselaer.
In addition, Ecker has focused on optimization problems involving several objective functions that are to be optimized. These multiple objective problems have important applications in management science decision making contexts.
"Optimizing a linear function over an efficient set", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications Vol. 83, No. 4, 1994 (with J.H. Song).
"Robot Trajectory Planning by Nonlinear Programming", SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp 1401-1412 (with M. Kupferschmid and S.P. Marin), 1994.
Studio Calculus, Harper Collins College Publishers, New York, NY, 1996.
Phi Beta Kappa, 1964
Nato Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, 1975-76
Fulbright-Hayes Research Award, 1975-76
Rensselaer Trustees Outstanding Teacher Award, 1994
Boeing Outstanding Educator Award, 1995