Barry L. Nelson is the Charles Deering McCormick Professor and Chair of
the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at
Northwestern University. Nelson is interested in the design and analysis
of computer simulation experiments, particularly issues of statistical
efficiency (such as variance-reduction techniques), multivariate output
analysis (such as multiple-comparison procedures and optimization via
simulation), multivariate input modeling (such as modeling and
generation of time-series input processes) and metamodeling. He also
works on approximation techniques for networks of nonstationary queues.
His application areas include financial engineering, computer
performance modeling, quality control, manufacturing and transportation
Nelson teaches courses on stochastic modeling and computer simulation.
He was named McCormick teacher of the year in 1998 and 2007, received
the 2003 Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award,
and was given the 2004 IIE Operations Research Division Award for
Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research. He is a Fellow of