Click for video of Nelson teaching queueing Barry L. Nelson
Walter P. Murphy Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Room M326
Evanston, IL 60208-3119
nelsonb@northwestern.edu
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Lancaster University Management School



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  1. Education
  2. Research and Teaching Interests
  3. Projects
  4. Important Links
  5. Publications, Working Papers and Books
  6. Software
  7. Courses
  8. Video of Nelson teaching queueing
  9. Video of Nelson's Omega Rho Lecture at INFORMS 2011
  10. Detailed Vitae (pdf)
  11. Family Pictures


Education


Research and Teaching Interests

Professor 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), uncertainty quantification (due to estimating simulation input models), multivariate input modeling (such as modeling and generation of nonstationary arrival 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 systems. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and IIE.

Professor Nelson teaches courses on stochastic modeling and computer simulation. He was named McCormick teacher of the year in 1998 and 2007, was elected to the 2002, 2003 and 2007 ASG Faculty Honor Rolls, received the 2003 Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, was given the 2004 IIE Operations Research Division Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research, and was a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence.


Projects


Important Links


Publications and Books

Ranking & Selection, Multiple Comparisons
Variance Reduction
Input Modeling
Optimization via Simulation
Output Analysis
Queueing
Other Topics
Working Papers
Books


Software

Click here to download Stochastic Kriging software (Matlab) for simulation metamodeling.

Click here to download Industrial Strength Compass software for optimization via simulation.

Click here to download ARTAFACTS and ARTAGEN software for time series input modeling.

Click here to download VARTA software for multivariate time series input modeling.

Click here to download Maple procedures to analyze Ph(t)/Ph(t)/Infinity queues.


Example Course Syllabi
(current syllabi on NU's Blackboard System)

Short Courses

Prof. Nelson teaches short courses on the following topics:
last update 8/18/2014