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Barry L. Nelson

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Areas of Focus

  • Probability and statistics
  • Computer simulation and computer models
  • Queueing theory
  • Uncertainty (risk) quantification


  • Develops computer simulation of systems (including manufacturing, service, financial, transportation and healthcare systems) in which risk has to be managed and quantified
  • Creates statistical tools for the estimation of risk and error from real-world or simulated data