David M. Nicol

David M. Nicol

David M. Nicol is Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as the Director of the Information Trust Institute.

Previously he held faculty positions at the College of William and Mary, and Dartmouth College. His research interests include high performance computing, simulation modeling and analysis, and security. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the ACM for his contributions in these areas. He is co-author of the widely used textbook "Discrete-Event Systems Simulation", and was the inaugural awardee of the ACM Special Interest Group on Simulation's Distinguished Contributions Award, for his contributions in research, teaching, and service in the field of simulation.