Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2013)
Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of INFORMS and was Editor-in-Chief of Naval Research Logistics (2006-2008). He is interested in the design and analysis of computer simulation experiments, particularly issues of statistical efficiency, multivariate output analysis, multivariate input modeling 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. Prof. Nelson 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 McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence.