Marvin K. Nakayama
Marvin received a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in operations research from Stanford University, and a B.A. in mathematics-computer science from U.C. San Diego. Marvin’s research focuses on devising mathematical and computational methods for analyzing uncertainty and risk. His research areas include simulation and modeling, risk analysis, probabilistic safety assessments of nuclear power plants, fault-tolerant systems, applied probability, and statistics. He served as the simulation area editor for the INFORMS Journal on Computing from 2007-2016, and is an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation.
- Ph.D. in Operations Research, Stanford University, 1991.
- M.S. in Operations Research, Stanford University, 1988.
- B.A. in Mathematics-Computer Science, UC San Diego, 1986.
Honors and Awards
- Best Theoretical Paper, 2014 Winter Simulation Conference.
- NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award, Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction, 2013-2014.
- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 1996-2000.
- Second Prize in the 1992 George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition (Organized by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences "to honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student").
- CS 341: Foundations of Computer Science II.
- CS 661: Systems Simulation (username and password are given in the syllabus). Click here for information about the course.
- Simulation modeling and analysis
- Fault-tolerant systems
- Risk analysis
- Energy modeling
- Probabilistic safety assessments of nuclear power plants
- Computer performance analysis
- Applied probability