Marvin Nakayama

Nakayama, Marvin K.
Professor, Computer Science
4312 GITC
About Me

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.

​Honors and Awards
  • 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.
Research Interests
  • Simulation modeling and analysis
  • Fault-tolerant systems
  • Risk analysis
  • Energy modeling
  • Probabilistic safety assessments of nuclear power plants
  • Computer performance analysis
  • Applied probability
  • Statistics