Brunel University London (United Kingdom)
Simon is the leader of the Modelling & Simulation Group and a Reader in the Department of Computer Science and the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University London. He has worked in modelling & simulation and high performance computing for over 20 years and has applied the outcomes of this research through collaborations of academic and industrial stakeholders both nationally and internationally that have led to over Â£1 million in productivity increases in the UK alone and have enabled a new generation of decision support systems and techniques in manufacturing, energy and defence industries. He has also led African open science projects (Sci-GaIA.eu), product development for Cloud Computing for Industry (CloudSME.eu), and healthcare projects that use modelling & simulation techniques to investigate healthcare intervention strategies and effective clinical pathways. In addition to leading standards development and co-founding the Journal of Simulation, he is the Editor of the OR Essential Book Series (ORS/Palgrave Macmillan) and a steering committee member of the OR Society's Specialist Interest Group on Simulation and ACM SIGSIM. His ORCID ID is 0000-0001-8252-0189.