David Nicol

David Nicol, is Director of the Information Trust Institute, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Carleton College in 1979, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Virginia, the latter in 1985. Before joining UIUC in 2003, he was a faculty member at the College of William and Mary, and Dartmouth College, where he served as department chair, and helped to establish the Institute for Security Technology Studies. Professor Nicol's interests lie in high performance computing, simulation and modeling, and trustworthy computing. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE and also Fellow of the ACM for his research contributions, and was the inaugural recipient of the ACM SigSIM "Distinguished Contributions" Award.