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Simon J E Taylor is a Reader and leads the Modelling & Simulation Group in the Department of Computer Science. He is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Simulation and founded and chairs the COTS Simulation Package Interoperability Standards Group under the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). He chaired ACM SIGSIM between 2005-2008 and is a member of the ACM SIGSIM Steering Committee. He is the series editor of the OR Essential Series published by Palgrave-Macmillan. He co-founded the UK ORS Simulation Workshop Series and is a member of the Steering Committee. According to Microsoft Academic, Dr Taylor is a top 100 scientist in Computer Science/Simulation (top 5 UK). His work has led to major cost savings in industry. He reviews regularly for international conferences and journals. He is the Modeling Methodology Track Chair of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference and Chair of the 2015 ACM Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation. Recently he was keynote at the 2014 SCS SpringSim conference and the 2014 UK ORS Conference.


Within the Modelling and Simulation Group I support the Modelling & Simulation Lab – a cutting edge research and development facility that is the cornerstone in simulation infrastructure development with UK and European industry as well as supporting exciting student projects (including, for example, the Simulation Exploration Experience with NASA and Hillingdon Hospital with the Cumberland Initative).

Newest selected publications

Jahangirian, M., Borsci, S., Shah, SGS. and Taylor, SJE. (2015) 'Causal factors of low stakeholder engagement: a survey of expert opinions in the context of healthcare simulation projects'. SIMULATION, 91 (6). pp. 511 - 526. ISSN: 0037-5497

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Spyridonis, F., Taylor, SJE., Abbott, P., Barbera, R., Nungu, A., Gustafsson, LL., et al. (2015) 'A study on the state-of-the-art of e-infrastructures uptake in Africa'. Palgrave Communications, 1 (1).

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Taylor, SJE., Khan, A., Morse, KL., Tolk, A., Yilmaz, L., Zander, J. and et al. (2015) 'Grand challenges for modeling and simulation: Simulation everywhere—from cyberinfrastructure to clouds to citizens'. SIMULATION, 91 (7). pp. 648 - 665. ISSN: 0037-5497

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Jahangirian, M., Taylor, SJE., Eatock, J., Stergioulas, L. and Taylor, PM. (2015) 'Causal study of low stakeholder engagement in healthcare simulation projects'. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66 (3). pp. 369 - 379. ISSN: 0160-5682

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Lord, J., Willis, S., Eatock, J., Tappenden, P., Trapero-Bertran, M., Miners, A., et al. (2013) 'Economic modelling of diagnostic and treatment pathways in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guidelines: The Modelling Algorithm Pathways in Guidelines (MAPGuide) project'. Health Technology Assessment, 17 (58). pp. 1 - 150. ISSN: 1366-5278 Open Access Link

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