Dr. Averill M. Law, President of Averill M. Law & Associates, is one of the world’s foremost experts on simulation modeling. He has been a simulation consultant to numerous organizations including Accenture, Boeing, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, Kimberly-Clark, M&M/Mars, Navy Modeling and Simulation Office, Oak Ridge National Lab, 3M, Xerox, as well as the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Post Office.
Dr. Law has presented more than 470 simulation short courses in 18 countries. He has written or coauthored numerous papers and books on simulation, operations research, statistics, manufacturing, and communications networks, including the definitive book Simulation Modeling and Analysis that has more than 122,000 copies in print. He developed the ExpertFit distribution-fitting software, and he also developed several videotapes on simulation modeling. He wrote a regular column on simulation for Industrial Engineering magazine.
Dr. Law has been a tenured faculty member at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona. He has a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley.