Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Simco was the Technical and Team leader for OS/2 and Workplace OS kernel and file systems for IBM and Senior Research and Development Engineer and Director of Systems Software for the Panda Project. Dr. Simco is the author of various conference presentations and journal articles primarily focusing on the architecture, design, performance, and evaluation of survivable/dependable distributed systems. He is involved in NSU's Florida Lambda Rail project and the Secure and Robust Distributed Systems initiative within Center of Excellence in Information Assurance at NSU. Dr. Simco teaches masters and doctoral courses in operating systems, mobile computing, distributed systems, and networks and data communication. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer and Information Science) from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from NSU.