This interview took place during the Winter Simulation Conference in Savannah, Georgia. (72:55)
Interviewer: Robert G. Sargent, Ph.D.
Interview place: Savannah, Georgia
Interview date: December 10, 2014
Pegden led the development of the SLAM simulation language, the SIMAN language, the Cinema animation system, the Arena simulation system, and the Simio Simulation Software System. He co-authored Introduction to Simulation and SLAM (1979) with Alan Pritsker. He authored Introduction to SIMAN (1983), and co-authored Introduction to Simulation Using SIMAN (1990) with Robert Shannon and Randy Sadowski. Pegden has produced research publications in simulation and other fields. He served as Program Chair for the 1984 Winter Simulation Conference. Pegden has been honored with many awards, including The Lanchester Prize, Honorable Mention (1979) with Alan Pritsker; the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award (1980); the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Outstanding Professional Contribution Award (1980); the Outstanding Industrial Engineering Award from Purdue University (2002); and the Winter Simulation Conference Directors’ Award (2003).