Gabriel Wainer (SMIEEE, SMSCS) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received the M.C.S. (1993) and Ph.D. degrees (1998, with highest honors) in Computer Science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and IUSPIM (now Polytech de Marseille), Université Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III (France).
In July 2000, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada), where he is now a Full Professor. Previously he was Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and he was a visiting scholar in various places, including the Arizona Center of Integrated Modelling and Simulation (ACIMS, University of Arizona), Laboratory of Systems Sciences of Marseille (LSIS-CNRS), University of Nice, Polytech de Marseille, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France). The Advanced Real-Time Simulation lab is now an Associate Team of INRIA
Prof. Wainer is Vice-President Conferences was Vice-President Publications, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the The Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS) (1998-2000: International Section; 2004-2006: M&S Methodologies Council). He is a Certified Professional on Modeling and Simulation, and one of the Charter Members of the MSPCC (Modelling and Simulation Professional Certification Commision). He was a chair of the DEVS standardization study group (SISO).
He is Special Issues Editor of the Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS), member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering, Wireless Networks (Elsevier), Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (SAGE), and the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (Inderscience).
He has served as paper reviewer, session chair, and conference organizer in different organizations.
Prof. Wainer's is author of a book on Real-Time systems, three other on Discrete-Event Simulation and over 270 articles in different venues. He has collaborated in the organization of over 120 conferences in the area (including the co-founding of the Symposium of Theory of Modeling and Simulation - TMS/DEVS, SIMUTools and the start of SimAUD). His research interests are focused in the areas of Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation, parallel and distributed simulation, and Real-Time systems (with special focus in operating systems and scheduling).
He is the chair of Carleton University’s Research Centre in Technology Innovation; the head of the Advanced Real-Time Simulation lab, located at Carleton University's Centre for advanced Simulation and Visualization (V-Sim). He is a member of the Real-Time and Distributed Systems lab at Carleton University.
He has been the recipient of various awards, including the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award, a Leadership award by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, various Best Paper awards. He has been awarded Carleton University's Research Achievement Award (2005-2006), the First Bernard P. Zeigler DEVS Modeling and Simulation Award (2010), the SCS Outstanding Professional Award (2011) and Carleton University’s Mentorship Award (2013).