Nick is Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Before coming to Mudd, he worked for the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (now the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory), IBM Research, the University of British Columbia, and Princeton University. He received the B.S. in Natural Science from Shimer College in 1965, and the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1967, 1969 and 1974. His research interests include discrete mathematics and probability, and their applications to computation and communication.

Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), a Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and a fellow of the AMS (American Mathematical Society). He is also a member of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) and SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics). He is the author of Theories of Computability, published by Cambridge University Press in 1997.