UWO, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences,
Stat. 760a: Networks and Queues
Instructor: Zinovi Krougly, WSC 205, (519) 661-2111 ext. 86985,
Course Schedule: Tu 4:00 - 5:30p.m., WSC 248, Th 4:00 - 5:30p.m., WSC 156
Office Hours: Tu Th 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
TEXT: G. Bolch, S. Greiner, H. DeMeer and K. Trivedi, Queuing Networks and Markov Chains: Modeling and Performance Evaluation with Computer Science Applications, John Wiley and Sons, 1998. A copy of the textbook is being purchased by the Taylor library and will be held on a 2-hours reserve basis.
This course focuses on exact and approximation techniques for the performance evaluation of computer, communication and manufacturing systems, Web-based Internet and Local Area Networks. I will provide computer modeling examples, statistical evaluation of analytical and simulation results.
Course Outline by Topical Areas:
2. Queuing network models: preliminary exact results
3. Product-form networks
4. Approximation algorithms for product-form and non-product-form networks
5. Implementation iterations and other numerical techniques
6. Statistical evaluation of analytical and simulation results.
Midterm Exam (30%), two Assignments (10% each) and either a Final Exam (50%) or a Project (50%), to be determined after consultation with students registered in the course.