CSCI 570 Computer Simulations
by Hui Chen, Ph.D.
Overview
This courses introduces discrete and continuous simulation modeling and applications in computer science. See course syllabus for more information.
Textbook
Leemis, Lawrence M., and Stephen Keith Park. Discreteevent simulation: A first course. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.
Class Schedule and Material

01/18 Introduction
Reading:
 Mona Chalabi, Which Is The Fastest CheckOut Lane At The Grocery Store? , FiveThirtyEight, Oct 16, 2014, retrieved on Jan 11, 2017 (and the references therein, e.g., Schimmel 2013 , Reid and Sanders 2010 , a checkout line video , Maister 2005 , and a blog post on Why Multiple Checkout Lines Are Not All Bad)
 Section 1.1 of the textbook

01/23 SingleServer Queue
Reading:
 Section 1.2 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exericses L21, L22, L23, L24, and L25

01/25 Exploring Applications of Computer Simulations

01/30, 02/01, and 02/06 SingleServer Queue (Continued)
Reading:
 Section 1.2 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exericses L21, L22, L23, L24, and L25

02/08 and 02/13 Simple Inventory System
Reading:
 Section 1.3 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exericses L31, L32, L33, and L34

02/15, 02/20, and 02/22 Single Service Node and Simple Invenstory System Revisited
Reading:
 Section 3.1 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L41, L42, L43, L44, and L45

02/27 Application of Simple Simulation Models
Assignment:

03/01  03/06 MultipleStream Random Number Generators
Reading:
 Sections 2.1  2.2 of the textbook
 Section 3.2 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L61, L62, L63, and L64
Project:
 Project update and discussion

03/08 Midterm Exam

03/12  03/19 Spring Break; No Classes

03/20  03/22 MultipleStream Random Number Generators (Continued)
Reading:
 Sections 2.1  2.2 of the textbook
 Section 3.2 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L61, L62, L63, and L64
Project:
 Project update and discussion

03/27 Three Simulation Examples: Part I
Reading:
 Section 3.3 in the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L71, L72, and L73

03/29 Project 1: A Group Discussion

04/03 Three Simulation Examples: Part II
Reading:
 Section 3.3 in the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L71, L72, and L73

04/05 Three Simulation Examples: Part III

04/10  04/12 Next Event Simulation
Reading:
 Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 in the textbook
 James O. Henriksen. 1983. Event list management  a tutorial . In Proceedings of the 15th conference on Winter Simulation  Volume 2 (WSC '83), Stephen Roberts, Jerry Banks, and Bruce Schmeiser (Eds.), Vol. 2. IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 543551.
Assignment:
 Exercises L101, L102, and L103

04/12 Project Update
Project Update:
 Project 2 proposal due (written report and oral presentation)

04/17  04/24 Monte Carlo Simulation
Reading:
 Sections 2.3, 2.4, and 8.2
Assignment:
 Exercise L131, L132, L133, and L134

04/24 Project Update
Project Update:
 Project 2 progress report due (oral presentation)

04/26 Final Exam Review and Final Project
Note:
 Review for final exam; working on final project.

05/01 Final Project Presentation
Project Update:
 Project 2 final report and presentation due ( final report and oral presentation)

05/03  05/08 Final Examination Week
CSCI570 Final Exam:
 5:00  7:00PM, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (See the University Final Exam Schedule)