Overview

This courses provides an introduction to computational and mathematical techniques for modeling, simulation, and analyzing the performance of various systems by using simulation. The focus of this course is given to discrete-event simulation model, which is both stochastic and dynamic. In addition, this course also provides an introduction to Monte Carlo simulation model, which is stochastic but static. The topics to be covered include random-number generation, simple statistics, discrete random variable, continuous random variable, discrete-event simulation, next-event simulation, output analysis, and input modeling.

Syllabus

Download: [CSCI570 Syllabus]

Class Schedule

Lecture Schedule and Notes
L# Date Topic and Lecture Notes Reading Assignment
L1 01/13
L2 01/15
  • Sections 1.2.1 - 1.2.4
In-Class Exericses L1-1, L1-2, L1-3, L1-4, and L1-5
01/20
01/22
L3 01/27
  • Sections 1.3 in the textbook
In-Class Exericses L3-1, L3-2, L3-3, and and L3-4
01/29
02/03
02/05
L4 02/10
  • Sections 3.1 in the textbook
In-Class Exericses L4-1, L4-2, L4-3, L4-4, and L4-5
02/12
02/17
02/19
02/23 - 02/28 Spring Break (No Class)
03/03 Midterm Exam
03/05 Inclement weather. University closeInclement weather. University closed.
L5 03/10
  • Sections 3.2 in the textbook
In-Class Exericses L6-1, L6-2, L6-3, and L6-4
03/12
03/17
03/19
L6 03/24
  • Sections 3.3 in the textbook
In-Class Exericses L7-1, L7-2, and L7-3
03/26
03/31
04/02
L10 04/07
  • 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, 543-551.
In-Class Exericses L10-1, L10-2, and L10-3
04/09
04/14
04/20 University Final Examination Schedule
Final Examination 6:00 - 8:00, Monday, April 20, 2015
(The exam will be posted in Blackboard. It is a take-home exam, and due 8PM 04/20/2015. You will be on your own during the exam time.)