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

01/11 Introduction
Reading:
 Mona Chalabi, Which Is The Fastest CheckOut Lane At The Grocery Store? , FiveThirtyEight, Oct 16, 2014, retrieved on Jan 11, 2016 (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

01/13  01/27 Single Server Queue
Reading:
 Section 1.2 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exericses L11, L12, L13, L14, and L15

01/29  02/03 Simple Inventory System
Reading:
 Section 1.3 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exericses L31, L32, L33, and L34
Project:
 Deadline for Project Topic Selection
 Project Proposal Guideline

02/08  02/17 Single Service Node and Simple Invenstory System Revisited
Reading:
 Section 3.1 of the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L41, L42, L43, L44, and L45

02/22  02/29 MultipleStream Random Number Generators
Reading:
 Sections 2.1  2.2 of the textbook
 Section 3.2 of the textbook
 Random Number Generation
Assignment:
 Exercises L61, L62, L63, and L64
Project:
 Paper summary report, project proposal report, and project proposal defense slides are due for all students.
 Paper Project Proposal Presentation (3 students)

03/02 Midterm Exam

03/07  03/11 Spring Break; No Classes

03/14  03/21 Three Simulation Examples
Reading:
 Section 3.3 in the textbook
Assignment:
 Exercises L71, L72, and L73

03/23  03/30 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

04/04  04/14 Monte Carlo Simulation
Reading:
 Sections 2.3, 2.4, and 8.2
Assignment:
 Exercise L131, L132, and L133

04/18  04/29 Projects and Additional Topics
Reading:
 Sections 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.3, 8.4, and 8.5
Project:
 Project Presentation

05/03  05/06 Final Examination Week
CSCI570 Final Exam:
 6:00  8:00PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, HM 210S