**CDA 6530: Performance
Models of Computers and Networks**

**Fall 2012**

The "written notes" are what the instructor writes on tablet PC whiteboard in each class.

1. (08/21) Class overview, review of probability (intro, prob-1, written notes)

2. (08/23) probability (continue, written notes)

3. (08/28) Review of random variable (random, written notes)

4. (08/30) Examples of random variable (written notes, homework 1 is due Sept. 9th midnight via webcourse)

5. (09/04) Continue example of random variable (written notes)

6. (09/06) Continue example of random variable (written notes)

7. (09/11) Stochastic process: Counting, Bernulli, Poisson process (stochastic, written notes)

8. (09/13) Basic Matlab introduction; (matlab) a good Matlab programming tips document

9. (09/18) Generating random number and random variables (generate-rv) programming project 1 is assigned and due Sept. 27th (written notes)

10. (09/20) Stochastic process: continue

11. (09/25) Stochastic process: Markov chain, Markov process (written notes)

12. (09/27) Matlab Simulink for numerical solutions of differential equations (simple worm model simulink example); Programming project 2 is assigned and due Oct. 7th midnight (written notes; tips on how to present figures)

13. (10/02) Stochastic process: continue; Hidden-Markov model (HMM-intro, written notes)

No class on 10/04 (campus closed at noon due to football game)

14. (10/09) HMM (continue); how to draw figures for academic paper (ppt); Basic queuing theory: M/M/1 queue (queue-1) (written notes)

15. (10/11) Basic queuing theory: M/M/1 queue (continue) (written notes)

16. (10/16) Basic queuing theory: M/M/*/* queue; Examples of stochastic process and M/M/1 queue (examples) (written notes)

17. (10/18) Examples (continues); Basic queuing network (queue-network); homework 2 is assigned and due Oct. 27th midnight) (written notes)

18. (10/23) Basic queuing network (continue); Using Simulation for Statistical Analysis and Verification (statistic-matlab, matlab code) (written notes)

19. (10/25) Transform theory (transform) (written notes) Midter-reveiw

20. (10/30) Take-home Mid-term exam (no lecture this day)

21. (11/06) Discrete-time and discrete-event simulation (DiscreteEventSimulation) (written notes)

22. (11/08) Discrete-event simulation; explanation of programming project 2 (Due Nov. 18th)

23. (11/13) Example of discrete-event simulation of three caller problem in homework 2 based on Markov Model (DiscreteEventSimulation-example, simulation Matlab code) (written notes)

24. (11/15) Statistical analysis of simulated data (confidence-interval, Matlab example code); explanation of Project 4 which is due Nov. 27th (written notes)

25. (11/20) NS2 tutorial: part 1 (NS2-tutorial, twoNode example code, 2UDP3Nodes)

26. (11/27) NS2 tutorial: part 2 (2UDP3Nodes, TCP3Source, ringLinkfailure example codes) written notes

27. (11/29) last class (no final exam): project 5 is assigned and due Dec. 10th; explain project 4 solution