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

**Fall 2013**

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

1. (08/20) Class overview, review of probability (intro, prob-1, written notes)

2. (08/22) Probability (continue, written notes)

3. (08/27) Review of random variable (random, written notes)

4. (08/29) Examples of random variable ( written notes, Homework 1 is assigned and due Sept. 9th midnight)

5. (09/03) Continue example of random variable (written notes)

6. (09/05) Continue example of random variable (written notes)

7. (09/10) Basic Matlab introduction; (matlab) a good Matlab programming tips document;

8. (09/12) Generating random number and random variables (generate-rv) programming project 1 is assigned and due Sept. 22nd (written notes)

9. (09/17) Generate R.V. (continue, example Matlab code on generating discrete R.V. ); Continue examples of random variables (written notes)

10. (09/19) Contiue examples of random variables (written notes)

11. (09/24) Matlab Simulink for numerical solutions of differential equations (simple worm model simulink example, RC circut example, written notes); Programming project 2 is assigned and due Oct. 3rd midnight (tips on how to present figures)

12. (09/26) Stochastic process: Counting, Bernulli, Poisson process (stochastic, written notes)

13. (10/01) Stochastic process (continue); explain project 1 solution (written notes)

14. (10/03) Stochastic process (continue) (written notes)

15. (10/08) Hidden-Markov model (HMM-intro); How to draw academic figures (pdf) (written notes)

16. (10/10) Basic queuing theory: M/M/1 queue (queue-1) (written notes)

17. (10/15) M/M/*/* queue (continue)(written notes)

18. (10/17) queue examples (example); homework 2 is assigned and due Oct. 27th midnight (written notes)

19. (10/22) Basic queuing network (queue-network) (written notes)

20. (10/24) Discrete-time simulation (discreteTime-simulation, matlab code, written notes); programming project 3 is assgined and due Nov. 11th (Q&A)

21. (10/29) Explain solution to homework 2; mid-term exam review (midterm-review); discrete-event simulation (discreteEvent-simulation, matlab code,written notes)

22. (10/31) Take-home Mid-term exam (no lecture this day)

23. (11/05) Example of discrete-event simulation of three caller problem in homework 2 based on Markov Model (DiscreteEventSimulation-example, Matlab code1, Matlab code 2) (written notes)

24. (11/07) Statistical analysis of simulated data (confidence-interval, Matlab code) (written notes)

25. (11/12) Transform theory (transform); NS2 tutorial: part 1 (NS2-tutorial, twoNode example code) (written notes) Project 4 is released and due Nov. 26th

26. (11/14) NS2 tutorial (continue) (2UDP3Nodes, TCP3Source example codes); explaining of programming project 4

27. (11/19) NS2 tutorial (continue) (ringLinkfailure example codes)

28. (11/21) NS2 tutorial (continue) (simple_wireless code); project 5 is assigned and due Dec. 3rd

29. (11/26) No lecture