CDA 6530: Performance Models of Computers and Networks

Fall 2014

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

1.  (08/18) Class overview, review of probability (intro, prob-1, written notes)
2.  (08/20) Probability (continue, written notes)
3.  (08/25) Probability continue; Review of random vairable (random, written notes)
4.  (08/27) Random variable continue (written notes); Explaining of Homework 1 (Homework 1 is assigned and due Sept. 7th via WebCourse)
5.  (09/03) Examples of random variable (written notes)
6.  (09/08) Introduction of Matlab (matlab) (written notes)
7.  (09/10) Generating random number and random variables (generate-rv, written notes, matlab code of loadedDice.m);  programming project 1 is assigned and due Sept. 17th
8.  (09/15) Generate r.v. (continue); Continue examples of random variables (written notes)

9.  (09/17) Contiue examples of random variables (written notes)
10. (09/22) 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. 1st midnight (tips on how to present figures
11. (09/24) Explaining solution to project 1 and further explain Project 2 (written notes)
12. (09/29) Continue examples of random variable (written notes, simulink function module)
13. (10/01) Stochastic process: Counting, Bernulli (stochastic, written notes)
14. (10/06) Stochastic process (continue) (written notes)
15. (10/13) Discrete-time simulation (discreteTime-simulation); programming project 3 is assgined and due Oct. 26th midnight (written notes)
16. (10/15)  Stochastic process (continue)
17. (10/20) Explain of project 3 (project3QA); stochastic process (continue) (written notes)
18. (10/22) Hidden-Markov model (HMM-intro)
(written notes)
19. (10/27) Basic queuing theory: M/M/1 queue (queue-1) (written notes)
20. (10/29) Basic queuing theory (continue); explain solution to programming project 3 (written notes)
21. (11/05) M/M/*/* queue (continue)
22. (11/10) Queuing theory examples (queue-examples); basic queuing network (queue-network) (written notes)
23. (11/12) Discrete-event simulation (discreteEvent-simulation, matlab code,written notes)
24. (11/17) Example of discrete-event simulation of three caller problem (DiscreteEventSimulation-example, Matlab code1, Matlab code 2); Programming project 4 is released and due Nov. 30th (written notes)
25. (11/19) Mid-term review (mid-review); Statistical analysis of simulated data (confidence-interval, matlab code); Transform theory (transform) (written notes)
26. (11/24)  Take-home midterm exam
27. (11/26) NS2 tutorial: part 1 (NS2-tutorial, twoNode example code, 2UDP3Nodes)
28. (12/01)  Explanation of Programming project 4; NS2 tutorial: part 2 ( TCP3Source,