CDA 6530: Performance Models of Computers and Networks

Fall 2015

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

1.  (08/24) Class overview, review of probability (intro, Probability, written notes)
2.  (08/26) Probability: continue (written notes)
3.  (08/31) Probability: continue; Review of random variables (random, written notes)
4.  (09/02) Random variable: continue (written notes); Homwork 1 is released and due Sept. 13th midnight
5.  (09/09) Random vairable (continue) (written notes)
6.  (09/14) Explanation of Homework 1 solution; Random variable examples (written notes)
7.  (09/16) Introduction of Matlab (matlab);
8.  (09/21) Generating random number and random variables (generate-rv, written notes, matlab code of loadedDice.m); programming assignment 1 is assigned and due Sept. 30th midnight
9.  (09/23) Continue examples of random variables (written notes)
10. (09/28)  Continue example of random variables; Matlab Simulink for numerical solutions of differential equations (written notes; simple worm model simulink example, RC circut example)
11. (09/30)  Stochastic process: Counting, Bernulli (stochastic, written notes); How to present simulation figures (pdf); Programming assignment 2 is assigned and due Oct. 11th midnight
12. (10/05)  Stochastic process: continue (written notes)
13. (10/07)  Stochastic process: continue
14. (10/12)  Discrete-time simulation (discreteTime-simulation); programming project 3 is assgined and due Oct. 25th midnight
15. (10/19)  Explain solution to programming assignment 1; Q&A for programming project 3 (project3QA) (written notes)
16. (10/21)  Stochastic process: continue; Hidden-Markov model (HMM-intro, writte notes)
17. (10/26)  Hidden-Markov model: continue; Discrete-Event Simulation (DiscreteEventSimulation, Matlab code, writte notes)
18. (10/28)  Discrete-Event simulation: continue; DES example (DiscreteEventSimulation-example,written notes)
19. (11/02)  Discrete-Event simulation example: continue (Matlab code1, Matlab code 2, written notes)
20. (11/04)  Explaining of programming project 4, which is due Nov. 15th midnight via WebCourse;  Basic queuing theory: M/M/1 queue (queue-1, written notes
21. (11/09)  Basic queuing theory: continue (written notes)
22. (11/16)  Basic queuing theory: M/M/*/* queuing (written notes)
23. (11/18)  Queuing theory examples (queue-examples) (written notes)
24. (11/23)  Explanation of solution to programming assignment 4; Basic queuing network (queue-network) (written notes)
25. (11/25)  Statistical analysis of simulated data (confidence-interval, matlab code) (written notes); Programming assignment 5 is released and due Dec. 10th midnight
26. (11/30)  Take-home mid-term exam
27. (12/02)  Transform theory (transform); Explain solution to mid-term exam; explain project 5
28. (12/07)  No class (have a great winter break!)