CDA 6530: Performance Models of Computers and Networks

Fall 2013

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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)
(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 exampleRC 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