Professor
Howard Blum (212) 3461871 hblum@pace.edu http://csis.pace.edu/~blum 
Fall 2013 (NYC)
Wed. 6:109:00
CRN 72183 163 William St., Rm 1410 
CS 607 Simulation and Computer Network Analysis 
DESCRIPTION: 
An introduction to
the basic probability models, queuing theory, and
simulation techniques used in the performance analysis and capacity
planning of
computer networks and Internet systems. Topics include event
probability, standard discrete and continuous probability
distributions, the Poisson process, random number generation,
discreteevent system modeling and simulation techniques, statistical
estimation, and basic queuing models.
The topics are illustrated with applications to current Internetrelated systems. 
OUTLINE: 

TEXTS: 
Blum, H., Lecture Notes on Probability,
Modeling, and DiscreteEvent Simulation, 2013.
(distributed in class)
(recommended, copy in library, will omit calculusbased derivations) 
REFERENCES (Optional): 
(library reserve QA273.A46). Ross, Sheldon M, A First Course in Probability, 3rd ed., Macmillan, 1988 (library reserve QA273.R83 1988). Mitrani, I., Modelling Computer and Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1987 (library reserve QA76.9.C65 M56). 
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