May 25, 2019  
Graduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SYS 634 - Discrete-Event Stochastic Simulation


A first graduate course covering the theory and practice of discrete-event stochastic simulation.  Coverage includes Monte Carlo methods and spreadsheet applications, generating random numbers and variates, specifying input probability distributions, discrete-event simulation logic and computational issues, review of basic queueing theory, analysis of correlated output sequences, model verification and validation, experiment design and comparison of simulated systems, and simulation optimization. Emphasis includes state-of-the-art simulation programming languages with animation on personal computers.  Applications address operations in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, communication, computer, health care, and service systems.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: SYS 605 or equivalent background in probability, statistics, and stochastic processes.

Credits: 3