Apr 20, 2021  
Graduate Record 2013-2014 
Graduate Record 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SYS 6009 - The Art and Science of Systems Modeling

Focuses on learning and practicing the art and science of systems modeling through diverse case studies. Topics span the modeling of discrete and continuous, static and dynamic, linear and non-linear, and deterministic and probabilistic systems. Two major dimensions of systems modeling are discussed and their efficacy is demonstrated: the building blocks of mathematical models and the centrality of the state variables in systems modeling, including: state variables, decision variables, random variables, exogenous variables, inputs and outputs, objective functions, and constraints; and effective tools in systems modeling, including multiobjective models, influence diagrams, event trees, systems identification and parameter estimation, hierarchical holographic modeling, and dynamic programming.

Credits: 3