Lecture Notes          



Topic Date Notes Relevant Reading
Syllabus & Operational Details
Intro. to CSPE
Background Survey

1/20 (W)
Lecture 1 A case study on Remote pipes vs. RPC (Slide 42) PDF
Reference: JAIN: Ch. 2 & 3

Please download a copy of the background survey, and submit the completed survey to me via email to lxing@umassd.edu
Measurement Techniques & Tools 1/25 (M) Lecture 2 Reference: JAIN: Ch. 4, 7, 12
An Syntheic Program Example (Slide 17): PDF
A Software Monitor Example (Slide 26): PDF
Solution to hands-on problems on Slides 31, 37, 38, 39
Experimental Design and Analysis 1/27 (W) Lecture 3 Reference: JAIN: Part IV
Solution to hands-on problems on Slide 23; Slide 35
HW#1 assigned
Simulations
2/1 (M)
Lecture 4 Example simulation programs (M/M/1)
Two papers: Introduction to AweSim and
AweSim: The Integrated Simulation System
AweSim Lecture
Probability Theory (Review) 2/1 (M)
2/3 (W)
Lecture 5 Reference: Allen: Ch. 2.0-2.4
Solution to hands-on problems on Slides 16, 19, 22, 28 PDF
Solution to extra-credit problem PDF
HW#1 due; HW#2 assigned
Random Variables (Review) 2/3 (W)
2/8 (M)
Lecture 6 Reference: Allen: Ch. 2.5-2.6, 3.0-3.2
Solution to hands-on problem Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Extra-Credit Question and Solution
Jointly Distributed R.V. 2/10 (W) Lecture 7 Reference: Allen: Ch. 2.7
Solution to Hands-on Problems on
Slides 8 & 11, Slide 19, Slide 21
Hybrid Min/Max Problem
HW#2 due; HW#3 assigned
President's Day, No Class 2/15 (M) No Class Enjoy the long weekend!
Statistical Inference 2/16 (T) Lecture 8 Tuesday Follows Monday's Schedule
Lecture #8 is a self-study lecture
Reference: Allen: Ch. 7.0-7.2
Proof of unbiasedness Slide 11, Slide 12
Stochastic Processes (I): Counting; Poisson; Birth-Death
2/16 (T)
2/17 (w)
Lecture 9 Reference: Allen: Ch. 4
Solution to Hands-on Problems on
Slide 16 and Slides 7, 17, 23-24, 31
Stochastic Processes (II): Markov Processes
2/17 (W) Lecture 10 HW#3 due; HW#4 assigned
Reference: Allen: Ch. 4
Project proposal due by Friday (2/19)!
Solution to Hands-on Problems on
Slide 11, Slides 12, 16, Slide 17, Slides 27, 29 , Slide 30
Solution to Extra-Credit Question
Queueing Systems (I): D/D/1, M/M/1 2/24 (W) Lecture 11 Allen: Ch. 5.0 ~ 5.2
HW#4 due by Friday, 2/26.
Midterm Review
3/1 (M)
Lecture 12 Preparation: L#2, 3, 5-7, 9, 10, HW#1-#4
Sample Questions
In-Class Midterm Exam 3/3 (W) Exam Good luck!!
Spring Break 3/8 (M)
3/10 (W)
No Classes Enjoy the break!! Stay safe!