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 handson problems on Slides 31, 37, 38, 39 
Experimental Design and Analysis  1/27 (W)  Lecture 3  Reference: JAIN: Part IV
Solution to handson 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. 2.02.4
Solution to handson problems on Slides 16, 19, 22, 28 PDF Solution to extracredit problem PDF HW#1 due; HW#2 assigned 
Random Variables (Review) 
2/3 (W) 2/8 (M) 
Lecture 6 
Reference: Allen: Ch. 2.52.6, 3.03.2
Solution to handson problem Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ExtraCredit Question and Solution 
Jointly Distributed R.V.  2/10 (W)  Lecture 7 
Reference: Allen: Ch. 2.7
Solution to Handson 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 selfstudy lecture Reference: Allen: Ch. 7.07.2 Proof of unbiasedness Slide 11, Slide 12 
Stochastic Processes (I):
Counting; Poisson; BirthDeath

2/16 (T) 2/17 (w) 
Lecture 9 
Reference: Allen: Ch. 4
Solution to Handson Problems on Slide 16 and Slides 7, 17, 2324, 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 Handson Problems on Slide 11, Slides 12, 16, Slide 17, Slides 27, 29 , Slide 30 Solution to ExtraCredit 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, 57, 9, 10, HW#1#4
Sample Questions 
InClass Midterm Exam  3/3 (W)  Exam  Good luck!! 
Spring Break 
3/8 (M) 3/10 (W) 
No Classes  Enjoy the break!! Stay safe! 