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COM S 455: Simulation: Algorithms and Implementation

(Dual-listed with COM S 555). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: COM S 311; STAT 305 or STAT 330 or STAT 341 or STAT 347; ENGL 250; for graduate credit: graduate standing or permission of instructor
Introduction to discrete-event simulation with a focus on computer science applications, including performance evaluation of networks and distributed systems. Overview of algorithms and data structures necessary to implement simulation software. Discrete and continuous stochastic models, random number generation, elementary statistics, simulation of queuing and inventory systems, Monte Carlo simulation, point and interval parameter estimation. Graduate credit requires additional in-depth study of concepts.