15.072J / 6.264J Queues: Theory and Applications

As taught in: Spring 2006

Markov model of a 4-way redundant system.

Diagram showing a reliability model for a 4-way redundant system. (Image courtesy of NASA.)




Prof. David Gamarnik

Premal Shah

Course Features

Course Description

This class deals with the modeling and analysis of queueing systems, with applications in communications, manufacturing, computers, call centers, service industries and transportation. Topics include birth-death processes and simple Markovian queues, networks of queues and product form networks, single and multi-server queues, multi-class queueing networks, fluid models, adversarial queueing networks, heavy-traffic theory and diffusion approximations. The course will cover state of the art results which lead to research opportunities.