Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2024
Primary Program
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Course Format
Onsite, Virtual Live

Queues are a ubiquitous part of everyday life; common examples are supermarket checkout stations, help desk call centers, manufacturing assembly lines, wireless communication networks, and multi-tasking computers. Queuing theory provides a rich and useful set of mathematical models for the analysis and design of service process for which there is contention for shared resources. This course explores both theory and application of fundamental and advanced models in this field. Fundamental models include single and multiple server Markov queues, bulk arrival and bulk service processes, and priority queues. Applications emphasize communication networks and computer operations but may include examples from transportation, manufacturing, and the service industry. Advanced topics may vary.

Course Prerequisite(s)

Multivariate calculus and a graduate course in probability and statistics such as EN.625.603 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis.

Course Offerings

Waitlist Only

Queuing Theory with Applications to Computer Science

01/23/2024 - 04/30/2024
Tues 7:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. All students participate online through live web-conferencing at the scheduled day and time. This is a live-online course in which students participate in live weekly lectures and discussions, and are able to interact extensively with the instructors. All classes are recorded for download and review.
Spring 2024
Course Format
Virtual Live
Course Materials