Computer aided simulations and performance evaluation

Professors: Michela Meo Paolo Giaccone

Official description of the course: here

The course provides to the students the basic knowledge on performance evaluation of dynamic systems via computer simulations, and the skills of using some fundamental methodologies for the assessment, design and understanding of data processing systems.

Two complementary approaches are discussed to study dynamic discrete systems such as computer networks and data processing systems.

  1. The course introduces analytical modeling based on elementary queuing theory and stochastic processes.
  2. Students will be introduced to simulation techniques, which can be applied to study the dynamic evolution of a system as a function of time.

Applications of these tools to case studies of practical interest are presented and developed in the activities in the lab.