Queues: Theory and Applications

Markov model of a 4-way redundant system.

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


MIT Course Number

15.072J / 6.264J

As Taught In

Spring 2006



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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.

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David Gamarnik, and Premal Shah. 15.072J Queues: Theory and Applications. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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