Module Title:   Advanced Simulation Modelling (PG)

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-1054D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof D. Kouvatsos

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To extend the knowledge on the techniques required to build an efficient discrete event simulation including evaluating the random number generators, applying advanced statistical methods for speeding simulation such as variance reduction, rare event and Parallel distributed simulation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Information dissemination by lecture and directed reading with skills practiced and continuous feedback provided in supervised laboratory sessions. Tutorials provide open sessions for support to labs and lecture work with worked examples.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   150.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate an understanding in depth, and propose solutions to, the problems associated with simulating computers and networks. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of discrete event modelling methods and their applications.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

model, construct and evaluate systems by means of simulation and propose solutions for the design of systems based on the simulation results.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

to suggest solutions for the design of systems based on the simulation results.

  Coursework   50%
 
  Coursework (Programming and report up to 1000 words).
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
 
  Examination
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary Examination

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
- Motivation- Modelling Techniques and model elements.- Review on performance evaluation methods (experimental, analysis, simulation).- Historical review (HW simulators, Monte Carlo sim.).- Discreet event simulation + Time advancing mechanisms + Event transition + Event list management- (Pseudo) Random Number Generators.- Generating random varieties.- Statistical Analysis of simulation Output + Sampling + Analysis of non-correlated and correlated random variables + Warm-up period + Confidence intervals + variance reduction methods.- Rare-event simulation- Distributed simulation.
Reading List:
Banks, J., (2010), Discrete-Event System Simulation, 5th Ed, Prentice Hall, Upper saddle River.
Law, A., M., & Kelton, W., D., (2006), Simulation Modelling and Analysis, 4th Ed, McGraw-Hill, London.
NB: This may be subject to change and an updated list can be found via the library catalogue at:
Http://www.bradford.ac.uk/library/library-resources/reading-lists/school-of-engineering-and-informatics/

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