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Mind your “ps” and queues: Aspects of queueing theory and queueing networks

When: Friday, 03 March 2017 - Friday, 03 March 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
The Liberty Actuarial Auditorium, Room 112, First Floor, Mathematical Sciences Laboratory Building
Start time:12:30
Enquiries: /(011) 717-6272

David Rose from the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Wits will present this seminar.

Queueing theory has grown to include applications from human waiting lines in among others supermarkets and banks.,  Here too airline traffic problems can be modelled by queueing theory, as can vehicular traffic on the roads and when ships enter a port for off/loading of cargo or passengers.

A technological field where the theory of queues and their incorporation into networks has been applied, especially in recent years — although still tied to its origins in telephone traffic congestion — is telecommunication and computing networks.

Rose's PhD thesis and MSc dissertation fall largely under the last-mentioned field, albeit with idealised models. Some results and ideas from this work will be discussed, but a fair part of the talk will be devoted to certain fundamental concepts from queueing theory.  


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