Introduction to Single Server Queues

A seminar by Moshe Haviv, Department of Statistics and Data Science and the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Date: 01 OCTOBER 2019  from 9:30 to 12:30

  • Event location: School of Engineering, Sala del Consiglio (2nd floor historical building), viale del Risorgimento 2, Bologna

  • Type: Seminar

Course outline

  1. Introduction to nonnegative random variables: • density, distribution and tail functions • moments: expectation, variance and standard deviation • renewal theory: the residual, age and length bias distributions • examples: the exponential and the Erlang distributions
  2. Single server queues: • the waiting line phenomenon • Little’s law • the M/G/1 queueing model • the busy period • the Khintchine-Pollaczek formula for M/G/1 queues • queues with priorities • externalities in queues

About the speaker

Moshe Haviv holds a B.Sc. (1979) in mathematics from Tel Aviv University, and M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1983) in operations research from Yale University. He joined the department of statistics at  the Hebrew University in 1984 and with some intermissions, mostly at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Sydney, has been there since, currently as a Professor. 

He served as head of department there in 2008-2012. 

Moshe was the  president of the Operations Research Society of Israel in 2009-2012.


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