**Lecturer: **

Ayalvadi Ganesh (a.ganesh@bristol.ac.uk)

**Texts:**

Detailed lecture notes are provided to facilitate self-study. In addition, the following texts may be helpful for gaining a more in-depth understanding of the subject materia.

F P Kelly, *Reversibility and
stochastic networks*, Wiley, 1979.

Chapter 1 contains all the theoretical material covered in this course. Chapters 2-4 give a variety of queueing applications.

Jean Walrand, *An
introduction to queuing networks*, Prentice-Hall International, 1988.

In-depth treatment of theoretical aspects and applications going well beyond the course material.

Mor Harchol-Balter, *Performance modelling and design of computer
systems*, 2013.

Covers a wide range of applications in communications and computing. Intended to be accessible to electrical engineers and computer scientists.

**Office hours: **2-3pm (PC2) and
3-4pm (Room 3.15, Maths), Thursday.

**Homework policy: **Homework is an important part of learning the
material on this course and you are strongly encouraged to attempt all the
homework problems. All students are required to hand in solutions to selected
problems. You may discuss the problems, but you should write out the solutions
on your own.

**Lecture notes **

**Homework problems**

Homework 1 Due
Mon., 19 Nov. Solutions

Homework
2 Due
Mon., 26 Nov. Solutions

Homework
3 Due
Fri., 30 Nov. Solutions

Homework
4 Due
Fri., 7 Dec. Solutions

Homework
5 Due
Fri., 14 Dec Solutions

**Past exam papers**