Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models

Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models

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Matrix-analytic and related methods have become recognized as an important and fundamental approach for the mathematical analysis of general classes of complex stochastic models. Research in the area of matrix-analytic and related methods seeks to discover underlying probabilistic structures intrinsic in such stochastic models, develop numerical algorithms for computing functionals (e.g., performance measures) of the underlying stochastic processes, and apply these probabilistic structures and/or computational algorithms within a wide variety of fields. This volume presents recent research results on: the theory, algorithms and methodologies concerning matrix-analytic and related methods in stochastic models; and the application of matrix-analytic and related methods in various fields, which includes but is not limited to computer science and engineering, communication networks and telephony, electrical and industrial engineering, operations research, management science, financial and risk analysis, and bio-statistics. These research studies provide deep insights and understanding of the stochastic models of interest from a mathematics and/or applications perspective, as well as identify directions for future research.
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.48mm | 4,161g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • XIV, 258 p.
  • 1489994246
  • 9781489994240

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Matrix-analytic and related methods have become recognized as an important and fundamental approach for the mathematical analysis of general classes of complex stochastic models. Research in the area of matrix-analytic and related methods seeks to discover underlying probabilistic structures intrinsic in such stochastic models, develop numerical algorithms for computing functionals (e.g., performance measures) of the underlying stochastic processes, and apply these probabilistic structures and/or computational algorithms within a wide variety of fields. This volume presents recent research results on: the theory, algorithms and methodologies concerning matrix-analytic and related methods in stochastic models; and the application of matrix-analytic and related methods in various fields, which includes but is not limited to computer science and engineering, communication networks and telephony, electrical and industrial engineering, operations research, management science, financial and risk analysis, and bio-statistics. These research studies provide deep insights and understanding of the stochastic models of interest from a mathematics and applications perspective, as well as identify directions for future research.
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Table of contents

Factorization properties for a MAP-modulated fluid flow model under server vacation policies.- A compressed cyclic reduction for QBDs with low rank upper and lower transitions.- Bilateral matrix-exponential distribution.- AutoCAT: Automated Product-Form Solution of Stochastic Models.- Markovian trees subject to catastrophes: Would they survive forever?.- Majorization and Extremal PH-Distributions.- Acceptance-rejection methods for generating random variates from matrix exponential distributions and rational arrival processes.- Revisit to the tail asymptotics of the double QBD process: Refinement and complete solutions for the coordinate and diagonal directions.- Two-dimensional fluid queues with temporary assistance.- A Fluid Introduction To Brownian Motion & Stochastic Integration.- The impact of dampening demand variability in a production/inventory system with multiple retailers.
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About Guy Latouche

Guy Latouche, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Vaidyanathan Ramaswami , AT&T Labs Research, USA

Jay Sethuraman, Columbia University, USA

Karl Sigman, Columbia University, USA
Mark S. Squillante, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

David D. Yao, Columbia University, USA
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