MATH180C Introduction to Stochastic Processes II, Fall 2019
This course is a continuation of the introduction to stochastic processes begun in Math 180B. We study of Markov chains in continuous time and renewal processes. These topics generalize the notion of Poisson process in two different ways. We will cover some fundamentals of queueing theory as an application. The last part of the course will be devoted to an introduction to the Brownian motion, one of the two building blocks of the subject of stochastic processes (along with the Poisson Process).
Instructor: Tianyi Zheng (email@example.com)
TA: Zonglin Han (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lectures: 3:00-3:50PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in AP&M B412.
Discussions: A01 4:00-4:50PM on Fridays in AP&M B412.
A02: 5:00-5:50PM on Fridays in AP&M B412.
Zonglin Han: 4:40-5:40 on Mondays, 12-2PM on Tuesdays, and 1PM-2PM on Thursdays, in AP&M 1111.
An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling, 4th Edition,
M. Pinsky and S. Karlin, Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-381416-6
You will submit your
Math 180C homework papers using a program called Gradescope. Your login name
is your UCSD email address. Upon logging in, you should see an icon for Math
180C. Click on this icon, and then click on the name of the assignment that you
want to submit. Then follow the instructions to submit the assignment. You can
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There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm exams will be held in class on Friday October 25, and Friday November 22. The final exam will be at 3PM-6PM on Friday December 13. Please bring your student ID to the exams.
You will be allowed to use one
Homework will count for 20 percent of the final grade. The lowest homework score will be dropped. Each midterm will count for 20 percent, and the final exam will count for 40 percent; alternatively, you may drop one lower midterm and the final exam will count for 60 percent.
Here is a link to the Syllabus.