CSU Math Club

CSU Math Club Presents:

Markov-Modulated Fluid Flows

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Margolius

Tuesday March 19, 2019

11:30-12:15,  in RT 1402

Abstract:  Markov-modulated fluids have a long history. They were initially studied in the 1950s as a model for dams and reservoirs, more recently they have been used to study the behavior of telecommunications networks and computer systems.  They have application potential in many other areas as well.  These include risk in insurance, manufacturing systems, hydro-electric power generation and also in environmental studies.

A Markov process is a stochastic process in which where you go next just depends on where you are.  A Markov modulated fluid flow is a Markov process described by two coordinates.  One coordinate tells how much fluid there is in the system (this coordinate is non-negative and continuous) and the second coordinate has discrete values that  describe phases which control the rate at which the fluid flows either in or out.

In this talk, we describe how Markov-modulated fluid flows are modeled.

As always, there will be pizza and drinks.  All are welcome. 


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