Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
(with joint appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering),
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs,
4012 ETB, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3131.
Phone: (979) 458-2345
See CV for items not included here.
- Energy Conservation and Efficiency (GREEN)
- Computer, Communication and Information Networks
- Sensor Networks: power, performance and maintenance
- Stochastic systems and applied probability
- Control, performance analysis and optimization
- Queues and networks
Gautam, N. (2012) Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications, 802 pages, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis), Boca Raton, FL. Click here for more information.
Ph.D. Students (Texas A&M)
- Soongeol Kwon (Spring 17) - Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Samyukta Sethuraman (Fall 15) - Co-advisor - Amazon
- Arupa Mohapatra (Spring 13) - Oracle
- Ezgi Can Eren (Spring 12) - PROS Pricing
- Young Myoung Ko (Spring 11) - POSTECH Univ.
- Piyush Goel (Summer 09) - American Airlines
- Cesar Rincon Mateus (Fall 08) - Delta Airlines
Ph.D. Students (Penn State)
- Yiyu Chen (Fall 06) - IBM
- Sai Rajesh Mahabhashyam (Summer 06) - Serus Corp.
- Seokcheon Lee (Fall 05) - Co-advisor - Purdue University
- H. Cenk Ozmutlu (Summer 01) - Co-advisor - Uludag University
- Jeffrey P. Kharoufeh (Spring 01) - University of Pittsburgh
Paradoxes and Counter Intuitive Results
One of the first things we learn in a class on probability is that everything is not necessarily intuitive. There is a
list of paradoxes
in Wikipedia which has some good ones on probability (including the Monty
Hall problem and the three cards problem). Interestingly,
there is a slightly different
list of paradoxes in another Wikipedia site. But none of them are related to queueing theory.
In that light, here is a small
of paradoxes, counter intuitive results and just plain whacky stuff in analysis of queues. The description is somewhat technical and would
require elementary background in queueing theory.
Courses at Texas A&M
- ISEN 310: Uncertainty Modeling for
Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate course on probabiltiy and statistics).
Offered during Fall 16.
- ISEN 314: Statistical Control of
Quality (Undergraduate course on quality control).
Offered during Fall 07, Fall 08.
- ISEN 316: Production Systems Operations
(Undergraduate Course on Stochastic Models in Production).
Offered during Summer 06 (team taught), Summer 10, Spring 12, Spring 15.
- ISEN 421: Operations Research II
(Undergraduate Course on Stochastic OR).
Offered during Fall 05, Fall 09.
- ISEN 424: Systems Simulation
(Undergraduate Course on simulation).
Offered during Spring 11, Summer 12, Fall 12, Fall 14.
- ISEN 453: Manufacturing Operations
(Undergraduate Elective on Queueing Models in Production).
Offered during Summer 17.
- ISEN 602: Applications of Random
Processes (Graduate Course on measure-theoretic probability).
Offered during Spring 08, Spring 11.
- ISEN 609 (formerly ISEN 689): Probability for Engineering
Decisions (Graduate Course on Probability and Stochastic Processes).
Offered during Spring 07, Spring 09, Summer 09, Spring 10, Summer 11, Fall 11, Spring 13, Fall 15, Fall 16, Fall 17.
- ISEN 618: Stochastic Processes
(Graduate Course on Advanced Stochastic Processes).
Offered during Fall 08, Fall 11.
- ISEN 624: Applied Distribution and
Queueing Theory (Graduate Course on Queueing Theory).
Offered during Spring 06, Summer 08, Fall 10, Spring 16.
- ISEN 659: Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
(Graduate Course on Queueing Network Applications in Manufacturing).
Offered during Spring 10.
- ISEN 681: ISE Colloquium
Offered during Fall 07, Spring 08.
- ISEN 689: Operations Research Models
for Computer-Communication Networks (Graduate Course on Performance Models).
Offered during Fall 06.
Some useful links
Applied probability, queueing and stochastic processes
Networking & Telecommunications
- INFORMS Applied Probability Society
Ward Whitt's web page
Hlynka's Queueing Theory page
Center for Applied Probability Home page
Probability and statistics link
Text on Prob and Stat link
Notes on Measure Theory Home Page
This page modified May 27,