METFAC-2.1 is a software tool for stochastic modeling using Markov reward models, i.e. continuous-time Markov chains with a reward rate structure on their state space. The tool has been developed under the direction of Prof. Juan A. Carrasco and offers many state-of-the-art numerical methods as well as simulation methods. The talk will review the tool and some of the numerical methods offered by the tool. Only an elementary background on continuous-time Markov chains will be assumed. The tool is currently distributed free of charge for basic research to universities and basic research institutions.
Who is Juan A. Carrasco?
Juan A. Carrasco is currently an Associate Professor at the Electronics Engineering Department of Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. He has been an active researcher in the field of stochastic modeling for more than 20 years, has directed the development of the METFAC tool, and has been responsible for a number of research projects in its field of specialization. He is currently on a sabbatical leave at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in Madrid.
This event will be conducted in English