We describe some approaches to the synthesis of optimal policies for multiclass queueing network models based upon the close connection between stability of queueing networks and their associatedâ€¦ (More)

Diffusion models arising in analysis of large biochemical models and other complex systems are typically far too complex for exact solution, or even meaningful simulation. The purpose of this paperâ€¦ (More)

An i.i.d. process X is considered on a compact metric space X. Its marginal distribution Ï€ is unknown, but is assumed to lie in a moment class of the form, P = {Ï€ : ã€ˆÏ€, fi ã€‰ = ci , i = 1, . . . , n},â€¦ (More)

We are moving towards a radical transformation of our energy systems. The success of the new paradigm created by the Smart Grid vision will require not only the creation and integration of newâ€¦ (More)

This chapter addresses the economic theory of electricity markets, viewed from an idealized competitive equilibrium setting, taking into account volatility and the physical and operationalâ€¦ (More)

This paper examines a dynamic version of the newsboy problem in which a decision maker must maintain service capacity from several sources to attempt to meet uncertain demand for a perishable good,â€¦ (More)

The mismatched-channel formulation is generalized to obtain simplified algorithms for computation of capacity bounds and improved signal constellation designs. The following issues are addressed: (i)â€¦ (More)

Lossy source coding, or quantization, is a data compression technique used in many practical voice and image coding systems. The increasing demand to transmit large amounts of data with very smallâ€¦ (More)

We introduce the sensor-utility-network (SUN) method for occupancy estimation in buildings. Based on inpu ts from a variety of sensor measurements, along with historica l data regarding buildingâ€¦ (More)