JL

James Lark

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Engineering and Society
Office location and address
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
SYS 3062: Discrete Event Simulation
Credits: 4
A first course in the theory and practice of discrete-event simulation. Monte Carlo methods, generating random numbers and variates, spreadsheet add-ins and applications, sampling distributions and confidence intervals, input analysis and distribution fitting. Discrete-event dynamic systems, modeling, simulation logic and data structures, output analysis, model verification and validation, comparing alternative systems, simulation optimization, case studies. Applications span communication, computer, distribution, health-care, manufacturing, service, and transportation systems. Modern simulation software tools, including animation. Prerequisite: CS 2110, APMA 3100, 3120, and major in systems engineering.
APMA 3080: Linear Algebra
Credits: 3
Analyzes systems of linear equations; vector spaces; linear dependence; bases; dimension; linear mappings; matrices; determinants; eigenvalues; eigenvectors; coordinates; diagonalization; inner product spaces. Prerequisite: APMA 2120 or equivalent.
APMA 3120: Statistics
Credits: 3
Includes confidence interval and point estimation methods, hypothesis testing for single samples, inference procedures for single-sample and two-sample studies, single and multifactor analysis of variance techniques, linear and non-linear regression and correlation, and using Minitab for large data sets. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and APMA 3110. Prerequisite: APMA 3100.
SYS 4044: Economics of Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the theory of the industrial organization (from a game-theoretic perspective) and its applications to industries with strong engineering content (electricity, telecommunications, software & hardware etc.) Topics include: congestion pricing in networks, pricing and efficiency in electricity markets, planned obsolescence in software development, "network" effects and the dynamics of technology adoption etc. Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and APMA 3100 or APMA 3110
SYS 4995: Supervised Projects in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–6
Independent study or project research under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered as required. Prerequisite: As specified for each offering.
SYS 6097: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
APMA 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
APMA 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
SYS 9997: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.