COM-503 / 7 credits

Teacher: Le Boudec Jean-Yves

Language: English

Remark: This course will be last given in spring 2021


Summary

In this course you will learn the methods and techniques that are used to perform a good performance evaluation during a research or development project.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

A first course on probability

A first course on programming

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Estimate confidence intervals
  • Design a simulation method
  • Critique performance metrics and factors
  • Organize a performance evaluation study
  • Quantify performance
  • Conduct a performance analysis
  • Synthesize performance results
  • Systematize factors and metrics
  • Present results of a performance analysis

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Lectures + pencil and paper exercises + labs + miniproject

Expected student activities

Lectures

Paper and pencil exercises

Labs

Miniproject (last 4 weeks)

Online quizzes.

Assessment methods

E = grade at final exam (during exam session)

L = average of labs

M = miniproject grade

Final grade = 1/3 (E+L+M), rounded to the nearest half integer.

All grades except the final grade are not rounded. 

 

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

  • Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems, Le Boudec Jean-Yves, EPFL Press 2010
  • also freely available online at perfeval.epfl.ch

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Performance evaluation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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