1997, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The degree program consisted of 32 quarter hours of required course work and 36 quarter hours of dissertation research courses (GPA 4.0).
My research area is computer systems modeling. I have developed a new modeling technique (Simalytic Modeling) for distributed applications, which is presented in my dissertation,
The Simalytic Modeling Technique as Applied to Capacity Planning in a Multi-Platform Enterprise.
The "Simalytic" (Simulation/Analytic) Modeling Technique addresses modeling complex multiple-platform computer applications at an enterprise level for capacity planning. This technique uses a general purpose simulation tool as an underlying framework and an analytic tool to represent individual nodes when predicting capacity requirements in an enterprise model. This technique combines both platform-centric tools (limited features but detailed platform information) and general purpose tools (rich low level features) to address today's large heterogeneous enterprises. Simalytic Modeling takes advantage of features in the different techniques (simulation vs. analytic queuing theory) as well as features in the different tools (platform-centric vs. general purpose).
1977, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.