Collaborative Research: Inference on expensive, grey-box simulation models

Project: Research project

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Stochastic simulation is among the most widely used tools in industry, government, and academia for analyzing the impact of changes to a system. Operations engineers use simulation models to investigate feasible system designs that do not yet exist in reality. Modern simulation problems often feature a massive number of feasible configurations, each of which may require substantial computational effort to evaluate their performance via simulation. However, state-of-the-art general-purpose methods are insufficient for the modern large-scale simulation problems. The proposed work will develop methods that achieve scalable simulation inference by exploiting more information than is currently employed by general-purpose algorithms. The idea of the work is to extract additional structural information from simulations using the grey-box nature of modern simulations. These novel methods will improve decision-making and deliver powerful inference in large-scale environments that are beyond the capabilities of existing simulation analysis tools.
Effective start/end date8/1/227/31/25


  • National Science Foundation (CMMI-2206973)


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