Advancing the Frontiers of Simulation

A Festschrift in Honor of George Samuel Fishman

  • Christos Alexopoulos
  • David Goldsman
  • James R. Wilson

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christos Alexopoulos, David Goldsman, James R. Wilson
    Pages 1-19
  3. Christos Alexopoulos, David Goldsman, James R. Wilson
    Pages 21-42
  4. Soumyadip Ghosh, Shane G. Henderson
    Pages 65-86
  5. Wolfgang Hörmann, Josef Leydold
    Pages 143-151
  6. Pierre L’Ecuyer, François Panneton
    Pages 169-193
  7. Andrew F. Seila, Sally Brailsford
    Pages 195-229
  8. Steffen Straßburger, Thomas Schulze, Richard Fujimoto
    Pages 231-261
  9. Shing Chih Tsai, Barry L. Nelson, Jeremy Staum
    Pages 263-289
  10. Tûba Aktaran-Kalaycı, Christos Alexopoulos, David Goldsman, James R. Wilson
    Pages 291-328
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-1

About this book


This Festschrift honors George Samuel Fishman, one of the founders of the field of computer simulation and a leader in the disciplines of operations research and management science for the past five decades. The papers in this volume span the theory, methodology, and application of computer simulation. Renowned researcher, teacher, mentor, and author, Fishman has made fundamental contributions to both the theory and practice of simulation, the dissemination of knowledge, service to the profession, and the advancement of the status of the field. Among his many honors and awards are the Distinguished Service Award from TIMS/College on Simulation; the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize from INFORMS; and the INFORMS Simulation Society’s Lifetime Professional Achievement Award.

Individual papers in this volume include a biography and then an interview with Fishman; Computer Intensive Statistical Model Building; Patchwork Distributions; Asymptotic Validity of Batch Means Steady-State Confidence Intervals; Efficient Modeling of Delays in Discrete-Event Simulation; Sampling from Linear Multivariate Densities; Factor Screening in Simulation Experiments; and many others that all honor the achievements, influence, and friendship of George Samuel Fishman.



Monte Carlo methods Operations Research Simulation discrete-event simulation random number generation simulation applications simulation modeling simulation output analysis simulation support systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Christos Alexopoulos
    • 1
  • David Goldsman
    • 2
  • James R. Wilson
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Industrial &Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of Industrial &Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaU.S.A.
  3. 3.Dept. Industrial & Systems EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighU.S.A.

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