Modeling and Simulation Courses Overview

Simulation modeling is the most widely used operations research/systems engineering technique for designing new systems and optimizing the performance of existing ones. Yet, many so-called simulation studies result in: (1) systems that don’t meet their crucial performance requirements, (2) unnecessary capital expenditures or operating expenses, and (3) the potential for loss of human life. These failures are usually caused by lack of technical training (on simulation methodology, stochastic modeling, and probability/statistics) or relevant experience on the part of the analysts. A university course that focuses on the use of a particular simulation-software product or vendor training is definitely not sufficient. Also, attempting a simulation project without a reasonable knowledge of correct statistical techniques is a sure recipe for failure. Our courses on modeling and simulation will provide you with the complete set of skills actually needed for simulation-project success. You will learn the latest and most-important simulation techniques in a small fraction of the time that would be required by self study or by attending simulation and operations research conferences. Each topic builds on previous ones and is presented in an intuitive and understandable manner, making use of numerous examples, in-class exercises, and live demonstrations. All of the newest simulation-related technologies such as AI/machine learning, simulation-specific cloud computing, and digital twins will be carefully discussed.

Live Online Simulation Courses

Public Seminars

Live online versions of the simulation courses are presented in the spring and fall of each year using the Zoom or Teams software. Course attendees have come from 24 countries.


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Online Simulation Courses

Online Courses

These online courses are designed for viewing by individual persons at a time convenient to them. Courses currently offered are “Agent-Based Simulation,” “How to Validate Your Models and Simulations,” and “23 Critical Pitfalls in Simulation Modeling and How to Avoid Them.”  Learn More

Onsite Simulation Courses

Onsite Seminars

Averill M. Law &  Associates can present an onsite version of any simulation course, which will generally be very cost-effective for the client organization. To date we have presented more than 275 onsite seminars on six continents.

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