##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food for Thought

## Eva Loeser

#### UCSD

## Queueing Theory: The Mathematics of Late Trains, Slow WiFi, and Waiting on Hold

##### Abstract:

Not only is queueing theory important for understanding congestion in the modern world, but examples that arise in queueing theory motivate interesting mathematical problems. I'm here to talk with you about these problems: why randomness is so important in making an accurate model, the use of measure-valued random variables, and the mysteries behind the term 'scaling limit.'

### November 1, 2019

### 12:00 PM

### AP&M 5402

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