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This Festschrift honors George Samuel Fishman, one of many founders of the sphere of computing device simulation and a pace-setter within the disciplines of operations study and administration technology for the earlier 5 a long time. The papers during this quantity span the idea, technique, and alertness of computing device simulation. well known researcher, instructor, mentor, and writer, Fishman has made primary contributions to either the idea and perform of simulation, the dissemination of data, provider to the occupation, and the development of the prestige of the sphere. between his many honors and awards are the prestigious provider Award from TIMS/College on Simulation; the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize from INFORMS; and the INFORMS Simulation Society’s Lifetime expert fulfillment Award.

Individual papers during this quantity comprise a biography after which an interview with Fishman; machine extensive Statistical version development; Patchwork Distributions; Asymptotic Validity of Batch skill Steady-State self assurance periods; effective Modeling of Delays in Discrete-Event Simulation; Sampling from Linear Multivariate Densities; issue Screening in Simulation Experiments; etc that each one honor the achievements, impression, and friendship of George Samuel Fishman.

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Alexopoulos et al. Although his training was as a mechanical engineer, he had gravitated to the area of simulation languages. He encouraged me repeatedly, telling me there was a great need for people in the area of statistical methodology. So that was the area in which I chose to work. Moreover, the paper that I had refereed motivated me to try another method for estimating the variance of the sample mean. I took what I knew about spectrum analysis and began doing simulation experiments. Phil supplied many ideas and we worked well together.

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Fishman, G. , and L. R. Moore. 1979. Estimating the mean of a correlated binary sequence with an application to discrete event simulation. Journal of the ACM 26:82–94. Fishman, G. , and L. R. Moore. 1982. A statistical evaluation of multiplicative congruential random number generators with modulus 231 − 1. Journal of the American Statistical Association 77:129–136. Fishman, G. , and L. R. Moore. 1984. Sampling from a discrete distribution while preserving monotonicity. The American Statistician 38:219–223.

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