History of improving statistical efficiency

Russell Richard Barton, Marvin K. Nakayama, Lee Schruben

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Statistical efficiency has been a focus of research since the inception of discrete-event simulation modeling and analysis, with origins perhaps twenty years before the first Winter Simulation Conference. We review important work in the design of simulation experiments, variance reduction through dependence structures, and efficient rare-event simulation. The focus is on the early developments, although some recent innovations also receive mention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
EditorsVictor Chan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634288
StatePublished - Jan 4 2018
Event2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 6 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Barton, R. R., Nakayama, M. K., & Schruben, L. (2018). History of improving statistical efficiency. In V. Chan (Ed.), 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017 (pp. 158-180). (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2017.8247788