queueing theory, matrix geometric method, public restroom
In this research, we consider using unisex restrooms to replace the traditional separate restrooms for males and females. In detail, we will consider that people use restrooms at different rates for different types of service (I and II), and the two types of facilities in the male restroom will be differentiated. We perform analysis using queueing theory and specifically matrix analytic methods. We also use computer software for simulations. Through numerical examples, we compare the waiting probabilities of males and females under the two different restroom systems.
P. H. Brill
Master of Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Major Research Paper