CSCI 634 Advanced Computer Networking (Fall 2013)


Course Description

This is a graduate level course on advanced computer networking. The course involves both a reading/lecture/discussion and a term project. We will read and discuss research papers on various aspects of computer networking: Internet design principles, congestion/flow control, network topology, network security, Web, wireless, online social networks, data centers and cloud computing, and software-defined networking. Students are expected to read papers before the class, and participate in the discussion during the class. The lecture will be conducted in an interactive fashion. The term projects can be either of the following types: design/implementation, measurement, and simulation. Each student or each small group of students will identify and work on a research project. Each student is required to write two paper review reports and conduct two class presentations.


Course Information

Instructor: Haining Wang

Time: W 2:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Washington Hall #315
Office Hours: W 12:00pm - 2:00pm, M-S Hall, #105

Teaching Assistant: Daiping Liu
Office Hours:MW 11:00am - 12:30pm M-S Hall, 107B


Grading Policy (tentative)

Grades will be computed as follows: 
    20% Presentations  
    20% Paper review reports  
    35% Term project 
    25% Final exam  


Papers Reading List (tentative)

Suggested textbook

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 4th Edition
Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie
Morgan Kaufmann Publishing.