CS53600 - Data Communication and Computer NetworksFall 2018
Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3
Students who have completed this course would have learned: Network services and applications, including DNS and HTTP; The socket API; Network transport architectures, TCP, UDP, and TCP congestion control; Routing and forwarding, intra-domain and inter-domain routing algorithms; Link layers and local area networks, Ethernet and WiFi
Data communications: communication hardware technologies including local area and longhaul network hardware, circuit and packet switching, interfaces between computer and network hardware, and performance issues.
We will cover parts of Chapters 1-7 of the textbook plus a few papers from the literature. The topics include: Network services and applications: DNS, HTTP, SMTP, peer-to-peer systems; Network transport architectures, TCP, UDP, TCP congestion control; Routing and forwarding, intra-domain and inter-domain routing algorithms; Link layers and local area networks, especially Ethernet and WiFi. As time permits: Multimedia communications and quality of service; Network measurement, inference, and management; Network experimentation and performance analysis; Network security; Protocol verification
A bachelor degree in computer science or an equivalent field. Students not in the Computer Science master's program should seek department permission to register.
Undergraduate operating systems, undergraduate computer networks, or equivalent courses. Programming in the C programming language, including concurrent programming using processed, threads, and sockets.
Piazza will be used to post the course syllabus, lecture notes, homework assignments, and for the message board. Blackboard will be used for grades.
Two programming projects; up to two written homeworks; and a project proposal/report (see 'Project' section)
Required; job-related. The project topic is chosen by the student; it can be individual or in a group of 2-4. The project will typically involve conducting simulations or performing measurements and analyzing the results.
One midterm and one final exam.
James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross. Computer Networking - A Top Down Approach, 6th edition, Addison-Wesley.
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Linux/GCC remotely accessible to students.