CS/ECE 438: Communication Networks — Spring 2017

Computer communication networks are among the most important and influential global infrastructures that humanity has created. The goal of this course is to provide a foundational view of communication networks: the principles upon which the Internet and other computer networks are built; how those principles translate into deployed protocols; and hands-on experience solving challenging problems with network protocols.

Topics will include link-layer technology; switching; routing; the Internet Protocol; reliability, flow control, congestion control, and their embodiment in TCP; quality of service; and network security. The course will involve a significant amount of Unix-based network programming using the C language. Students who are not already familiar with ANSI C should learn it quickly.

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Course Information

Prof. Robin Kravets
rhk@illinois.edu

SC 3114
Office Hours: M: 10:00a - 12:00p

TA office hrs

TA Date and Time MP or PS
Daniel Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm MP only
James Mon 5pm-7pm PS only
Promit Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm MP & PS
Adam Wed 5pm-7pm MP & PS
Tim Thu 2pm-4pm MP only
Ailing Thu 5pm-7pm MP & PS
Kai Fri 2:30pm-4:30pm MP & PS

(Temporary location: common area on the third floor by the elevator, Siebel Center )

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