CS/ECE 438: Communication Networks — Spring 2015

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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Prof. Robin Kravets,

SC 3114
Office Hours: M: 9:00a - 11:00a

TA office hrs
Qingxi Li - T: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Th: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fred Douglas - W: 10:15 - 11:45am, F:  3 - 4:30pm

Guliz Tuncay: T: 2 - 3:30pm, Th: 2 - 3:30pm

Room: Siebel 0207

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