CS/ECE 438: Communication Networks — Spring 2018

Lecture Schedule

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All topics scheduled for the future are subject to change.

Date

 

Topic

Readings

Notes

Jan 17

 

Overview

P&D, Chapter 1

 

Jan 19

 

Overview

Stevens, Ch. 1-6
Beej's Guide to Network Programming

MP0 Assigned
PS1 Assigned

Jan 24

 

Network Programming

 

 

Jan 26

 

Probability Refresher
Direct Links: Encoding

P&D, Chapter 2.1

MP0 due (New deadline - Jan 28)
MP1 assigned

Jan 31   Direct Links: Encoding P&D, Chapter 2.2, 2.3  PS1 due; solution
PS2 assigned

Feb 2

 

Direct Links: Framing

P&D, Section 2.4 

 

Feb 7

 

Direct Links: Error detection and correction

P&D, Section 2.6
P&D, Chapter 2.7
 

Feb 9

 

Shared media: Ethernet

 

MP1 due (New deadline - Feb 11)
 

Feb 14

 

Shared media: Wireless

P&D, Section 3.1

PS2 due; solution

MP2 assigned
PS3 assigned

Feb 16

 

Shared media: Wireless

P&D, Sections 3.4

Midterm Study Guide

Feb 21

 

Shared media: Examples
Switched networks

 

4th credit proposal due
 

Feb 23

 

Switch architecture

P&D, Sections 3.1.3, 3.2, 3.3

 

Feb 28   Routing P&D, Section 3.3, 4.2 PS3 due; solutions
PS4 assigned

Mar 2

 

In Class Midterm Review

 

 
Mar 3   Midterm Review 2PM - 4 PM: 1320 DCL  

Mar 6

  Midterm Exam  7PM - 9PM: 1404 SC

Midterm solutions - In class
Midterm solutions - Online

Mar 7

 

Internetworking

P&D, Section 4.0, 4.1

 

Mar 9

 

No lecture: Engineering Open House

   
Mar 14  

Internetworking
Internet Addressing

  PS4 due; solutions
PS5 assigned

Mar 16

  Internet Addressing P&D Section 2.5

 

Spring Vacation, March 19-23

Mar 28

 

The Global Internet

P&D Section 4.3, 4.4

 
Mar 30   DNS   MP2 due

Apr 4

 

Reliabile Transmission
Transport layer and TCP

P&D Section 5.0, 5.1
P&D Section 5.2

MP3 assigned
PS5 due; solutions
PS6 assigned

Apr 6

 

Transport layer and TCP

P&D Section 5.2

 

Apr 11

 

Congestion Control


P&D, Chapter 6

 

Apr 13

 

Congestion Avoidance

 

 

Apr 18

 

Congestion Avoidance

 

PS6 due; solutions
PS7 assigned

Apr 20

 

QoS
Performance

   

Apr 25

 

Performance

 

 

Apr 27

  Network Security P&D Chapter 8

 

MP3 due

May 2

 

Finish up
 

 

PS7 due; solutions

 

 

Review session 

TBA

4th credit paper due (May 7th)

 

 

Final Exam 
TBA

Final Study Guide