CS/ECE 438: Communication Networks — Spring 2019

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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Class Location: WF 9:30-10:45 1320 DCL

Prof. Robin Kravets

SC 3114
Office Hours:
    M: 10:00a - 11:00a
    W: 11:00a - 12:00p

TA office hrs


TA Date and Time MP or PS Location
Federico Mon 4-5pm & Wed 2-3pm PS SC3109
Rohan Thursday 4pm - 5pm PS and MP SC3109
CY Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm MP SC3109


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