15-744 is a graduate course in computer networks. The goals are:
The past decade has seen a remarkable growth in the global network infrastructure. The Internet has grown from a research curiosity to something we all take for granted.
How does this network infrastructure work? What are the design principles upon which it is based, and how are those principles applied in practice? How can we make the Internet work better today? What are the practices, metrics, and constraints that guide networking research? We will examine these issues and more during the course.
This course assumes a basic familiarity with networking concepts. The course will consist of a reading/lecture/discussion component and a project component. The class will cover approximately 50 research papers on various aspects of computer networking. These papers will introduce students to the basic design principles on which today's networks are based. In addition, these papers will cover recent proposals to improve network performance, functionality and scalability. Specific topics that will be covered include: internetworking, congestion/flow control, traffic analysis, routing, edge network technologies, topology, security, peer-to-peer networks. Students are expected to read papers before the class and participate in the discussion during the class.
|Peter Steenkiste||prs AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu||GHC 9107||Th 3-4pm or send e-mail|
|David Naylor||dnaylor AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu||CMCL (GHC 9022)||Tu 1:30-2:30pm or send e-mail|
|Matt Mukerjee||mukerjee AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu||CMCL (GHC 9022)||Wed 10:30-11:30am or send e-mail|
Kathy McNiff, kmm AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu, GHC 9213, Tel: 268-5099
Students are encouraged to talk to each other, to the course staff, or to anyone else about any of the assignments. Assistance must be limited to discussion of the problem and sketching general approaches to a solution. Each student must write out his or her own solutions to the homework.
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