CS 740: Advanced Computer Networks - Renovated!
Fall '08: Course Home Page

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Welcome to the Fall 2008 version of the Advanced Computer Networking Course. This course will provide a broad overview of Computer Networking research, but with significant differences from past offerings (more below). Broadly speaking, we will survey a handful of "classical" research ideas and approaches. We will also explore the state of the art in select networking technologies, protocols and algorithms. We will examine emerging areas/applications such as social networks, novel content distribution techniques (e.g. BitTorrent), emerging techniques for wireless security and topics such as net neutrality.

Course Details

Course prerequisites: The pre-requisite for this course is CS 640, the undergraduate-level course in Computer Networks, or an equivalent under-graduate course.

Readings: There is no required text for this course. The lectures will be based on discussing research papers. We will discuss one paper per lecture. The entire paper reading list is available here. This is a wiki hosted at CMU and will be used by graduate classes and networking researchers at CMU and UW-Madison. Students are welcome to post publicly-visible comments on papers.

Wiki and usage: Here. Some instructions here. E-mail Aditya or Jongwon for course passcode. All students are expected to comment on each assigned paper. All comments must be entered before the set deadline (usually 10am on the day the paper is discussed in class).

Grading: The course project carries 40% of the grade. Participation in class and on the wiki counts for 20% of the grade. The course will have two in-class exams, worth 20% of the grade each.

Class Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00AM to 12.15PM (No more than twice a week on average)

Location: Comp Sci and Stat 1257.

Instructor: Aditya Akella
Email: akella@cs.wisc.edu
Office: CS 7379
Office Hours: 1:30pm-2:30pm, on each class day.

Teaching Assistant:Jongwon Yoon
Email: yoonj@cs.wisc.edu
Office: CS 3361
Office Hours: 3-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.