Engineering 9876 Advanced Data Networks

General Information

Lecture time:Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 - 11:45 PM
Lecture room:EN-4035
Office hour: Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 PM, or by individual appointment

Course Outline | Course Notes

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[2017.09.06]: Notes for Chapter 3: Scheduling.

[2017.09.06]: Notes for Chapter 2: Queueing.

[2017.09.06]: Notes for Chapter 1: Introduction.

[2017.09.06]: The fourth problem set can be found at Problem Set #4.

[2017.09.06]: The third problem set can be found at Problem Set #3.

[2017.09.06]: The second problem set can be found at Problem Set #2.

[2017.09.06]: The first problem set can be found at Problem Set #1.

[2017.09.06]: Welcome to ENGI-9876, Advance Data Networks. My office is in EN-4012, and the phone number is 864 8972.


S. Keshav, An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, Addison-Wesley, 1997


The topics will include, but not limited to the following:
1.Introductory Concepts: network topologies, communication architectures
2.Elements of Communication Protocols: packet formats, flow control, error control, protocol analysis
3.Packet Switching: datagram vs. virtual circuit, examples: IP and ATM
4.Queuing Theory: M/M/1 and other queues
5.Scheduling: scheduling strategies for best-effort and guaranteed-service connections
6.Routing: distance-vector and link-state routing strategies for packet switching
7.High Speed Switching Architectures: sampling of switch fabric architectures such as broadcast bus, Batcher-Banyan, and Balanced Gamma networks
8.Security (time permitting): symmetric key and public key encryption, authentication, digital signatures
9.Wireless Sensor Networks(time permitting): an introduction to wireless sensor networking technologies, challenges, and applications

Evaluation Scheme

Midterm 115%
Midterm 215%
Fianl Exam40%

Sample Project Topics:

1. Wireless Body Area Networks
2. 5G Networks
3. Massive MIMO and Milimeter Wave Technology
4. Routing Protocols in the Internet
5. MPLS Switching Technology
6. The Internet of Things/Objects
7. Security in the Internet
8. Security in Wireless Networks
9. Network Protocols for Multi-hop Wireless Networks
10. Topics in Wireless Sensor Networks
11. Topics in Ad Hoc Networks
12. Topics in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
13. Cognitive Radio Techniques for Wireless Communications Networks
14. Co-operative Wireless Networks
15. Big data analysis
16. SDN and NFV
17. Green Communications
18. More topics to be added ...

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