CS 268: Computer Networks, Spring 2004: Syllabus

Lecture: MW 9:00-10:30
310 Soda Hall


    Ion Stoica
    645 Soda Hall
    Office hour: Tu 4:00-5:00pm, 645 Soda Hall (or by appointment) 

Prerequisite: CS162


This is a graduate level course on computer networking. The course involves both a reading/lecture/discussion component and a project component. We will read about 50 research papers on various aspects of computer networking: LAN/WAN technologies, congestion/flow control, traffic analysis, routing, internetworking, multicast, security, and quality of service. Students are expected to read papers before the class, submit a one page summary for each paper, and participate in the discussion during the class. The class projects can be either of the following types: design/implementation, measurement, and simulation. The lecture will be conducted in an interactive fashion. We will lead the discussion, but we expect everyone to participate. You will be graded for both the paper summaries and class discussion.


Midterm exam 15%
Final exam 15%
Paper reviews 10%
Term project 50%
Class participation 10%