Catalog description:  Network types and network protocols. Design of networks and analysis of their performance. 
Instructor:  Dr. Lotzi Bölöni 
Office:  HEC  319 
Phone:  (407) 2438256 (use only in last resort!) 
Email:  lboloni@eecs.ucf.edu preferred communication method 
Web Site: 
http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~lboloni/Teaching/EEL6785_Fall2010/index.html
The assignments and the other announcements will be posted on the course web site 
Classroom:  BA 216A 
Class Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday 10:30  11:45 
Office Hours:  Tuesday 9:00  10:30, Thursday 9  10:30, Friday 9:00  12:00 
Prerequisites:  undergraduate programming course is helpful 
Textbook: 
1. Kurose and Ross, Computer Networking, A top down approach featuring the Internet, 5th ed. AddisonWesley. 2. Dmitri Bertsekas and Robert Gallager, Data Networks, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall. 
Grading: 
Assignments (1 programming + 3 theory): 40%, Midterm: 30% and Final exam: 30%.
All assigments and exams will be graded by the instructor. 
Date 
Topic 
Lecture Notes, Readings, Homeworks 
Aug. 24 
Introduction to the course 

Aug. 26 
Overview, circuit / packet switching 
[slides] Introduction 
Aug. 31 
circuit/packet switching cont'd 

Sept. 2 
introduction cont'd 

Sept. 7 
introduction cont'd 

Sept. 9 
[Recorded lecture] Transport layer 
[slides] Transport layer 
Sept. 14  [Recorded lecture] Transport layer (cont'd) 

Sept. 16 
TCP

[slides] TCP 
Sept. 21 
TCP cont'd 

Sept. 23 
Congestion window 
[example] Congestion window 
Sept. 28 


Sept. 30 
Network layer 
[slides] Network layer Homework 1: due Nov 2nd 
Oct. 5 
IP 
[slides] IP 
Oct. 7 
IP cont'd 

Oct. 12 
Review for midterm 

Oct. 14 
Midterm 

Oct. 19 
Random variables, PDF, CDF 
[notes] Random variables [slides] Random variables 
Oct. 21 
Queuing models. Little's law. 
[reading] An introduction to queueing theory [slides] Queueing theory 
Oct. 26 
Proof of Little's law. M/M/1 

Oct. 28 
M/M/1 cont'd 

Nov. 2 
Markov chains 
Homework 1  due! 
Nov. 4 
Problem solving 
Homework 2: due Nov 22nd 
Nov. 9 


Nov. 11 


Nov. 16 
MAC protocols 
[slides] MAC protocols 
Nov. 18 
Content distribution networks. P2P 

Nov. 23 
Wireless networks 
[slides] Wireless networks 
Nov. 25 
Thanksgiving holiday  no class 

Nov. 30 
wireless networks cont'd 

Dec. 2 
Final exam review 

Dec. 7 
Final exam (Tuesday, December 7, 10:00  12:50, BA 216A) 
