CS755 Advanced Computer Networks

Location: Art and Design Building L008
Meeting Time: Thursday 7:20 - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Robert Simon
Office: 5322 Engineering Building
Phone: 703-993-1556
E-mail: simon AT gmu dot edu
Office Hours: Tuesday: 4:30 - 5:30 pm


This class covers topics in advanced computer networking. Topics include, but are not limited to, cloud computing, cognitive radio, data center neworking, delay tolerant networking, green computing, mobile ad hoc networking, sensor networks, wireless systems, the Internet-of-things and software-defined networking. This class is taught as a seminar. Recent research papers will be assigned, presented and discussed. The first few lectures will be delivered by the instructor. The remainder of the paper presentations will be delivered by students. Each student will select and present papers of interest. Papers will be selected with the advice of the instructor. Each students will prepare a short written summary of an individual paper for those weeks when they are not presenting.


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There will be a semester-long programming or simulation project. The purpose of the project is to understand and evalute a currently proposed network protocol or algorithm. Each student, in conjuction with the instructor, will select a project of interest. Approximately half-way through the semester each student will deliver a short, in class presentation describing their project. At the end of the semester each student will present a summary of the results of their project. Projects will be demonstrated to the instructor after the summary. Each student will also hand in a written project report.


This class does not have exams. Your grade will be calcuated as follows:


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