CSCI551: Computer Communications--Fall 2014, Tuesday-Thursday Sections
5pm Section lecture time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:20pm, Kaprielian Hall (KAP), room 163
7pm Section lecture time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:20pm, Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS), room 352
Instructor: Ethan Katz-Bassett (SAL 236, office hour Fridays 4:30-5:30pm or by appointment)
- The primary web site for this class will be a moodle: one for the 5pm section and one for the 7pm section.
(moodle is an open source course management system).
The CSci551 Moodle will require student accounts.
To register for the Moodle, please fill out the appropriate form for your section in order to receive a registration key that will let you self-enroll in the Moodle: enrollment form for 5pm section or enrollment form for 7pm section. You need to enroll by the end of the first week to avoid missing important course information.
A draft syllabus is currently available for both the 5pm section [PDF]
7pm section [PDF].
- Project details will not be available until a few weeks into class.
However, you can assume, as in prior years,
there will be a three-part project.
The first part will be short.
Projects can be done as individuals or in pairs.
Projects are cumulative.
All students in the 5pm section will have to do a research project.
Students in the 7pm section will have the option to instead do a programming project.
For the programming project, an implementation of the second part of the project will be provided as an option
for students to use as the basis for their third projects.
- For the 7pm section, the midterm will probably be in class on Thursday, October 16 7-8:20pm. The 5pm section will not have a midterm.
The finals will be in the university mandated time.
For the 5pm section, the final is Thursday, December 11 4:30-6:30pm. I am waiting to hear when the final is for the 7pm section.
Exam dates and times are mandatory.
I do not do make-up exams.
If you have travel plans, please schedule accordingly.
We will begin lecture on first day class,
including discussing the papers for that week (listed below).
Students are encouraged to download the papers
for the first day and read them before coming to class.
(For classes after the first day, reading the papers before-hand is required.)
The first four papers are publicly available on the web (and are all short!):
[Jamin03a] (pdf), and
The remainder of the papers will be available only through the moodle.
Statement for Students with Disabilities
Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.
Statement on Academic Integrity
USC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one's own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another's work as one's own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the Student Conduct Code in Section 11.00, while the recommended sanctions are located in Appendix A: http://www.usc.edu/dept/publications/SCAMPUS/gov/
Students will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for further review, should there be any suspicion of academic dishonesty. The Review process can be found at:
Emergency Preparedness/Course Continuity in a Crisis
In case of a declared emergency if travel to campus is not feasible, USC executive leadership will announce an electronic way for instructors to teach students in their residence halls or homes using a combination of Blackboard, teleconferencing, and other technologies.
[Courtesy: Webpage design copied from Mike Freedman in Princeton University and Minlan Yu at USC.]