CSCI551: Computer Networking--Fall 2016, Tuesday-Thursday Section
Lecture time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:50pm, Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) room B27
Instructor: Ethan Katz-Bassett (SAL 236, office hour Thursdays 2-3pm [starting 9/1] or by appointment)
- The primary web site for this class will be a CSci551 Piazza page.
If you are taking the class, please go to Piazza and sign up.
All CSci551 students in my section are
to join the Piazza page
before the second class.
A draft syllabus [PDF] is currently available. This link will not be kept up-to-date; please find the current version on Piazza here.
- I will not likely have project details until a week or two into class.
However, you can assume, as in prior years,
there will be a three-part project.
The first part will be short.
Projects are for individuals (not groups).
- The midterm will probably be in class on Tuesday, October 11 or Thursday October 13,
and the final will be in the university mandated time
of Tuesday, December 13 4:30-6:30pm.
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 the first day of class (Tuesday), and on Thursday we will
discuss the papers for that week (listed below).
Students are required to read the papers before the second class.
The first four papers are publicly available on the web (and are all short!):
and [Heilmeier92a] (pdf).
The remainder of the papers will be available only through the Piazza page.
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.
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