Home

Welcome to the companion site for the course CS-721: 'Network Performance and Evaluation' taught for the Virtual University of Pakistan by Junaid Qadir.

In this course, we will learn the art of applying statistical, analytical, and modeling skills to carry out performance evaluation of computer networks. This course will allow you to learn how to make informed judgments about performance of networks and use these concepts to objectively analyze the performance of computer networks.

The goals of this course are threefold: Firstly, to introduce the students to the scientific method of performance evaluation of networks in an objective, reproducible, and rigorous manner using properly designed experiments and sound statistical techniques for data modeling and analysis. Secondly, to facilitate the students in getting skilled in the art and craft of building purposeful abstracted models that fit their analysis/ design requirements since the application of any scientific method invariably involves some art and judgment based on intuition.  Lastly, an important aim is to develop critical thinking skills in the students so that they can perform original work in any of the sub-fields of computer and communication networks while using the performance evaluation skills for methodical analysis and evaluation.

You can explore this course through the left hand side pane. You can start with the different parts of this course, or by directly visiting the lectures section.  You can find shortcuts to all the lectures slides and videos on this page.