Short Courses


            2-day, 4-day and 5-day courses on the fundamentals of communications networking systems.  Topics:  network fundamentals; communications networking protocols; multiple access algorithms, protocols and systems; local area networks; wide area networks; ATM networks; TCP/IP networking; mobile ad hoc wireless networks, satellite networks; optical networks; network management.

            Sample presentations made at the following locations, and organized by the indicated organizations.

UCLA Extension Short Course and the PLANYSTä Tool


            “Modern Telecommunications Networking,” and “IP Networking”-  5 day short courses with Professor Izhak Rubin as coordinator and lecturer.  Attended by persons from around the world with wide range of background and interests.  Offered since 1980.  Provides high level extensive coverage of the methods, architectures, protocols, and network systems used and under development in providing computer communications and telecommunications services.  Incisive evaluations of the performance and operational features of network systems and of their evolution. 

The course offers a system oriented coverage rather than detailed design of system components. 

            The IRI PLANYST hybrid analysis/simulation (PC based program) tool is used in illustrating the performance, analysis and design of network systems and subsystems.

            The course has been offered by Dr. Izhak Rubin in-house at organizations throughout the USA and the world.  It is also offered at UCLA Extension. 

            PLANYST is a unique tool developed by IRI Computer Communications Corporation for the integrated analytical and simulation modeling, analysis, management, testing, planning and design of computer communications and telecommunications networks. 

            MBNP_Simulator is a unique tool being developed at IRI Computer Communications Corporation for the modeling, analysis, design and management of mobile ad hoc wireless networks and for such UAV aided networks. 



            The following are courses in the field of Communications and Telecommunications Engineering, area of specialization in Telecommunications Networks, taught recently by Professor Izhak Rubin in the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department.  Other courses taught by Professor Rubin include:  information theory and coding, detection theory for communications systems, Probability theory.


EE132B - Data Communications and Telecommunications Networks

            Basic principles of communications networks; multiplexing and multiple access; switching; error and flow control; routing; communications networking protocols; the OSI reference model.  Traffic engineering and queueing models for the analysis and design of telecommunications and computer communications network systems; system simulation.  Computer workouts and simulation facilities.


EE232A - Discrete Stochastic Processes

            Discrete-time Markov chains.  Renewal point and counting processes.  Regenerative stochastic processes.  Applications to the modeling and analysis of traffic processes and telecommunications systems and networks.


EE232B - Queueing Theory with Applications to Telecommunications Switching Systems

            Basic queueing models. Continuous-time Markov chains.  Regenerative processes and results for the modeling and analysis of queueing systems.  Markovian queueing systems.  Non-Markovian queueing system models.  Applications to telecommunications switching systems.


EE232C - Queueing Theory with Applications to Computer Communications and Telecommunications Networks.

            Markov-Renewal, semi-Markov and semi-regenerative stochastic processes.  Priority queueing systems.  Queueing networks.  Applications to the analysis and design of computer communications and telecommunications networks, including BISDN ATM network systems and datagram computer networks.


EE232D - Multiple Access Communications Systems and Computer Communications Networks

            Network protocols.  Network controls: flow, congestion, error and flow controls.  ARQ schemes.  Multiple access algorithms, schemes and protocols; modeling, analysis and design.  Switching, scheduling and routing.  Applications to wireline and wireless local area networks (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs).  Satellite communications networks.  Optical communications networks.  BISDN ATM networks.  The Internet.


EE232E - Graphs and Network Flows

            Basic elements of graph theory.  Network flows.  Synthesis of network topologies to achieve target levels of reliability (connectivity), delay (diameter), capacity (throughput), and performance sensitivity.  Routing algorithms.  Network algorithms.