Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm-4:25pm
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Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Wednesday 11am - 1pm
- Students should be familiar with Java, socket programming, and multithreaded programming.
- Understand fundamental network design principles
- Understand how network communication works in the Internet
- Understand how network communication impacts application performance
- Kurose and Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (5th ed), Addison-Wesley, 2010.
Grades will be distributed as
Exams (2 midterms and 1 final): 35%
Programming Labs (6-7 programming assignments): 55%
Quizzes/Paper Reviews/Participation: 10%
Note: The distribution is subject to change in the event that assignments
need to be removed or added.
Final grades will be assigned as follows:
100 - 93.0 - A
92.9 - 90.0 - A-
89.9 - 87.0 - B+
86.9 - 83.0 - B
82.9 - 80.0 - B-
79.9 - 77.0 - C+
76.9 - 73.0 - C
72.9 - 70.0 - C-
69.9 - 67.0 - D+
66.9 - 63.0 - D
62.9 - 60.0 - D-
59.9 - 0 - F
Reading will be assigned for many classes. Quizzes may be given to
assess your preparedness. The participation score will be based on quiz
performance, class attendance, summaries of required papers, and participation in class discussion and
The exam portion of your grade will be based on two exams and a final exam. You are responsible for being in class on the day of
the exam (including the final exam). Make-up exams will be given only in the case of a medical emergency
verified by a doctor's note.
The programming labs portion of your grade will be based on substantial programming assignments given throughout the semester. In most cases, your grade will be based on the code you submit as well an oral
explanation and demonstration of the program on the day the project is due. Late submissions will not be accepted. Extensions will be granted
only in the case of a medical emergency verified by a doctor's note.
In general, I do not mind if you use laptops to take notes during the
class period. If you use your laptop to check email, surf the web,
IM, or perform any activity that is not completely relevant to the
course and the topic being covered, your laptop privileges will be
revoked. You will likely have lab periods during which you will be
expected to work on your assignments. You may use your laptop for
this purpose during the lab times. You may not use the lab time to
read the news, update your facebook page, or anything beyond working
on the current assignment.
ALL assignments are to be completed individually unless
specified, in writing, on the assignment. Academic dishonesty will NOT
be tolerated. This is your warning! Students are encouraged to meet with me
if they have questions regarding assignments or this policy. Students caught
cheating will face severe penalty.
Students may NOT:
- receive help from the professor and the TA.
- discuss the requirements of the assignments, the meaning of programs,
or high-level algorithms with other students or outside sources. If you
have any doubt with respect to what is acceptable to discuss, speak with
the professor first.
- look at another student's code.
- look at another student's solutions to homework problems.
- receive unapproved help from an outside source including a tutor or a
- submit code which has, in whole or in part, been copied from any
other source (including another student, a web page, or another
- submit solutions to problems which have, in whole or in part, been
copied from any other source (including another student, a web
page, or another text).
- Any help from a source other than the professor, the lab assistant, or
a TA must acknowledged. Example sources that must be cited are a parent,
a family friend, and an outside tutor.
- If you wish to get a tutor in the course, speak with the professor.
- Any code submitted by a student must be completely original. No portion
of a student's code may be copied from any other source (including, but
not limited to, another student, a web page, or another text).
- Students caught violating the academic honesty policy will face severe
penalty. A first offense will result in a 0 on an assignment and a report
to the Dean's office.