Syllabus for CS 528/CS 4
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4
Library North G208
Office Hours (TA): Wednesday, 10am
: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:20
Assistant Prof. Ting Zhu
G10, Engineering Building
Office Phone: (607) 777
and some probability theory.
programming skills, knowing perl or MATLAB is a plus.
Survey of computer communication networks. Fundamental
concepts of circuit and packet switching, local and remote networks, OSI reference
model, protocols and network control algorithms.
Jim Kurose, Keith Ross, Computer
Networking: A Top Down Approach, 5
Wesley, April 2009
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, PrenticeHall, 5
Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufman, Computer Networks: A Systems
As a mean
of helping students keep up with lectures and the reading,
random quizzes will be used throughout the semester. If you are not going to make it to class,
you need to let me know prior to class
time. Otherwise, missed quizzes will be graded as a zero
barring documented unexpected emergencies.
A total of
s will be assigned in the whole semester.
due before the corresponding class start.
require you to hand in a hard copy
s in class (before the class starts).
You are allowed to turn in your
within 5 days
after the due day. However, a
10% penalty per
day will be assessed toward
turned in late.
assignment will be accepted if it is more than 5 days late (including holidays
MUST be taken at the scheduled time unless evidence of a legitimate, unavoidable
problem is presented to your instructor
at least 24 hours in advance
; in extreme circumstances st
udents who are forced to miss the
exam may, at the
instructor’s discretion, have their grades computed either by re
weighting the other graded items
or by countin
g the final project more heavily.
(The instructor will choose which option to
Your performance will be evaluated based on the following
and Code Package
for final grades:
Grades will be assigned on the following scale. I reserve the right to
lower or raise the scale as needed. This is generally only necessary to ensure borderline grades
are appropriately assigned a letter grade although it may be necessary
to adjust for overly hard or
overly easy assignments.
F: < 60
Each student needs to complete a pro
ject on a selected
requirements of the final project will be handed out in the middle of the semester.
The university academic integrity code is listed in the University Bulletin
egory I violations will result
in a grade of
ZERO for the work plus a one letter course grade reduction. Cat
egory II violation will result
failing grade of the course.