RU ENG ECE 16:332:543
Communication Networks I

Fall 2014


Lecture Schedule, Homeworks, and Exams

Ivan Marsic
Office hours:  Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
( Appointments other than office hours have to be requested by email with the subject of appointment explained. )
Room 711, CoRE Building
Phone: (848) 445-6399

Young Lee
Office: CoRE-731
To discuss grading issues, request a meeting by email.

Tuesday:  5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  in  SEC-117

Course Description:
This course serves as an introduction to analytical techniques for computer networks, particularly network performance modeling and analysis.
Topics: Point-to-point protocols. Multiaccess communication. Delay and blocking analysis. Queueing network analysis. Routing Algorithms.

Undergraduate knowledge of probability.

Dimitri Bertsekas and Robert Gallager: Data Networks, 2nd ed.
Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1992.
ISBN 0-13-200916-1
Book information at:

Course Lecture Notes:

Online Readings:

Team Projects:
Two types of projects are included in this course:

Grading: (subject to change)
Wireshark Labs: 30%
TCP Project: 30%
Final exam: 40%
All exams are open book, meaning that the students can have access to the textbook or any other paper-based materials.
No cell phone, laptops, or other networked devices are allowed at the exams for two reasons:
  1. to avoid student collaboration during the exam
  2. to deny unfair advantage for students using a digital textbook to do quick searches for the exam topics.
Please do not inquire about exceptions, because none will be allowed.
No discussion is allowed among the students during the exam. Such students shall be asked to leave the classroom.
Please remember to bring your own calculator to the exam.

All assignments should be prepared using a word processor. Handwritten assignments or those containing handwritten material (e.g., figures, tables, etc.) will not be accepted.

Requests for grade review will be considered no later than four weeks after notification of the grade.

Collaboration / Academic Honesty:
It is reasonable to discuss with others possible general approaches to problems. It is unreasonable to work together on a detailed solution, to copy a solution, or to give away a solution. Such instances of academic dishonesty will result in a course grade of F or expulsion from Rutgers University.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with and adhere to the University policy on academic integrity.

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