Advanced Computer Networks

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 15:00

Instructor:
Behnam Momeni
Email:
b_m...@ce.sharif.edu
Office Hours:
By Appointment
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Description:

The past few years have seen a remarkable growth in the global network infrastructure. The Internet has grown from a research curiosity to something we all take for granted.

How does this network infrastructure work? What are the design principles upon which it is based, and how are those principles applied in practice? How can we make the Internet work better today? We will examine these issues and more during the course.

This course assumes a basic familiarity with networking concepts. The course will consist of a reading/lecture/discussion component and a project component. The class will cover approximately 50 research papers on various aspects of computer networking. These papers will introduce students to the basic design principles on which today's networks are based. In addition, these papers will cover recent proposals to improve network performance, functionality and scalability.

Prerequisite: Computer Networks

Acknowledgment:

This course is based on some other courses.

Policies:

Grading policy is as follows (tentatively):


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Course Material:

This is a tentative class schedule

  1. 7/18
    • 11:00 AM -- Introduction, history, layering, and models [PDF slides]
    • 1:30 PM -- Routing background review [PDF slides]
  2. 7/25
  3. 8/2
  4. 8/23
  5. 8/30
  6. 8/30
    • 2:45 PM -- Router Design (continuation)
    • 4:15 PM -- Router Design (continuation)
  7. 9/07
  8. 9/07
    • 2:45 PM -- Software Forwarding (continuation)
    • 4:15 PM -- Evolving the Data Plane [PDF slides] [Main manuscripts: P4, ActiveNetworks] [Optional manuscripts: XIA, ESM]
  9. 9/14
    • 11:00 AM -- Evolving the Data Plane (continuation)
    • 1:30 PM -- Evolving the Data Plane (continuation)
  10. 9/14
  11. 9/21
    • 11:00 AM -- Review class for Midterm [S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7]
    • 1:30 PM -- Review class for Midterm (continuation)
  12. 9/28
    • 2:00 PM -- <Midterm>
    • 4:00 PM -- Post Midterm Session
  13. 10/5
  14. 10/12
  15. 10/18

Keep moving forward :)