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ECEC-633: Advanced Topics in Computer Networking

(Spring, 2006)

CRN 30245
Course Number ECEC-633
Section Number 501
Credits 3.0
Time Thursdays 6pm - 8:50pm
Room Curtis 452
Instructor Steven Weber
Restrictions ECEC-632 w/ minimum grade of C
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering


Perspectives in the areas of switch/router architectures, scheduling for best-effort and guaranteed services, QoS mechanisms and architectures, web protocols and applications, network interface design, optical networking, and network economics. The course also includes a research project in computer networking involving literature survey, critical analysis, and finally, an original and novel research contribution.


Kumar Primary text (required)
Title Communication Networking : An Analytical Approach
Authors Anurag Kumar, D. Janjunath, and Joy Kuri
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN 0124287514
Edition 1st


Homework (one problem set per week)20%
Midterm Exam (comprehensive)40%
Final Exam (comprehensive)40%

Homework and Makeup Exams

Makeup exams are only available if you are unable to attend due to a severe health problem or a death in your family. Homeworks are due at the beginning of class, one week following the class in which they were assigned. Late homeworks will not be accepted.

Students with Disabilities

In accordance with Drexel University policy, any student with a documented disability who needs accommodations is encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services (215-895-1401) or speak directly to the professor for further information about this office. Students must register with the Office of Disability Services and receive an Accommodation Verification Form prior to receiving accommodations. Contact with the Office of Disability Services is strictly confidential. Please make contact as early in the term as possible in order to receive timely accommodations.

Academic Dishonesty

The Drexel University policy on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. Plagiarism, fabrication, and cheating will, at the discretion of the instructor, constitute grounds for failure of the course.