CS6480: Advanced Computer Networks - Fall 2016
Instructor: Prof. Kobus Van der Merwe
M, W 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM, MEB 2325

CS 6480 is a graduate level course on computer networking. The course will consist of a taught component, as well as a term course project. The taught component of the course will focus on advanced networking topics by studying a combination of classic research papers as well as current and emerging topics in computer networking and by doing a number of hands-on lab assignments. Specific focus areas will include cloud computing and network function virtualization, network measurement and management, software defined networking and network architectures. Term course projects will be expected to address a significant networking problem and to form the basis for a possible conference/workshop paper or poster submission. Projects will be chosen from a wide range of networking related topics and can include analysis, measurement, simulation or implementation. As such the course is suitable for Masters and PhD students wishing to explore or engage in networking related research.

B- or better grade for CS 4480, or instructor permission. (In essence this implies mastery of basic computer networking topics such as those covered in: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition) by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Pearson. )

More Details:
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Course website:
The course Canvas website is here.