COMPSCI 356 Computer Network Architecture, Spring 2021

TimeWed/Fri 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM   Zoom (See links on Saikai or Piazza)
Instructor   Xiaowei Yang Office hours: Monday 10am-11am and avaiable after class
TA Jiyao Hu Office hours: Monday 5pm-7pm
UTAJonathan Lee Office hours: Tuesday 2pm-4pm
TA Shihan Lin Office hours: Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
TA Shane Zhang Office hours: Thursday 3pm-5pm
UTAFlorence Liu Office hours: Friday 3pm-5pm

Overview:   COMPSCI 356 is an undergraduate course in computer science. It aims to teach the design and implementation of computer networks. The topics will include but not limited to the Internet architecture, transport protocols, routing protocols, link layer technologies, overlay networks, datacenter networks, and network security. Please refer to this page for a detailed list of topics and class schedule. These systems and protocols serve as case studies to teach the students how to design and implement networked systems to achieve reliable/secure communications over unreliable/insecure channels, how to find a good path through a network, how to share network resources among competing entities, how to find an object in the network, and how to build network applications.

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Piazza: We will use Piazza for outside classroom communication and discussion. Visit our Piazza site here.

Collaboration Policy: Students are encouraged to talk to each other, to the course staff, or to anyone else about any of the assignments, but individual assignments must be done individually. Assistance is limited to discussion of the problem and sketching general approaches to a solution.

Late Policy: 1) The deadline for any assignment can be extended with a 10% penalty per day; 2) No deadline can be extended by more than two days. Assignments will NOT be accepted 48 hours after the due date; 3) If you are ill, please contact the instructor and get a medical note.

Cheating Policy: Don't know if you are cheating? Please consult the Cheating Policy. If you are caught cheating, you will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and you will receive a failing grade in the class.

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