CSCD 433/533
Grad Student Responsibilities

As graduate students, you will receive extra credit for this class as CSCD533 as opposed to CSCD433. For this 500 level credit there are two extra assignments you must complete in addition to the undergradate requirements for the class.

Grad Student Tasks:

  1. You will need to research a network topic in depth and write a paper.
  2. Plus, you will have the opportunity to give a lecture to the class. This can be on the same topic or a different network subject. You will need to decide what you want to present in the next few weeks and sign up for a time. I will reserve some lecture times for grad student presentations

Purpose of Graduate Student Tasks
Paper - As a grad student you will need to produce a project report or a thesis, so by writing a research paper, you will get more practice writing. Writing papers where you conduct research by reading others work and synthesizing it into a summarized form, allows you to practice research skills.

Lecture - Learning about a topic and having the skill to teach it is another valuable skill you will need as both a graduate student and computer professional.

The basic idea is that you will create a learning experience for your fellow students about a network topic that you have researched. See a list of course topics below arranged in order of presentation. The idea is that you will try to coordinate your presentation to the topic being presented. The lecture should be related to the class material and provide information not readily found in the text. You should pick the topic based on your interest in the subject and your opinion as to its interest to the class. The class will fill out evaluations of the grad student lectures and will be considered in grading these efforts.

Course Topics

  1. Performance, Measurement and Traffic Models
  2. Lan / VLans
  3. ATM
  4. Raw vs. Cooked Sockets
  5. IP Layer and Internetworks
  6. AS's and BGP
  7. IPv6 and Tunnels
  8. MPLS and VPN's
  9. Multimedia Applications
  10. Transport and RTP/RTSP
  11. Congestion Control, QOS and Service Classes
  12. Wireless
  13. Cellular Networks