CSCD 433/533
Grad Student Responsibilities

As graduate students, you get extra credit for this class as CSCD533. For the 500 level credit there are two extra assignments you must complete in addition to the undergraduate requirements for the class.

Grad Student Tasks:

  1. You have the opportunity to choose and research a network topic in depth and write a paper.
  2. You will prepare and give a lecture or develop a lab for the class. This can be on the same topic you researched or a different network subject. There will be time at the end of the quarter for grad presentations or you can do it earlier.

Purpose of Graduate Student Assignments
Paper - As graduate students, you will need to write a project report or a thesis. The purpose of the paper is to give you more practice writing. Writing papers allows you to practice the research skills of synthesis of others work and summarizing it in an understandable form.

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. You also can suggest one of your own. You can schedule your lecture or lab during the quarter, or you can wait until the end of the quarter. The lecture or lab should be related to networking and ideally provide information not readily found in the text. You should pick the topic based on your interest but also it should be of 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. Lans
  3. ATM
  4. Raw vs. Cooked Sockets
  5. IP Layer and Internetworks
  6. AS's and BGP
  7. Cloud Computing
  8. MPLS and VPN's
  9. Multimedia Applications
  10. Transport Protocols and RTP/RTSP
  11. Congestion Control, QOS and Service Classes
  12. Wireless
  13. Cellular Networks
  14. Security