Fall 2014: E6761 Communication Networks

Day and Time: Tuesday, Thursday 10:10 am-11:25 am
Location: TBA
Prerequisites: IEOR E3658 and CSEE W4119 or the equivalent

The course provides an analytical approach to the design of (data) communication networks. Necessary tools are discussed for performance analysis and design of network protocols and algorithms. The analysis is supported by practical engineering applications in layered Internet protocols in Data link layer, Network layer, and Transport Layer. Some of the topics include network utility maximization, network stability, scheduling, router algorithms, congestion control, etc. The necessary analytical background is provided during the class by review of relevant aspects of stochastic processes, control, and optimization.