Network Routing

M. Faloutsos

Tue Thu: 3:40pm-5:00pm,  PHY 2111
Office hours: Send me an email when you want to come to guarantee that I meeting and avoid collisions:
Tue 5:00-6:00
Thu 5:00-6:00
The course will cover fundamental issues in network routing
and go into details to show the interesting research topics that exist.

Project Proposal is due May 3 at 5pm.

The list of papers is NOT updated yet.

Main Topics: 1) BGP routing, 2) routing in ad hoc networks, 3) Issues on network measurements
and modeling of Internet routing, 4) security issues.

Information about the quiz.  At this point, we won't be having a quiz, as long as participation is strong.
Please read carefully as I will be updating with material and pointers.

IMPORTANT: Register and check the class mailing list:
I will be anouncing useful information on projects and the quiz.

Several of the lecture slides are online. Note for now I have the slides from last year, so check the dates.
Our schedule for reading and presenting papers.

Grading: We will have a project and  a quiz.
Project (60%) requiring a project proposal in mid-course (proposal = 10%)
Quiz  (20%) 
Presentations (10%) - research papers and maybe your projects
Participation (10%)
In-class participation is expected.

FOR THE PROJECT: start searching for a topic early! You can pick your own project after consultation with me.
Teams of two are expected. If you want to work alone, consult with me.

Projects should be equivalent to a quarters work, and ideally would include some novelty and innovation.
Literature surveys are fine  but it should be a really good survey on an interesting topic and provide value to the surveyed material. Talk to me ahead of time about your plans.
Here are some guidelines of how to write an effective project proposal.
Here are some indicative suggestions for projects.
Come and talk to me as early as possible, with some prep work done, so that I can help you better.

Useful simulators: for BGP SSFNet and to some extent NS2 can be used.
For ad hoc routing: NS2 and glomosim are widely used.
Availability of other simluator may be possible, but check.

The vision. The vision is that the course will be taken by people who are very
interested in computer networks, with some background in computer networks, so I would hope to have only to guide
not force people to do work.

The course will include  a book and many papers.
Book ($16.09  on the Internet):
BGP4 Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet
by John W. Stewart
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co; 1st edition (December 14, 1998)
ISBN: 0201379511

I have heard that the library may have the book if this is of interest to you.

Any Computer Networks book would be handy as a reference.

Preprequisites: undergraduate networks knowledge will be required.