CS 725/825 Computer Networks, IT 725 Network Technology

Course Outline

Introduction to fundamental concepts of computer networks and exploration of widely-used networking technologies. Topics include principles of congestion and error control protocols; network routing; local, wireless, and access networks; application protocol design; and network programming. In-depth discussion of the Internet suite of protocols. More...

Credits 4 (CS 725 and IT 725), 3 (CS 825)
Section 01
Semester Fall 2022
Date/Time MW 2:10 - 3:30 pm, Kingsbury Hall S145
Instructor Radim Bartos
Office: Kingsbury N229, rbartos@cs.unh.edu, https://www.cs.unh.edu/~rbartos
Phone: 603-862-3792
Office hours: Monday 1-2 pm, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm, and by appointment
TA Abhinav Gupta, Abhinav.Gupta@unh.edu
Office hours: Tuesday, 1-2 pm on Discord, Wednesday, 12-1:30 pm in King W240
Prerequisite CS 520 - Assembly Language Programming and Machine Organization (students registered for CS 725 or CS 825), IT 520 - Computer Architecture (students registered for IT 725), or permission of the instructor.
Teaching method Lectures, homework projects, programming assignments, experiments with networks and networking equipment.
Assignments Problems from the textbook and programming projects. Assignments are due at the beginning of a class. There will be 20% per-day penalty for late submissions. Assuming no major schedule disruptions, the assignments will be due on September 14, September 28, October 19, November 21, and December 12, 2022.
Exams Two in-class exams (October 5 and November 9, 2022) and a final take-home exam/project (due December 16, 2022).
Grading 40% assignments, 40% in-class exams, 20% final exam/project. Grading scale: 94% and above: A, 90% and above: A-, 87% and above: B+, 84% and above: B, 80% and above: B-, 77% and above: C+, 74% and above: C, 70% and above: C-, etc. Students with a documented disability must register with the UNH Disability Services. More...
Text James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, Eighth Edition, Pearson, 2021. Earlier editions are also permissible. Some of the assignments will include problems from the most recent edition of the textbook. If you use an older edition of the textbook, the problems or wording might be different.
Academic honesty Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all work submitted in this course has to be yours and yours only. You can use resources available on the Internet but must acknowledge them in your submission. You are obviously prohibited from sharing solutions, however, it is permissible to discuss approaches on Piazza. Detected cases of cheating will have very serious consequences. If you have doubts whether a particular form of collaboration is permissible, talk to me before you do it or describe and acknowledge it in your submission if it has already happened. You are bound by the University Academic Honesty Policy.
Course policies The course follows all standard UNH policies, including those on accommodations and absences for non-academic reasons. More...
Teams Traditionally, this course used Piazza and Slack as the main means for communication within the course. Both platforms recently adopted more restrictive policies for their free versions and so we will try to use UNH-licensed Microsoft Teams in their place. The policy is that any course-related question that is not strictly individual should be posted on our Teams General channel for all to see. Students are encouraged to respond to questions of others. For private questions, message me directly, rather than sending an email. I respond to messages much more quickly than to emails. All students in the course should have been added to the course team, let me know if you have any issues.
Discord Another way to contact the instructor or the TA is via the department Discord server. Use the #cs725 channel regardless of what section of the course you are registered for.
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