CSE 222: Computer Communications Networks


Instructor: Amin Vahdat
Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 - 3:20, Center 205
Teaching Assistant: Jeannie Albrecht
TA Office Hours: Thursday, 4:00-5:00, 3140 EBU3B (and by appt)
Textbook: Computer Networks: A Systems Approach 3rd edition by Peterson and Davie. 


CSE 222 is a graduate course on computer networks. The continued exponential growth of the Internet has made the network an important part of our everyday lives. Companies use the network to conduct business, doctors to diagnose medical issues, etc. This course will provide a broad understanding of exactly how the network infrastructure supports distributed applications. Topics covered in the course include: Internet routing, transport protocols, multicast, network security, network overlays, and peer-to-peer systems.

This is a research-oriented course focusing on current and classic papers from the research literature. Further, all students will work on an original research project, culminating in a project writeup and conference-style presentation. In the past, the very best of these course projects have resulted (with additional work) in publication in top conferences.

Prerequisites for the course include a general understanding of computer networks, distributed systems, and operating systems.