Laurent Vanbever: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Laurent Vanbever
FieldNetworked Systems
Address
Inst. f. Techn. Informatik u. K.
ETH Zürich, ETZ G 90
Gloriastrasse 35
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 70 04
E-maillvanbever@ethz.ch
URLhttps://nsg.ee.ethz.ch
DepartmentInformation Technology and Electrical Engineering
RelationshipAssociate Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
227-0120-00LCommunication Networks Information 6 credits4GL. Vanbever
AbstractAt the end of this course, you will understand the fundamental concepts behind communication networks and the Internet. Specifically, you will be able to:

- understand how the Internet works;
- build and operate Internet-like infrastructures;
- identify the right set of metrics to evaluate the performance of a network and propose ways to improve it.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, the students will understand the fundamental concepts of communication networks and Internet-based communications. Specifically, students will be able to:

- understand how the Internet works;
- build and operate Internet-like network infrastructures;
- identify the right set of metrics to evaluate the performance or the adequacy of a network and propose ways to improve it (if any).

The course will introduce the relevant mechanisms used in today's networks both from an abstract perspective but also from a practical one by presenting many real-world examples and through multiple hands-on projects.

For more information about the lecture, please visit: https://comm-net.ethz.ch
Lecture notesLecture notes and material for the course will be available before each course on: https://comm-net.ethz.ch
LiteratureMost of course follows the textbook "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (6th Edition)" by Kurose and Ross.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo prior networking background is needed. The course will include some programming assignments (in Python) for which the material covered in Technische Informatik 1 (227-0013-00L) and Technische Informatik 2 (227-0014-00L) will be useful.