Ankit Singla: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name||Dr. Ankit Singla|
|227-0559-10L||Seminar in Communication Networks: Learning, Reasoning and Control |
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 24.
|2 credits||2S||L. Vanbever, A. Singla|
|Abstract||In this seminar participating students review, present, and discuss (mostly recent) research papers in the area of computer networks. This semester the seminar will focus on topics blending networks with machine learning and control theory.|
|Objective||The two main goals of this seminar are: 1) learning how to read and review scientific papers; and 2) learning how to present and discuss technical topics with an audience of peers.|
Students are required to attend the entire seminar, choose a paper to present from a given list, prepare and give a presentation on that topic, and lead the follow-up discussion. To ensure the talks' quality, each student will be mentored by a teaching assistant. In addition to presenting one paper, every student is also required to submit one (short) review for one of the two papers presented every week in-class (12 reviews in total).
The students will be evaluated based on their submitted reviews, their presentation, their leadership in animating the discussion for their own paper, and their participation in the discussions of other papers.
|Content||The seminar will start with two introductory lectures in week 1 and week 2. Starting from week 3, participating students will start reviewing, presenting, and discussing research papers. Each week will see two presentations, for a total of 24 papers.|
The course content will vary from semester to semester. This semester, the seminar will focus on topics blending networks with machine learning and control theory. For details, please see: https://seminar-net.ethz.ch
|Lecture notes||The slides of each presentation will be made available on the website.|
|Literature||The paper selection will be made available on the course website: https://seminar-net.ethz.ch|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Communication Networks (227-0120-00L) or equivalents. It is expected that students have prior knowledge in machine learning and control theory, for instance by having attended appropriate courses.|
|252-0064-00L||Computer Networks||7 credits||4V + 2U||A. Perrig, A. Singla|
|Abstract||This introductory course on computer networking takes a top-down view from networked applications all through the physical layer.|
|Objective||Students will get a comprehensive overview of the key protocols and the architecture of the Internet, as one example of more general principles in network design. Students will also acquire hands-on experience in programming different aspects of a computer networks. Apart from the state-of-the-art in networking practice, students will explore the rationale for the design choices that networks in the past have made, and where applicable, why these choices may no longer be ideal.|
|Lecture notes||The slides for each lecture will be made available through the course Web page, along with additional reference material.|
|Literature||Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross. Pearson; 7th edition (May 6, 2016)|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The bonus projects use C programming. ETH courses in the Bachelor track before this course already cover this. For other students, e.g., exchange, please take note of this requirement: you can still take the course and get a good (even 6/6) grade, but you are disadvantaged compared to others who can get the bonus points, if you don't fulfill this prerequisite.|
|252-0817-00L||Distributed Systems Laboratory |
In the Master Programme max. 10 credits can be accounted by Labs
on top of the Interfocus Courses. Additional Labs will be listed on the Addendum.
|10 credits||9P||G. Alonso, T. Hoefler, F. Mattern, A. Singla, R. Wattenhofer, C. Zhang|
|Abstract||This course involves the participation in a substantial development and/or evaluation project involving distributed systems technology. There are projects available in a wide range of areas: from web services to ubiquitous computing including as well wireless networks, ad-hoc networks, and distributed application on mobile phones.|
|Objective||Students acquire practical knowledge about technologies from the area of distributed systems.|
|Content||This course involves the participation in a substantial development and/or evaluation project involving distributed systems technology. There are projects available in a wide range of areas: from web services to ubiquitous computing including as well wireless networks, ad-hoc networks, and distributed application on mobile phones. The objecte of the project is for the students to gain hands-on-experience with real products and the latest technology in distributed systems. There is no lecture associated to the course.|
For information of the course or projects available, please contact Prof. Mattern, Prof. Wattenhofer, Prof. Roscoe or Prof. G. Alonso.
|263-3501-00L||Future Internet||6 credits||1V + 1U + 3A||A. Singla|
|Abstract||This course will discuss recent advances in networking, with a focus on the Internet, with topics ranging from the algorithmic design of applications like video streaming to the likely near-future of satellite-based networking.|
|Objective||The goals of the course are to build on basic undergraduate-level networking, and provide an understanding of the tradeoffs and existing technology in the design of large, complex networked systems, together with concrete experience of the challenges through a series of lab exercises.|
|Content||The focus of the course is on principles, architectures, protocols, and applications used in modern networked systems. Example topics include:|
- How video streaming services like Netflix work, and research on improving their performance.
- How Web browsing could be made faster
- How the Internet's protocols are improving
- Exciting developments in satellite-based networking (ala SpaceX)
- The role of data centers in powering Internet services
A series of programming assignments will form a substantial part of the course grade.
|Lecture notes||Lecture slides will be made available at the course Web site: https://ndal.ethz.ch/courses/fi.html|
|Literature||No textbook is required, but there will be regularly assigned readings from research literature, liked to the course Web site: https://ndal.ethz.ch/courses/fi.html.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||An undergraduate class covering the basics of networking, such as Internet routing and TCP. At ETH, Computer Networks (252-0064-00L) and Communication Networks (227-0120-00L) suffice. Similar courses from other universities are acceptable too.|