- There will be six problem sets during the term. See the course outline for tentative assignment dates. All problem sets will be posted on the course web page.
- Problem sets are usually due one week after they are assigned. They are due at the beginning of class, and must be turned in either in lecture or to the instructor's mailbox in 3019 Bren Hall.
- No late homework will be accepted.
- Some problems on the problem set will be graded based on effort, but not on the correctness of the answer. Other problems will be graded based both on effort and on the knowledge demonstrated. It will not be announced beforehand which problems fall into which category.
- Graded problem sets will normally be returned one week after the due date. Solutions will be available online when the problem sets are returned.
- Your lowest problem set score will be dropped at the end of the quarter.
- There will be one project to be completed during the second half of the term. It will be on a topic of your choice, based on something we cover in class. Typically, this will focus on one technology or one type of application.
- Projects will be done in groups of 3 students. You must form your group and choose a topic by November 14.
- Some projects will be chosen for presentation to the class during the last two weeks of the quarter. Others will turn in a report.
- See the project webpage for details.
Letter grades are based on the instructor's evaluation of your demonstrated performance in the course. An overall score in the course will be calculated using the following weighting:
- Problem Sets (25%)
- Project (35%)
- Final (40%)
No absolute scale will be used in assigning letter grades to each overall score. Instead, the instructor will use his judgment to decide what letter grade is appropriate for each overall score range. The instructor reserves the right to override this policy in individual cases where the student has demonstrated mastery of the material on the final, but this is rare.
All grades (problem sets, project, final, and the final course letter grade) will be available through eee.uci.edu.
- Interactive applets, Interactive Exercises, and Powerpoint Slides from Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, James Kurose & Keith Ross, Addison-Wesley.
- Computer Networks, Andrew Tanenbaum and David Wetherall, Prentice Hall. (publisher, UCI reserve)
- Communication Networks : Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures, Albert Leon-Garcia & Indra Widjaja, McGraw Hill. (publisher, UCI reserve)
- Communication Networks: A First Course, Jean Walrand, McGraw Hill. (google, UCI reserve)
- Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Larry Peterson & Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann. (google, UCI reserve)
- High-Performance Communication Networks, Jean Walrand & Pravin Varaiya, Morgan Kaufmann. (google, UCI reserve)
- Data and Computer Communications, William Stallings, Prentice-Hall. (publisher, UCI reserve)
Policy on Academic Honesty:
- UCI Policy on Academic Honesty. This includes a definition of plagiarism.
- On problem sets, you are strongly encouraged to work in groups to discuss your approach to solving each problem, but you must work individually in progressing from that point toward the solution. You must turn in only your own work. Use of any solutions from any source other than a student's own work is considered plagiarism.
- On the project, the work presented is expected to represent the participation of all members of the group. Anything that is other than the group's own work must be properly cited or it is considered plagiarism.
- Students agree that by taking this course all required papers are subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy agreement posted on the Turnitin.com site.
Add Drop Policy:
- Attendance at project presentations is expected. Students are responsible for all material covered in all lectures, and the instructor will not provide notes. Posted lecture slides will be missing some key material.
- To be respectful to your classmates, please turn off cell phones when in the classroom, and avoid discussion that is not part of classroom activity.