We will be using Piazza for discussions and sharing lecture notes and assignments.
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- Classes start 8/23!
- A tentative schedule is up
The goal of this course is to cover the introductory topics in networking. We will learn how network applications such as the Web work, what constitutes the "Internet", and how information is transmitted from one part of the world to another. More importantly we will learn the design patterns and general principles in designing Computer Networks. We we learn networking concepts using the OSI layer abstraction going from the application layer all the way down to the physical layer. The class will have a mix of programming assignments and homeworks, take-home exams, and a final exam.
The recommended textbook is: Computer Networks, A Top Down Approach by Kurose and Ross. 7th Edition
I will also make my slides and other reading material available through Piazza. Assignment submissions must be done on Blackboard.
Midterm I exam: 20%
Midterm II Exam: 20%
Programming Assignments: 30%
Programming Assignments: There will be 3 programming assignments. You will get about 2 weeks for each assignment. The assignments are programming heavy. You can program in Python or C. Python is by far the easiest for the assignments and I will strongly advice you to use Python. Assignments should be submitted by 11.59 PM on the day they are due. You will typically get 2 weeks to finish your assignment.
Homeworks: There will be 3 homeworks. These do not require programming and are written assignments. They are due before 11.59 PM on the day they are due. You will typically get 1 week to finish each homework.
Midterm Exams: The exams are in-person and timed. The exam is closed book but I allow a cheat sheet.
Submissions instructions and total attempts: We will use Blackboard for submissions. If you want to resubmit after you already submitted one version of your assignment, you may do so. But you are allowed a maximum of 2 resubmissions (i.e., a maximum of 3 attempts). Irrespective of anything else, your last attempt will be considered. This means, if you submit one version of your homework before the deadline and submit another version after the deadline, we will grade the later submission and grade you according to the late submission policy.
Grace period: You get a 60 hours grace period spanning all 3 programming assignments and a 48 hour grace period spanning your 3 homeworks. You will not be penalized as long as the total hours that you are late does not exceed 60 hours across your assignments and 48 hours across your homeworks. Once your grace period is over, each programming assignment/homework you submit late will be subject to the late penalty below.
Late submission policy: If you submit your assignment at hour h after your deadline (after your grace period), here are the grade penalties
- If 0 < h <= 5, 5% of your grade
- If 5 < h <=15 hours, 8% of your grade,
- If 15 < h <= 24, 15% of your grade
- If 24 < h <= 48, 30% of your grade
- If 48 < h <= 72, 40% of your grade
- If 72 < h <= 96, 60% of your grade,
- h > 96, you cannot submit the assignment.
All issues with grading must be brought up with the instructors on Piazza (in a private post) within 1 week of release of the graded assignment or exam. Any requests/concerns after this date will not be honored. The request must include a detailed explanation of the specific grading issues and reason/correction. We believe students often learn by investigating and understanding their mistakes. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to determine the issues, not the grader/instructor/TA. To promote consistency of grading, questions and concerns about grading should be addressed first to the TA and then, if that does not resolve the issue, to the instructor.
Office hours will be announced on Piazza.
All discussions will take place on Piazza. Please be respectful of your fellow classmates and your instructor when posting questions. Piazza is only to ask questions pertaining to the class and not to air out your grievances. If you post questions or comments on Piazza that I deem derogatory to your classmates, TAs, or instructors (or is otherwise not constructive), I will remove them.
You are expected to read your Piazza posts frequently. I will be posting important announcements on it. Questions posted on Piazza can take up to 24 hours for a response from the instructor or the TA. If you ask a question very close to an assignment deadline, they may go unanswered.
I take academic dishonesty extremely seriously. Your assignments will be tested for plagiarism not only against your classmates but also with all past assignments. If I find evidence of dishonesty, I will immediately notify the Program Director and give you an F in the class.
All deadlines are tentative in the beginning. The firm deadlines will be announced in class and posted on Piazza.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center, Stony Brook Union Suite 107, (631) 632-6748, or at email@example.com. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.
|Week 1||8/23||Introduction and Course Overview||
Homework 1 out
Homework 1 due
Programming Assignment 1 out
||Programming Assignment 1 due|
|Week 7||10/4||MIDTERM I (In-class)|
Homework 2 out
|Week 8||10/11||FALL BREAK. NO CLASS.|
Homework 2 due |
|Week 9||10/18||NO CLASS||Programming Assignment 2 out|
Programming Assignment 2 due on 10/31
||Homework 3 out|
Homework 3 due
Programming assignment 3 out
||Programming assignment 3 due|
|11/24||NO CLASS. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!|
|12/1||MIDTERM II (In-class)|