Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU2 Course Objectives Study the problem of designing circuit networks – Analytical models – Control mechanisms - typical – Resource optimization Specific scope: other equally pertinent topics excluded – Virtual circuit or context formation, switch design, … Assume general networking knowledge – Various types of networking arenas, common protocols
Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU3 Background Assume general networking knowledge – Various types of networking arenas, common protocols General programming ability – Comfortable with C/C++ or other high-level – Able to pick up other programming environments – Familiar with Unity / VCL Self-guided study – Achieve stated learning objectives by setting and performing your own course of study
Background… Introductions 570 or equivalent Degree program – stage Other courses – before and now 700-level courses 579, 779, or equivalent Programming Simulation CPLEX Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU4
Instructional Mode Initial lectures by instructor (may be interspersed) Homework assignments (short-fuse) on material – Mostly programming / simulation, some math or descriptive Individual study (long-term – but variable) – Perform deeper study of specific topics in scope – Create tutorial, make presentation in class (full period) – Submit report, slides, any notes Scope of individual study – Not research – tutorial (different bar) Performance study may form part – Consult instructor to see if scope is appropriate Final test (one week) – Mix of descriptive and application Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU5
6 Grading Work Products – Homeworks (40%) – Individual Study (30%) – Final Test (30%) Attendance is required – Class participation is essential – Sign-up sheet – ask if you came in late – Absence may incur grade penalty – University-excused absences are acceptable Discuss all cases with instructor Generally, grading expected to be lenient – Yours to lose
Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU7 Administration and Communication WolfWare website WolfWare Message board – Not instantaneous, but regular – Primary means of communicating with instructor – Archived after each major work product Office hours – Blackboard Collaborate – In person Email … WolfWare submit, GradeBook Course workspace lockers
Support Teaching Assistants – none ! – Grader may be available for some assignments Unity / VCL computing help Yourself. – Class mailing list is open to all – Messageboard is available for discussions Copyright Fall 2012, Rudra Dutta, NCSU8
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