Ankit Singla: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name||Prof. Dr. Ankit Singla|
Institut für Computing Platforms
ETH Zürich, STF K 512
|Telephone||+41 44 632 43 21|
|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)|
|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, T. Roscoe, 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 |
Previously called Advanced Computer Networks
|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.|