Welcome to the course on Internet Protocols!
The first lecture will be held at 12:15 till 14:00 on January 11th (Wed) at TU3 1194-1195. We will give an overview of the course content, and will also introduce the practical arrangements, including exercise sessions and group assignments. The course will include about 6 lectures and 4 group learning sessions. All the lectures and group learning sessions will be scheduled on Wednesday afternoon starting from 12:15. It is mandatory to attend all the group learning sessions, except if you have a suitable reason, e.g. illness.
Please note that we have redesigned the course for Spring 2017 to focus on network protocol design. If you took the course in 2016 or earlier, and did not manage to pass the course, you cannot pass the course in 2017 by simply retaking exams. In fact, this course will not have exams in Spring 2017. To pass the course, students must complete group assignments and submit learning diaries as required. Grades will be given mainly based on the results of group assignments. It would be a good chance to find partners for group assignments during the first lecture.
It is necessary to have some kind of programming experience. We try to give you more freedom to choose which programming languages to use. Our course assistants will be very happy to help you with your assignments during exercise sessions (every Friday afternoon 14.15-16.00 at TUAS 1023-1024 starting from January 20th, excluding exam weeks). It is not mandatory, but we would highly recommend you to attend the exercise sessions. You would need to bring your own computers to the exercise sessions.
If you would like to share with us your expectations for this course, please feel free to send emails to Prof. Yu Xiao (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any suggestion or comment would be highly appreciated!
Course Assistants: Saba Ahsan and Arseny Kurnikov.