CS290F: Networking for Multimedia
- The technical content of this course will focus on the relationship
between multimedia, specifically audio and video, and delivery over
various kinds of networks. Topics include: multimedia encoding
and compression; error impact and artifact concealment; strategies
for real-time content streaming; and challenges of large-scale
multimedia systems. A second focus of the course will be to identify
the primary venues for disseminating research results in the field,
review the proceedings of those venues and identify what the top
research themes have been for the last several years. A third focus
of the course will be practice at writing and presenting technical
- Understand the research venues in which recent work is published.
- Understand the different challenges with communicating multimedia data.
- Project providing insight into a new concept or implementing an existing solution.
- Practice in technical writing and presenting.
Course Objectives and Department Mission
- Because the Internet is such an important part of the communications
infrastructure, understanding how it works is of benefit to everyone.
Understanding the Internet in detail is especially critical for Computer
Science students. Not only do students learn how communication takes place,
but the Internet serves as an excellent example of a highly distributed and
complex computer system. As a consequence, understanding the Internet fits
well with the CS Department's Mission.
- Kevin Almeroth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Location: 2113, Engineering I
Office Hours: 11:00am-1:00pm on Mon/Wed; by appointment, or if my door is open.
- 40%: Assignments (approximately 8-10 per-class or weekly assignments)
- 20%: Take Home Exam (somewhere in the 7th-9th week of the quarter)
- 40%: Project