CS176B: Network Computing
Focus on networking and web technologies used in the Internet. The class covers socket programming and web-based techniques that are used to build distributed applications.
- Internet operation, characteristics, and study
- Socket programming and application layer protocols.
- Advanced topics in networking (CDN, P2P, Gaming, VoIP, etc.)
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
- Lecture Time/Place
- Mon/Wed from 11:00am to 12:15pm (PSYCH 1924)
- Discussion Time/Place
- Mon 1:00pm to 1:50pm (GIRV 2128) or Tue 5:00pm to 5:50pm (GIRV 1119)
- First discussion is Jan-16
- Last discussion is Mar-13
Course WWW Site: there is a Moodle
Web Site on GauchoSpace. The link is: https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/course/view.php?id=2881.
- Course Material
- Much of the material we will use for this course will be
information published on web pages or in research papers. Links and
papers will all be posted on GauchoSpace. That said, the book from
CS176A and others will be a good source for some of the topics.
- [Recommended Textbook] J.
Kurose and K. Ross, Computer
Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet",
Addison-Wesley, 2nd edition (July 2002), 3rd edition (May 2004), 4th
edition (April 2007), or 5th edition (Mar 2009).
- Required Prerequisites: CS176A, CS176A, CS176A.
Kevin Almeroth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Location: 2113, Harold Frank Hall (Engineering I)
Office Hours: 10am-11am and 12:15pm-1:30pm on Mon/Wed; by appt, or open door.
Yibo Zhu (email@example.com)
Office Location: 1413, Phelps
Office Hours: 2pm-5pm on Thur
Daniel Havey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Location: 2158, Harold Frank Hall (Engineering I)
Office Hours: 2pm-5pm on Tue
- 52%: Homeworks
- [12%] Homework #1 due on 02/05 at 11:59pm -- Programming
- [08%] Homework #A due on 02/12 at 11:59pm -- Internet Tools
- [12%] Homework #2 due on 03/02 at 11:59pm -- Programming
- [08%] Homework #B due on 03/08 at 11:59pm -- Streaming Audio
- [12%] Homework #3 due on 03/17 at 11:59pm -- Programming
- 23%: Midterm Exam [February 15]
- 25%: Final Exam [March 22 from 12pm-3pm]
- Due dates will be posted on the GauchoSpace web site.
- There is no late homework/exam make-up. All missed
homeworks/exams earn a 0.
- All exams are closed notes/books/calculator/etc.