Last modified: May 18, 2012, 10:46am
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page is maintained by: Zygmunt J. Haas - haas(at)ece(dot)cornell(dot)edu
The final grades of the course were
reported to the ECE Student Services.
Thank you for taking the course. I hope
that it was educational and enjoyable as well.
Have a safe and wonderful summer vacation.
Please
pick up all your graded homework sets from the open slots next to room 219 Phillips Hall. (The slot is marked "Graded ECE5660 Homeworks".)
The
final exam was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2:30pm-4:30pm. Room number: 310 Frank
Rhodes Hall.
For
the final exam, you can bring one one-sided formula sheet. Also, please bring a
working calculator.
The
class of April 12 was cancelled. A makeup class was held on Monday, April 16,
at 4:30pm in 407 Phillips Hall.
The
course midterm exam was held on Friday, March 30, 2:55pm-4:10pm. Room: 203
Phillips Hall.
Links to Erlang B and Erlang C tables
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ONLY your CID on any work that you turn in (homework
assignments, exams, etc.) If you use any identifier other than CID, we cannot
assure your privacy. If you use any identifier other than CID, your implicitly
waive your privacy rights.
Graded
HWs can be picked up in the open
slots next to room 219 Phillips Hall.
Turn in your
homework sets into the "ECE
5660" box next to room 219
Phillips Hall
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obtain Course ID (CID), send an e-mail from a Cornell account to: haas@ece.cornell.edu with "CID Request"
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Your CID will
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Welcome to
ECE5660/Spring 2012. Our first class will be held on Tuesday, January 31.
Read an
article on "Creating a
Mathematical Theory of Computer Networks," by Leonard Kleinrock (the
"Father of the Internet")
Read
about the inventor of Spread SpectrumDuring World War II, Hedy Lamarr
was a glamorous Hollywood star, "the most beautiful girl in the
world," whose real-life story is arguably more alluring, and certainly
more heroic, than any role she played on the silver screen.
See
and play with an M/M/1
simulator.
To
calculate Erlang formulas use: http://www.erlang.com/calculator.
(Note, the number of agents is the number of circuits.)
To
calculate Erlang-B formula, you
can use the recursive formula in EE445 (Leon-Garcia and Widjaja,
Communication Networks, page 259).
An introductory course in tools and techniques for modeling communication networks,
synthesis of network protocols, analysis of network protocols’ operation, and
performance evaluation of network protocols, when deployed in a particular
communication network. Analytical tools include advanced probability theory,
discrete and continuous-time Markov Chains, queuing theory, and graph theory.
Simulation methods and statistical tools for analysis of data obtained from
simulation models are studied. The basic mechanisms used in designing
communication protocols in wireless and wired networks are illustrated by
examples from practical systems. Discussions of some classical papers help
students learn about best practices as well as common mistakes occurring in
studies of communication networks.
Required Course Text
1.
D. Bertsekas and R. Gallager, "Data
Networks," second edition, Prentice Hall 1992
2.
References to
articles will be provided during the course
Other
References (not required)
1. A. Papoulis
and S.U. Pillai, "Probability,
Random Variables and Stochastic Processes," fourth
edition, McGraw Hill, 2002
Instructor |
324 Frank Rhodes Hall; haas(at)ece(dot)cornell(dot)edu |
What constitutes a "legitimate reason"?
Event |
Grading
component |
The event
occurred |
Required
proof |
you are
out of town at a conference or on a job interview |
homework |
any one of the two days before the homework
due date or on the homework due date |
conference registration, airline ticket,
interview invitation letter |
-"- |
exam |
the day of the exam |
conference registration, airline ticket,
interview invitation letter |
family
emergency |
homework |
any one of the two days before the homework
due date or on the homework due date |
"reasonable proof" confirming that
the emergency has occurred and specifying the emergency dates |
-"- |
exam |
any one of the two days before the exam date
or on the exam day |
"reasonable proof" confirming that
the emergency has occurred and specifying the emergency dates |
you’re
sick |
homework |
the
day before the homework due date |
a note from a health professional indicating
that on these days you were unable to function |
-"- |
exam |
one of the two days before the exam day or on
the exam day |
a note from a health professional indicating
that on these days you were unable to function |
Excuses will not be granted in any other cases or without satisfying
the above requirements.
To be considered a legitimate reason, you need to provide Prof. Haas
with the required proof as soon as possible.
(if not specified otherwise, the source is the course textbook)
Week
of January 30: Probability and Random Processes - Refresher
Week
of February 6: Chapter 1, textbook
Week
of February 13: Chapter 3, section 3.3
Week
of February 20: Chapter 3, section 3.3
Week
of February 27: Chapter 3, up to section 3.5
Week
of March 5: Chapter 3, up to section 3.5 (M/G/1 systems)
Week
of March 12: Chapter 3, up to section 3.5 (again)
Week
of March 19: Spring Break
Week
of March 26: Chapter 3, up to section 3.5 (again)
Week
of April 2: Section 3.8 (excluding 3.8.3)
Week
of April 9: Chapter 4 (up to Section 4.4)
Week
of April 16: Section 4.4
Week
of April 23: Chapter 5: Sections 5.1, 5.2
Week
of May 30: Chapter 5: Section 5.4
There will
be about 6 assignments in this course. Each assignment is due in class two
weeks after its distribution:
HW#1
is
due: February 14, 2012, by 11:30am
HW#2 is due: February 29, 2012,
by 11:30am
HW#3 is due: March 14, 2012, by 11:30am
HW#4 is due: March 28, 2012, by 11:30am
HW#5 is due: April 18, 20120,
by 11:30am.
HW#6 is due: May 2, 2012,
by 11:30am