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EE 461
Introduction to Computer-Communication Networks

4 credits

Spring 2011

Mondays and Wednesdays
10:30 - 12:20 pm (class - EEB 031)

Mondays 3:30-4:20 or Wednesdays 1:30-2:20
(TA Sessions - EEB 137)

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Instructor: Payman Arabshahi, Applied Physics Laboratory and Dept. of Electrical Engineering, ude.notgnihsaw.ee@namyap, Tel: (206) 221-6990. Office hours: after class (EEB 037), or by appointment.

Teaching Assistants:

  • Chou-Chang Yang, <ccjack at uw.edu>, Tel: (302) 690-1853. Section AB, Wednesdays, 1:30-2:20 (EEB 137). Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:00, and Wednesday 2:30-4:00 in Sieg 128, or by appointment.
  • Laura Vertatschitsch <vertatle at gmail.com>, Tel: (425) 221-0192. Section AA, Mondays, 3:30-4:20 (EEB 137). Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 in Sieg 126B, or by appointment.

Grader: Tien-Jui Lee, <tienlee at u.washington.edu>.

Class Mailing List: <ee461a_sp11 at u.washington.edu>

Textbook: James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 5th edition, Addison Wesley, 2009. Errata (pdf).

Software: Wireshark.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer communication networks, their protocols, and applications. Topics to be covered include: overview of network architectures, applications, transport, congestion, routing, and data link protocols, addressing, local area networks, and wireless networks. Examples will be drawn primarily from the Internet (e.g., TCP, UDP, and IP) protocol suite.

Prerequisites: An inquisitive mind, CSE 143; either MATH 390/STAT 390, STAT 391, or IND E 315.


  • Homeworks 1 through 5: 3% each, for a total of 15%
  • Labs 1 through 5: 3% each, for a total of 15%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 40%
  • All homeworks will be due in class, one week from assigned date. No late homeworks will be accepted.
  • There will be no make-up exams; absences with valid reasons will have credit pro-rated to the Final.
  • All exams are in-class, closed-book; two 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of formulas/notes allowed for Midterm (1 hour duration) and four sheets for the Final (2 hours).

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