Further Explorations

EE 461
Introduction to Computer-Communication Networks

4 credits

Spring 2015

Mondays and Wednesdays
11:30 - 1:20 pm (class - EEB 025)

Mondays: 3:30 - 4:20 (TA session AA - EEB 054)
Wednesdays: 1:30 - 2:20 (TA session AB - EEB 025)

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Instructor: Payman Arabshahi, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics Laboratory, ude.notgnihsaw.ee@namyap, Tel: (206) 221-6990. Office hours: after class (EEB 054), or by appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Arash Tarkhan, <atarkhan at uw.edu>, Tel: (206) 601-8646. Office Hours: Mondays, 2:00-3:30 pm in EEB M406, and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm in EEB M306, or by appointment.

Class Mailing List: <ee461a_sp15 at u.washington.edu>

Textbook: James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 6th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2013.

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: 10%
  • Labs: 10%
  • Midterm: 40%
  • Final: 40%
  • Homeworks will be due via the class Dropbox, or in class (paper). 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, open-book; two 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of formulas/notes allowed for Midterm and four sheets for the Final.

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