Advanced Wireless Networking
General Information



The course is the follow-up to ECE/CSC 575. In this course we will explore cutting edge topics in wireless networking. This course will trade breadth in favor of depth.

The course does not treat in detail:

There is a semester-long project associated with this course. The projects is research oriented (within reason).

Time and Place

Tu,Th 12:50pm - 2:05pm in MRC-313

The lab is located in EB2-2027. Access is via student ID (or a FOB). Your student ID should already work; if you don't, you can get one from Dunn street. Contact Marhn Fullmer ( for details.


Mihail L. Sichitiu (email:
Office: EB2-3058
Phone: 515-7348

Office hours (in class and DE): Tuesday, Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm in EB2 3058
or by appointment
Office hours (DE only): Thursday 10:30am-11:30am
or by appointment
For appointments, my calendar is usually updated.

Teaching Assistant

Yongchul Kim (email:

Office hours: Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm in EB2 3045
or by appointment


There will be a midterm, a final exam, a project and homework assignments.
Homework 10%
Project: 30%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 30%

Note: All exams will be open books, open notes, open laptop, no network connection.

Homework grading

Late homework assignments will receive 20% less credit for every extra day they are late.
There will be no partial credit for parts of the homework problems. E.g. if a homework assignment has 2 problems with 2 parts each, the score for that homework can be 0,1,2,3 or 4 out of 4. Only the parts that are worked out completely and correctly will be credited.
Every homework assignment will have an equal weight in the final grade.

Project grading

The projects will be completed by teams of students. Each member of the team will receive individual grades as a percentage of the grade of the project.

To compute the weight for each member of the teams, after the project is submitted, I will ask the members of the teams to send me an email with the percentage they think that each member contributed to the project. The member of the team with the highest percentage will get the full grade of the project, the others will get proportionally smaller percentages of the grade.

Every student earning 90% is guaranteed to have an A.
Every student earning 80% is guaranteed to have a B.
Every student earning 70% is guaranteed to have a C.
Every student earning 60% is guaranteed to have a D.

Audit students must earn a B average on the homework to pass.
For credit students must earn a B average to pass.




There will be no textbook for this course. I will post the papers we will use on the reference webpage.

Students with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653

For more information on NC State's policy on working with students with disabilities, please see

Academic integrity

All the provisions of the code of academic integrity apply to this course. In addition, it is my understanding and expectation that your signature on any test or homework assignment means that you neither gave nor received unauthorized aid.