CSC 773 Advanced Internet Protocols


Spring 2009, EB2 1021, TH 3:50 – 5:05

Department of Computer Science

North Carolina State University


Course Syllabus (detailed)


Dr. Injong Rhee Office: EB II  3268, Phone: 515-3305 
Office Hours:  Monday, 10~11am
Email: rhee AT 
Home page:



Sungro Yoon, PhD Student, CSC, NCSU.

Email: syoon4 AT ncsu dot edu

TA Hours:  Friday, 1:00 ~ 2:00 pm
Office :
EBII 2240



In CSC/ECE 573, we learned about various topics related to Internet protocols including Internet architec- ture, applications, TCP/IP, and routing in general. As a sequel to CSC/ECE573 Internet Protocols, CSC/ECE773 provides students with opportunities in learning and practicing the state-of-the art research work in the areas of Computer Networking. To prepare students for research work, we will first discuss a few HOW-TOs on conducting research, and writing papers and presenting research work. Then we will review and discuss recent research papers presented in top Computer Networking conferences and jour- nals. Through this review, students are exposed to current hot research problems and topics in Computer Networking and related research practices on studying these problems. This eventually provides guide- lines and examples for students for conducting their own research projects. In the beginning of the course, students will select research topics and define research problems for their projects, and spend the majority of the class time on discussing and presenting the progress of their research projects through face-to-face meetings with the teach staff. The project is expected to be a team project. I will provide sev- eral suggestions for research projects and also encourage students to propose their own research projects. Based on mutually agreed-upon projects, individual research teams and I will meet regularly (outside or during the class time) to check the project progress. In the end of the course, students are re- sponsible for writing a term paper on their research projects and demonstrating and delivering their re- search products. The grading will be strictly based on student presentations, paper reviews and research projects.


Grading policy

Quiz: 10%
Presentation: 30%
Reviews: 5%
Project: 50%
Class participation: 5% (the TA will assign this participation grades to students who are asking questions
		during the paper presentation in each class period).

The following grade scale will be used (no curve is applied):


98% - 100% A+

87% - 89% B+

77% - 79% C+

67% - 69% D+

59% and below F

94% - 97%   A

84% - 86% B

74% - 76% C

64% - 66% D


90% - 93 %  A-

80% - 83% B-

70% - 73% C-

60% - 63% D-