ECE U628/9, Computer Networks/Lab

Fall 2008

This section of the class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thurday from 4:35pm to 5:40pm in 429 RY.
The labs meet on Tuesday from 3:25pm to 5:25pm in 9 HA.
(The detailed schedule for the labs will be announced in class by the end of September.)


        Stefano Basagni
        Office: Dana 312
        Office hours: Wednesday, from 1pm to 2:30pm.
        Telephone: 617 373 3061

Teaching Assistant: TBA (check the class Blackboard page).

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: All the information, updates, announcements, handouts and homework for this class/lab will be handled via the Blackboard system. You should have a Blackboard account, which is automatically generated when you have a myNeu account. Once you have a Blackboard account, please, make your e-mail publicly available, so you do not miss important announcements about the class.

Textbook: (1) Computer Networking, A Top-Dpwn Approach, fourth edition, J. F. Kurose and K. W. Ross, Addison Wesley, 2008. (2) Notes from the Instructor.

Evaluation: There will be homework, one midterm and one final exam.

Grades: Homework: 20%. Midterm: 35%. Final exam: 45%.

The grades for the class are determined from the total points as follows:

        96-100: A;
        90-95: A-;
        80-89: B+;
        74-79: B;
        70-73: B-;
        65-69: C+;
        58-64: C;
        50-57: C-;
        < 50: F.

Expected Test Dates. Midterm: Thursday October 23 2008 (4:35pm). Final: TBA

Midterm and final exam policy: All exams are CLOSED book and notes. All devices with communication capabilities, including cell phones and pagers, must be turned off during the examination. Stand-alone calculators may be used during the examination (do not use your cell phone calculator). Laptops or palmtops are not permitted.

Student Responsibilities: Class attendance is responsibility of each individual. If a student should elect not to attend a class, s/he is responsible for any handouts, announcements, reading material and content of missed lecture.

Scholastic dishonesty (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, collusion, record falsification, etc.) will be punished according to NU policies and standards.

Guidelines for submitting your homework: Homework are due on the specified date. Turn in what is completed by the deadline for partial credits. No late submission will be accepted. ("No shows" will obtain 0 points.)

If k is the total number of homework assigned, at least (int)(k/2)+1 of the homework have to be turned in for passing the class with more than a B.

All submissions must be your own work. Identical, or semi-identical assignments will not be accepted.

All homework will be handled via Blackboard.

Thanks for attending Fall 2008 ECE U628/9!

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