This webpage is for Networked Students enrolled in NetSys 295 (course code 36690) during 2019-2020.
- We will discuss the course at the Networked Systems Orientation, on Friday, September 27 11:00-12:30, in DBH (Donald Bren Hall) room 2011.
Course Overview: The goal of this class is to expose Networked Systems students to a wide range of advanced topics in the field of networking.
- The seminars will be on the dates and times listed on the Networked Systems Seminars webpage. These dates are subject to change. Please check the webpage every week for updates.
- There will be approximately 9 seminars during the 2019-2020 academic year. During Fall 2019, most seminars will take place on Fridays 11:00-noon. During Winter 2020 and Spring 2020, most seminars will take place on Fridays either during 9:15-10:20 or during 11:00-noon.
- The seminars will take place in the rooms listed on the Networked Systems Seminars webpage (usually DBH 6011 or MDEA), not the room listed in the Schedule of Classes.
- Some of the Networked Systems Seminars will coincide with seminars in the CS Seminar Series, and some of the NetSys seminars will coincide with seminars in the EECS Seminar Series. However, there are many seminars in the CS Seminar Series and in the EECS Seminar Series that are not part of the Networked Systems Seminars.
- There are two requirements to pass the course:
- You must attend all, or all but one, of the Networked Systems Seminars during academic year 2019-2020 (Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020). Attendance will be recorded using an electronic system; instructions on recording your attendance will be sent to you at the beginning of the quarter.
- You must submit a satisfactory Report (see below for details).
- We will assign a grade of S (satisfactory) at the end of Fall 2019 and at the end of Winter 2019, unless you have already failed to attend 2 or more NetSys seminars. We will assign a grade of S (satisfactory) at the end of Spring 2020 if and only if you have satisfied both requirements (attendance and a satisfactory Report). We will assign a grade of U (unsatisfactory) at the end of Spring 2020 if you have failed to satisfy either requirement.
- To complete the NetSys 295 course requirement for the M.S. degree in Networked Systems or for the Ph.D. degree in Networked Systems, you must receive a grade of S (satisfactory) in Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020.
- For students who are pursuing the M.S. degree in Networked Systems following Plan II (Comprehensive Examination Plan), the comprehensive examination will be administered through NetSys 295 and will consist of the Report.
- You must write a Report on one of the Networked Systems Seminars during academic year 2019-2020. The Report may be on any seminar in any quarter (Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020).
- You may choose any single seminar as the topic for your report.
- The Report should provide a summary of the research discussed in the seminar. It should include:
- The title of the Networked Systems Seminar talk, and the name of the speaker.
- A brief summary of the problem that the speaker talked about.
- A brief summary of why this problem is important.
- A brief summary of the contributions in the research literature relevant to this problem.
- A description of the research approach discussed by the speaker.
- A summary of the research results discussed by the speaker.
- A list of references you discussed in the Report.
- No specific format is required. The Report should be approximately 2-4 pages, e.g. approximately 2 pages single line spacing in 10 point font or approximately 4 pages 1.5 line spacing in 11 point font.
- Please convert your Report into a pdf file.
- Please upload your report to Canvas (link to be provided soon).
- You must upload your Report by June 5, 2020. However, we encourage you to write your Report soon after a seminar that interests you. If you submit the Report by May 8, the instructors may be able to give you feedback to make sure the Report is satisfactory.