Handout 1                                         Preliminaries                                                    9/10/08



CS G250 Wireless Networks


Course homepage: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/course/csg250


Course description: Covers both theoretical issues related to wireless networking and practical systems for both wireless data networks and cellular wireless telecommunication systems. Topics covered include fundamentals of radio communications, channel multiple access schemes, wireless local area networks, routing in multi-hop Ad-hoc wireless networks, mobile IP, and TCP improvements for wireless links, cellular telecommunication systems and quality of service in the context of wireless networks. Requires a project that addresses some recent research issues in wireless and mobile networking. The course is intended primarily for graduates and will review all required networking and mathematical background.


Recommended textbook: “Wireless Communications and Networks,” W. Stallings. Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition 2004. Course notes will be provided for the entire course. It is not required that you purchase this book.


Hours: Mon, Wed, 2:50 PM – 4:30 PM

Classroom: 105 SH


Course mailing list: Please make sure that your emailid is on the course mailing list – csg250@ccs.neu.edu.


Instructor: Ravi Sundaram, koods@ccs.neu.edu.


TAs: Aldo Cassola, acassola@ccs.neu.edu and Ana-Maria Visan, amvisan@ccs.neu.edu


Other: Classes will start at 2:50 so please be on time. Please keep your cell-phones switched off during class hours. Please do not email/IM during class. 


Office hours: Thu, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 242WVH