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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

CSE 516 Mobile Networking (3) Algorithms, systems and design of mobile telecommunication voice and data networks.

CSE 516 Mobile Networking (3)

This course presents the fundamentals of mobile networking and provides simple analytical tools for designing and evaluating these networks. The course is divided into three parts. First, the architecture and algorithms for mobility management and service control in classic circuit-switched cellular networks is presented. Using simple queuing models, students analyze the performance of these networks and examine design trade-offs. GSM is used as a case study. Second, the architecture and algorithms for mobility management is packet-based mobile telecommunications networks are presented. Finally, protocols, algorithms, and performance consideration for the mobile Internet are presented. This course focuses on the practical applications of these concepts, using real systems to illustrate architecture and protocol trade-offs.

The course provides students with a venue in which to pursue research in mobile networking that complements several core areas of the graduate CSE curriculum (e.g., networks, architectures, algorithms, and formal analysis). Following the course in networking, this course enables students to learn the skills and obtain the background knowledge necessary to generate publishable research in the area of mobile networks. This course will serve as an elective for students interested in mobile networking and telecommunications.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2010

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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