The course introduces the analytical techniques used in the design and performance analysis of networks. Building on their knowledge of networking technology and applied mathematics, especially probability, students learn basic queuing theory, to be applied to performance analysis of multiplexers, switches and multiple access networks. Newer techniques such as the network calculus, the study of non-Poissonian long range dependent traffic sources and applications to TCP, admission control, advanced packet switches and IEEE 802.11 networks are introduced.
Prerequisites: EL 5363 and EL 6303. *Online version available.