CSE 6590 - High Performance Computer Networks

Fall 2010, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, York University (Toronto, Canada)


September 27: We have moved back to CSEB-3033. We will use CSEB-3033 until further notice.

September 22: New classroom starting from Sept. 27: RS-156

September 15: Lecture is moved temporarily to CSEB-3033 (seminar room on the 3rd floor), 11:30-13:00.

September 13: First lecture, 11:30-13:00, in TEL-0012. Graduate students are welcome to audit the course.

Course Outline

This course focuses on various aspects of wireless ad-hoc networks, namely architectures, routing, medimum access control, security, data link and transport issues, and performance evaluations. We also cover multicast and multimedia applications. Students will also learn and practice practical skills needed for their graduate studies such as writing research papers, making slides for presentations, and presenting their work at seminars, conferences and thesis defenses.


Mon & Wed, 11:30-13:00

Lecture schedule

Lecture notes


U.T. Nguyen
Office: CSE 2024 (Computer Science & Engineering Building)
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33274
Email: utn @ cse . yorku . ca
Office hours (tentative):

Grading Scheme


Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards
by Yan Zhang, Jijun Luo and Honglin Hu (Editor)
Publisher: Auerbach (December 2006)
ISBN: 0849373999

Wireless Mesh Networks
by Ian Akyildiz and Xudong Wang
Publisher: Wiley (March 2009)
ISBN: 0470032561

Ad Hoc Wireless Networks : Architectures and Protocols
by C. Siva Ram Murthy and B.S. Manoj
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (2004)
ISBN: 013147023X