CSE 6590 - High Performance Computer Networks

Fall 2013, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , York University (Toronto, Canada)


Oct. 17: Lecture is cancelled and replaced by Friday, Oct. 18, 3PM-4:30PM in LAS-3033
Oct. 24, Nov. 12 and Nov. 21: Lectures are in BC-214.
Oct. 4: Qualnet tutorial in LAS-3033, from 3pm-5pm.
Oct. 1 to 22 (inclusive): Lectures are in LAS-3033.
Sept. 10: First class, 11:30-13:00, in BC-214. All graduate students are welcome to audit the course. Print and bring the first set of notes to class.

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.

Lecture Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-13:00, BC-214 (Bethune College)

Course schedule

Lecture notes


Uyen Trang (U.T.) Nguyen
Office: LAS-2024 (Lassonde Building)
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33274
Email: utn @ cse . yorku . ca
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:00

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