ECE/CS 439  Wireless Networks
Spring 2009


Instructor
: Nitin Vaidya

Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
Office location: 458 Coordinated Science Lab (CSL)
Phone: 265-5414
E-mail: nhv@illinois.edu


Teaching Assistant:  Tae Hyun Kim (tkim56@illinois.edu)


Lectures:  Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., room 241 Everitt Laboratory

 

  • Course handout
  • Lecture material:

    • Errata : See the errata periodically for corrections to the course notes
    • Chapter 1 (Introduction) of course notes (pages 1-10, dated 1/20/09)
    • Chapter 2 (The Wireless Link) of course notes (pages 11-34, dated 1/21/09)
    • Chapter 3 (Distributed Medium Access Control in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 35-60, dated 1/26/09)
    • Chapter 3 (Distributed Medium Access Control in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 61-70, dated 2/2/09)
    • Chapter 4 (Centralized Protocols for Transmission Scheduling in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 71-78, dated 2/3/09)
    • Chapter 4 (Centralized Protocols for Transmission Scheduling in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 79-89, dated 2/5/09)
    • Chapter 5 (Routing in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 90-122, dated 2/18/09)
    • Chapter 5 (Routing in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 122-142, INCLUDING REVISED page 122, dated 3/1/09). Two paragraphs on page 122 are revised from the previous version -- the revised paragraphs are marked as CORRECTED in the text.
    • Chapter 6 (Address Assignment in Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 143-159, dated 3/4/09)
    • Chapter 7 (TCP over Wireless) of course notes (pages 161-195, dated 3/12/09)
    • Chapter 8 (Topics in Wireless Medium Access Control) of course notes (pages 196-214, dated 3/31/09)
    • Chapter 8 (Topics in Wireless Medium Access Control) of course notes (pages 215-219, dated 4/2/09)
    • Chapter 9 (Capacity of Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 220-233, dated 4/7/09)
    • Chapter 9 (Capacity of Wireless Networks) of course notes (pages 234-236, dated 4/16/09)
    • Errata : See the errata periodically for corrections to the course notes



Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course. The instructor will make course notes on selected topics available. The course notes will be supplemented by papers from conferences and journals.
Mid-term dates:
  • Mid-term test 1: March 3, 2009 (Tuesday) during the normal class time. Material covered through February 25, 2009 (with the exception of Lecture 7 by Prof. Hu on February 10, Tuesday), and the associated readings are included for this test. This test is open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the test.
  • Mid-term test 2: April 14, 2009 (Tuesday) during the normal class time. Material covered through April 6, 2009, and the associated readings are included for this test (with the exception of Lecture 7 by Prof. Hu on February 10, Tuesday), This test is open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the test. While an attempt will be made to relate the questions to material not included for test 1, note that the material included for test 1 may also be necessary in answering test 2 questions.
Final examination:
Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009 (duration 2 hours 30 minutes) in room 241 Everitt Lab. The final examination will be comprehensive (all material covered in the course and associated required readings included, with the exception of Lecture 7 by Prof. Hu on February 10, Tuesday), The final examination will be open-book open-notes. Bring a calculator to the final examination. The above final exam schedule is based on the UIUC non-combined final examination schedule for Spring 2009. If you have a conflict, please let the instructor know as soon as possible. For the UIUC policy on final examination conflicts, please click here.