CSC2229: Software-Defined Networking -- Winter 2020
- Instructor: Yashar Ganjali
- Time: Monday. 10-12 PM, Location: BA5205
- Please note that the location has changed from GB120 to BA5205
- ** UPDATE: The class will be in GB120 for the 2dn lecture (Jan 13th). Sorry for the mix up.**
- Office hours: Monday. 12-1 PM, or by appointment, Location: BA5238
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This is a MSc/PhD level course introducing Software-Defined Networking (SDN). SDN is an emerging paradigm in computer networks that facilitates change and innovation in infrastructure and network applications by pushing network control functionalities to a logically centralized controller. We will cover the fundamentals of SDN, and focus on various research problems in the context of SDN such as
- controller and switch design;
- network architecture;
- reliability, efficiency and scalability;
- network programming, correctness, and debugging;
- network security;
- new abstractions, and state management;
- network services, network function virtualization; and
- network optimization.
Basic undergraduate courses in algorithms, networking, and in probability theory are strongly recommended.
- Active participation in class and discussions: 10%
- Paper presentation: 30%
- Final project: 60%
- Proposal: 5%
- Intermediate report: 10%
- Presentation: 15%
- Final report: 30%
Late Submission Policy
5% of the mark will be deducted for each day late, up to 20%. Assignments/project reports will not be accepted after 4 days. The deadline for the final report is hard.
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