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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Communication Networks
Architectures and Protocols
Introduction

MS-EE (Telecommunication)

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Contents
Self Introduction
Academic
Professional
Research

Introduction of the course


Issues in Communication Networks
Course Outline

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

About Myself Academic


Dr. Khurram Aziz
B .Sc. (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Telecom)
University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, 1992

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering


National University of Singapore, 2002

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering


Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2008
Topic: Queueing Analysis of Network Edge Nodes Based
on Multi-dimensional State Diagrams.

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

About Myself Professional


Softech Systems Pvt. Ltd., Lahore
1998 2000 (Software Engineer / Senior SE)

NetSol Technologies, Lahore


2000 (SSE / Project Lead)

Fujitsu Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore


Consultant (2000 2001)

Mobiwave Pte. Ltd., Singapore


Senior Engineer (2001 2002)

Informatics Pvt. Ltd., Lahore


Lecturer (2003)

Air University, Islamabad


Lecturer (2003 2004)

NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Assistant Professor (2008 2011)
HoD CSE (2009 2010), HoD EE (2010 2011)

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology


Assistant Professor (2011 Present)
2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

About Myself Research


Research Interests

Performance modeling of communication networks


Mobile, wireless and sensor networks
Optical burst, packet and hybrid switched systems
Software defined networking.

Projects
4 funded projects

Publications
1 patent
2 book chapters
25 research papers
2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Communication System
Source
Transmitter
Transmission System
Receiver
Destination

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Communication Networks

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of
Department
EE, CIIT Islamabad
of EE, CIIT Islamabad
Communication Networks
Data Networks
Architectures
& Communication
and Protocols

Course Outline*

Protocol design for communication networks


Network routing
Transport protocols
Distributed systems and their motivations, applications
and organization
The network communication architecture
Local and long haul networks, technologies, and
topologies
Data link and network protocols
Point-to-point and broadcast networks
Internetworking
* May be subject to changes
2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Text and References


Lecture slides and course material will be available on
the course website as and when required.
Following books may be helpful for several topics.
Data Networks 2nd edition
by D. Bertsekas and R. Gallagher, ISBN 978-0-13-200916-4, (Prentice
Hall)
Data Communications and Networking 4th edition
by B. Forouzan, ISBN 978-0-07-325032-8, (McGraw-Hill)
Data and Computer Communications 5th edition
by W. Stallings, ISBN 0-02-415425-3, (Prentice Hall)
Principles of Digital Communication Systems and Computer Networks 1st
edition
by K. V. Prasad, ISBN 1-58450-329-7, (Charles River Media)
2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Text and References


Additional Reading
Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice 2nd edition
by T. S. Rappaport, ISBN 0-13-042232-0, (Prentice Hall)
Optical Communications, Theory and Techniques
by Enrico Forestieri, ISBN 0-38-723132-3, (Springer)
Cryptography and Network Security 2nd edition
by A. Kahate, ISBN 978-0-07-064823-4, (McGraw-Hill)
Cryptography and Network Security 1st edition
by B. Forouzan, ISBN 978-0-07-332753-2, (McGraw-Hill)

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Weightage
Assignments and Quizzes

10-15 %

Assignments

Two mini-projects or assignments


Must be completed and returned by the given deadline
Late submissions will not be accepted
Plagiarism is an offence and will result in a zero mark.

Quizzes
4 quizzes, announced/unannounced
Duration between 15-30 minutes.
Unannounced quizzes will cover the topics from lectures since the
last quiz
Topics will be listed for the announced quizzes

Research Paper
Mid-term Test
End-term Test
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10-15 %
25 %
50%

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Important Note
Students are required to periodically check the course
website and I will try my best to keep it up to date
Lecture slides will be available through the course
website after the lecture
All important announcements will be made through
the course website
Solutions to most assignments and all quizzes will be
discussed in class and made available through the
course website

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

A Note on Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined as:
to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's
own
to use (another's production) without crediting the source
to commit literary theft
to present as new and original an idea or product derived
from an existing source

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves


both stealing someone else's work and lying about it
afterward
Plagiarism of any sort will result in a zero grade and
repeat offenders will be dealt with severely
2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Work Hard and Best of Luck


Office location: AB-I, Room 226
Lectures:
Tue., 17:30 to 20:30,
Consultation:

(AB-I, 205)

Wed. & Thu., 11:00 to 13:00,


(or through prior appointment by email)

E-mail:
Web-site:

khurram.aziz@comsats.edu.pk

ww3.comsats.edu.pk/faculty/FacultyDetails.aspx?Uid=4215

2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols

Questions

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2011-14 Khurram Aziz

Department of EE, CIIT Islamabad

Communication Networks Architectures and Protocols