COMPGZ06 - Mobile and Cloud ComputingNote: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
- COMPM038 (Also taught as: COMPGZ06)
- Students should have taken Networked Systems (COMP3035/GZ01) or have prior equivalent experience.
- Taught By
- Kyle Jamieson (66%)
Brad Karp (33%)
- To explore recent research advances in wireless networked systems that combine wireless networking, mobile devices, and data-center-based services to provide new classes of applications.
- Learning Outcomes
- Besides offering an introduction to the research literature in this area, the instructors aim to help students cultivate taste in research: an understanding of what constitutes a good research problem, and what constitutes convinving scientific evidence that a design robustly solves a problem.
Week 1 Introduction, Mesh Networks
Week 2 Geographic Routing (In Simulation); Geographic Routing (In Practice)
Week 3 Peer-to-peer systems and DHTs; Incentives in Peer-to-Peer Systems: BitTorrent
Week 4 Adapting to the Wireless Channel I; Adapting to the Wireless Channel II
Week 5 Wireless Diversity; Sensor Hints for Wireless
Week 6 Exploiting Overhearing; Overcoming Interference
Week 7 Tracking Mobile Devices; Vehicle Tracking with the Viberti Algorithm
Week 8 Privacy in Mobile Applications; Student paper presentations
Week 9 & 10 Student paper presentations
Method of Instruction:
There are two lecture slots per week
The class is organised in case-study fashion: student read 15-20 recent research papers in the area of wireless networking and critically discuss the systems described in these papers during lectures.
Students are evaluated three ways:
- to help gauge whether students are grasping the technical material in the assigned readings a short question is assigned with each paper, the one-page answer to which must be turned in at the start of the lecture when the paper is discussed.(15%)
- student make presentations in the final two weeks of term, in which they critically evaluate a research paper of their choosing. (10%)
- there are three one-hour exams during the term, each on papers discussed during the previousl third of the term (though all prior material from the class is examinable). (75%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all sections combined
'Mobility: Processes, computers and agents.'
Ed. Dejan Milojicic, Frederick Douglis and Richard Wheeler.
ACM Press. ISBN 0-201-37928-7.
Further reading for this module will be updated annually at the web-page(s) shown below.