MSc Track on Telecommunication and Sensing Systems

ET4285 Measuring and simulating the internet

Topics: Basic Internet measurement tools, and the state-of-the-art in Internet measurements research
The Internet is a complex network without a fixed structure. Hence, measuring the Internet is crucial to acquire knowledge about the Internet infrastructure (topology), traffic, and performance (e.g., loss, delay, bandwidth, etc.). This course will discuss the design requirements and challenges in measuring and simulating the Internet, and the existing measurement methodologies (how/where/when to measure). Knowledge of how to conduct and evaluate Internet measurements enables the design and enhancement of a large set of applications, including: peer-to-peer systems, capacity planning and traffic engineering, network management and trouble-shooting, detecting network abuse and intrusions, etc.

The goal of this course is to introduce the students to basic Internet measurement tools, as well as the state-of-the-art in Internet measurements research. The students will learn several Internet measurement techniques (e.g., active vs. passive measurements), and different software tools. Through a measurement assignment, the students will learn how to define/formulate a research problem, choose a specific approach, and complete a measurements-related research project.

Teachers Fernando Kuipers

Network algorithms: routing, Quality of Service, network survivability, optical networks, content distribution

Last modified: 2016-02-25


Credits: 4 EC
Period: 0/2/0/0