Theoretical Computer Science (Internet Research Problems) OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Grad-Level Computer Science Course by MIT

Published Jan 12, 2009

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Students interested in enhancing the Internet's potential can take MIT's free OpenCourseWare mathematics class 'Theoretical Computer Science (Internet Research Problems).' This is a course geared toward students with advanced mathematical training and basic knowledge of the Internet.

Theoretical Computer Science (Internet Research Problems): Course Specifics

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Theoretical Computer Science (Internet Research Problems): Course Description

MIT's Department of Mathematics in Cambridge, Massachusetts offers this OpenCourseWare, which focuses on Internet software and protocols. Students can use the course material to develop effective Internet applications. The course covers algorithms to efficiently route Internet traffic, different protocols in use for Internet communication, identifying and determining domain names (DNS) and other Internet technologies. For each topic, students research how the Internet currently works, identify problems with the current technology, formulate research problems for new methods and devise solutions. The class prepares students to conduct advanced research in the Internet and apply their knowledge to further technological innovations. Mathematics professors Tom Leighton, Bruce Maggs, Shang-Hua Teng and Ravi Sundaram teach this course. In this graduate-level class, students are expected to have a basic understanding of the Internet and an in-depth understanding of theoretical computer science and advanced algorithms.

This OpenCourseWare includes a list of recommended readings, lecture notes with some slide presentations and LaTex tools; all course materials may be downloaded. Those interested in this free course should visit the course page for Internet and computer science.

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