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Multimedia Telecommunications

Course No. CIS 651
Sections 001,101
Title Multimedia Telecommunications
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Prerequisite(s) Basic knowledge of calculus and elements of probability theory

Good programming skills

Instructor Boris Verkhovsky
  • Office Room No. : 4407 GITC
  • Office Phone : 973-596-3393
  • Fax : 973-596-5777
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  • Lab : Cryptography & Telecommunication Laboratory (GITC
  • Instructor Office Hours
    Description Convergence of voice, data and video networks.
    Elements of multimedia telecommunication networks.
    Fundamentals of system analysis and design of communication networks.
    Text and image compression algorithms.
    Integrated networks with dedicated and shared facilities.
    Flow and congestion control algorithms.
    Routing strategies.
    Data, voice and integrated networks performance evaluation.
    Multimedia load distribution.
    Satellite communication networks.
    Topics Classification of communication systems & related problems
    Elements of queuing theory
    Poisson networks
    Communication system flow analysis
    Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
    QoS: voice networks
    QoS: data networks
    Spanning-tree problem and cable networks
    Shortest-path algorithm (SPA)
    Shortest-path trees and routing tables
    Constraint-shortest path problem
    Elements of dynamic programming
    Multimedia SPA
    Optimal distribution of network flow
    QoS: multimedia communication
    Satellite communication systems
    Multimedia load balancing
    Voice network design
    Communication system capacity expansion
    Data communication system design
    Huffman code and textual compression
    Movable-boundary protocol
    Communication system design: cost analysis
    Multi-link path: analysis & design
    Multi-path network: analysis & design
    Search algorithms & communication systems design
    Solution of inverse problems and systems design
    Security problems and countermeasures
    Communication over unreliable channels
    Future frontiers: communication without channels
    Text Book(s) Computer Networks, 4 th edition by Andrew Tanenbaum.
    Prentice Hall,2002.

    Additional reading (optional)

    Ahuja, Magnanti, Orlin, "Network Flows", 1993

    Comer, "Computer Networks and Internets", 1997

    Halsall, "Multimedia Communication", 2001

    Peterson & Davie "Computer Networks", 2000

    Richharia, "Satellite Communication Systems", 1995
    Time & Place Friday 1:00 pm - 3:55 pm Kupf 107
    Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:05 pm Tier Lect #1
    Other Info Equipment: Programmable scientific calculator

    Evaluation is based on Quiz, Mid Term, Semester Project, Final Test

    Academic Honor Code

    The NJIT academic honor code
    ( in full to this
    class. Note in particular that copying programs, in full or in part, is
    forbidden. You may discuss ideas and concepts with your fellow
    students, but you may NOT copy any code.

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