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Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Hardcover – Student Edition, 26 April 2016
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- ASIN : 0133594149
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 864 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780133594140
- ISBN-13 : 978-0133594140
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Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently on leave from the University of Massachusetts, serving as an Assistant Director at the US National Science Foundation, where he leads the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Dr. Kurose has received a number of recognitions for his educational activities including Outstanding Teacher Awards from the National Technological University (eight times), the University of Massachusetts, and the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools. He received the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal and was recognized for his leadership of Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative. He has been the recipient of a GE Fellowship, an IBM Faculty Development Award, and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Kurose is a former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications and of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM Internet Measurement Conference, and ACM SIGMETRICS for a number of years and has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for those conferences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University. Keith Ross is the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at NYU Shanghai and the Leonard J. Shustek Chair Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at NYU. Previously he was at University of Pennsylvania (13 years), Eurecom Institute (5 years) and Polytechnic University (10 years). He received a B.S.E.E from Tufts University, a M.S.E.E. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering from The University of Michigan. Keith Ross is also the co-founder and original CEO of Wimba, which develops online multimedia applications for e-learning and was acquired by Blackboard in 2010. Professor Ross’s research interests are in security and privacy, social networks, peer-to-peer networking, Internet measurement, video streaming, content distribution networks, and stochastic modeling. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the Infocom 2009 Best Paper Award, and recipient of 2011 and 2008 Best Paper Awards for Multimedia Communications (awarded by IEEE Communications Society). He has served on numerous journal editorial boards and conference program committees, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNext, and ACM Internet Measurement Conference. He also has served as an advisor to the Federal Trade Commission on P2P file sharing.
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This Book Is Trash22 February 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
This book deserves ZERO stars. I find this book is like far too many textbooks today seem to be. It gives very basic examples in the text, and gives incredibly hard problems that leave the student frustrated. The Wireshark labs aren't any better. The index of the book is incomplete, which makes trying to find concepts very difficult. While this book does touch on some excellent concepts, the way is set up is terrible.
16 people found this helpful
Not recommended for new networking students. Authors will leave you in the weeds time and time again.6 April 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Author(s) are undoubtedly very intelligent but do not know how to teach this material to new learners. Throughout the book, the author constantly bounces between trying to explain a concept and then has you deep into some complex math formulas. Back and forth like this throughout - isn't conducive to students new to networking.
22 people found this helpful
and so far everything seems great. The algorithms are explained in detail20 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book for my computer networking class which was run by one of the contributors of this book (George Polyzos). I've read all of chapters 1-6 and some parts of 7, and so far everything seems great. The algorithms are explained in detail, complete with visual material and online supplementary animations which can be accessed via the code in the book. The protocols are clearly explained with a visual representation of the formatting of each packet/segment/frame based the protocol. For me, it was a tiny bit tedious to read some parts and a bit frustrating trying to understand the more complex algorithms, but this was after having read 20+ pages straight beforehand. I never did any of the homework problems as we were given problem sets (possibly from one of the older editions). Overall though I'd give this book 4 stars for doing a great job of teaching general computer networking.
9 people found this helpful
Top-Down Approach15 January 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Most books in computer networks start bottom-up. This is good for those who might be beginners or those who are just looking to get a high level understanding of the field since it starts with the bigger picture and gets to the complicated lower level stuff later. Computer networks might feel dry to some, so starting with the upper level layers to the lower level ones later can more easily grab readers' attention. As a result they're more likely to stay for the entire ride and see how great computer networks are. It provides interesting end of chapter interviews! It also mentions the history and its influence on computer networks, which one might not take away from a computer networks class even though it is the basis of the internet that we know today. Great book!
9 people found this helpful
Great textbook30 May 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
I usually don't read my textbooks (and sometimes don't buy them at all), preferring simply to listen closely to my professors' lectures, but I actually enjoyed reading this one. I thought the authors explained everything clearly and went into a lot of detail without being overwhelmingly dry or technical. They do not hesitate to explore the gritty details of networking protocols, encryption algorithms, and the like, but they do so in a way that I found, as I worked slowly through the material, engaging and enjoyable. I also appreciated that they throw in little bits of humor from time to time. I liked the book so much that after my class was over, I went on to read half of a chapter that my class had not covered. In short, this book is a great treatment of a complicated subject matter.
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