Systems and Networks
Instructor: Prof. Fabian Bustamante
Monday: the Internet, network design, distributed systems, network neutrality.
Wednesday: networking and society, networking everyone, mobile networks, sensor networks, privacy.
- What are the four central tenants of for the early design of the Internet that enabled its success?
- On the issue of net neutrality, what points do Barbara van Schewick and David Farber agree on? Disagree on? What is your position?
- What are some major differences between networks in developing regions and the Internet?
- What are some advantages and disadvantages of using balloons to deploy networks?
- What do you think are some of the real world challenges in deploying and using a CSR?
- What is participatory sensing? What are some potential privacy concerns?
Readings and Media:
The Past and Future History of the Internet, Leiner et al., CACM, February 1997.
[skim] Point/counterpoint: network neutrality nuances, van Schewick and Farber, CACM, Feb 2009.
This hilarious graph of netflix speeds shows the importance of net neutrality, Washington Post, April 2014.
Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines, Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, May 2015.
[skim] The Challenges of Technology Research for Developing Regions, Brewer et al., Pervasive Computing, 2006.
Loon for All, Google.
Two years on, Google’s Project Loon drifts into focus, Martyn Williams, PCWorld, June 2015.
Community sense and response systems: your phone as quake detector, M. Faulkner et al., CACM, July 2014.
Four billion little brothers? Privacy, mobile phones, and ubiquitous data collection, K. Shilton, CACM, August 2009.