Ad Hoc Networks

Course number: 
CIS 8536
Spring 2015
Name E-mail Office location
Jie Wu
Science Education and Research Center (SERC), Room 354
  • Discrete Mathematics:  Basic Graph Theory
  • Introduction to Data Communications:  Fundamentals of computer networks
J. Wu, Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects of Sensor, Ad Hoc Wireless, and Peer-to-Peer Networks, CRC Press, 2005.

Classnotes and handouts

  1. S. Basagni, M. Conti, S. Giordando, and I. Stojmenovic,  Mobile Ad Hoc Networking, IEEE Press, 2004.
  2. C. Siva Ram Murthy and B. S. Manoj, Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols, Prentice Hall, 2004.
  3. M. Ilyas, The Handbook of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, CRC Press, 2002.
  4. I.Stojmenovic, Handbook of Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
  5. C.E.Perkins, Ad Hoc Networking, Addison Wesley, 2001.
  6. D. P. Agrawal and Q.-A. Zeng, Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2003.
  7. Conference proceedings:INFOCOM, MobiCom, MobiHoc and SenSys

Topics covered: 
  • Introduction to Wireless Networks
  • Ad Hoc Wireless Networks and Their Origins
  • Topics in Infrastructured Networks (3G and 4G)
    • - Handoffs
    • - Location Management and Localization Service 
    • - Channel Assignment
    • - Cognitive Radio
  • Topics in Infrastructurless Networks (MANETs)
    • - Wireless Media Access Protocols
    • - Ad Hoc Routing Protocols
    • - Multicasting and Broadcasting
    • - Information Propagation
    • - Data collection, aggregation, and compressive sensing
    • - Coverage, Reliability, and QoS
    • - Power Optimization
    • - Capacity
    • - Security
    • - Network Coding
  • Applications
    • - Sensor Networks and Indoor Wireless Environments
    • - Pervasive Computing
    • - Peer-to-Peer Networks
    • - Delay Tolerant Networks
    • - Social Networks
  • Samples of On-going Projects

Course goals: 
Ad Hoc Networks is a comprehensive approach to fundamentals of ad hoc networks including media access protocols, routing protocols, implementation and communication performance.

The course will provide an understanding of basic principles of ad hoc wireless networking. We will cover media access, routing, data management, power optimization, transport protocol, and much more. There will be discussion of current and future developments in the field.

Attendance policy: 
Expected each class session.
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: 
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. If you have not done so already, please contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the resources available to you. I will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities. (
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