CSE574S: Recent Advances in Wireless and Mobile Networking (Fall 2020)


Course Description:
First course in wireless networking providing a comprehensive treatment of wireless data and telecommunication networks. Topics include recent trends in wireless and mobile networking, wireless coding and modulation, wireless signal propagation, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless local area networks, 60 GHz millimeter wave gigabit wireless networks, vehicular wireless networks, white spaces, IEEE 802.22 regional area networks, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart, wireless personal area networks, wireless protocols for Internet of Things, Zigbee, cellular networks: 1G/2G/3G, LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G.

Prerequisite: CSE 473 (Introduction to Computer Networks) or permission of the instructor

Instructor: Prof. Raj Jain, jain@cse.wustl.edu
Office: Only via Zoom
Office Hours: By appointment. Please send email for the appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Zebo Yang, zebo@wustl.edu
Office: Available only via Zoom
Office Hours: Friday/Sunday: 1:30PM-2:30PM

Location: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00PM to 2:20PM via Zoom. This is a flipped class. the students view the pre-recorded lecture asynchronously at their convenience and submit questions online upto 2-hours before the class time. The class time is devoted to answering those and any subsequent questions. The class will be held synchronously at the class time over Zoom.

All question about the homeworks and exams grading should be directed to the TA.

Audio/Video recordings of lectures from the last six offerings of this course are available: Fall 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2006.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)


#DateDayDiscussion Topic
19/14/2020Monday 01. Course Overview
29/16/2020Wednesday 03. Introduction to Wireless Coding and Modulation (Part 1)
39/21/2020Monday 03. Introduction to Wireless Coding and Modulation (Part 2)
49/23/2020Wednesday 04. Introduction to Wireless Signal Propagation
59/28/2020Monday 05. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs. Part I:Basics
69/30/2020Wednesday 06A. Wireless LANs Part II: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (Part 1)
710/5/2020Monday 06B. Wireless LANs Part II: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (Part 2)
810/7/2020Wednesday 07. Introduction to 60 GHz Millimeter Wave Gigabit Wireless Networks
910/12/2020Monday 08. Introduction to Vehicular Wireless Networks
1010/14/2020Wednesday Mid-Term Exam 1
1110/19/2020Monday 09. Wireless Networking in White Spaces
1210/21/2020Wednesday10. Introduction to Internet of Things
02. Wireless and Mobile Networking: Facts, Statistics, and Trends
1310/26/2020Monday 11A. Wireless Protocols for IoT I: Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Part 1)
1410/28/2020Wednesday 11B. Wireless Protocols for IoT I: Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Part 2)
1511/02/2020Monday 12. Wireless Protocols for IoT II: IEEE 802.15.4 WPAN
1611/04/2020Wednesday 13A. Wireless Protocols for IoT III: Zigbee (Part 1)
1711/09/2020Monday 13B. Wireless Protocols for IoT III: Zigbee (Part 2)
2011/11/2020Wednesday 14. Introduction to 6LowPAN and RPL
1911/16/2020Monday Mid-Term Exam 2
2011/18/2020Wednesday 15. Low Power WAN Protocols for IoT
2111/23/2020Monday 16. Introduction to Cellular Networks: 1G/2G/3G
2211/25/2020Wednesday 17. Introduction to LTE
2311/30/2020Monday 18. Introduction to 4G/LTE-Advanced (4G)
2412/02/2020Wednesday 19. Introduction to LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G)
2512/07/2020Monday 20A. Introduction to 5G
2612/09/2020Wednesday 20B. Introduction to 5G (Part 2)
2712/14/2020Monday 20C. Introduction to 5G (Part 3)
2812/16/2020Wednesday Mid-Term Exam 3

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