CS 455/555 - Intro to Networks and Communications
Fall 2009: Tues/Thurs 3-4:15pm, Spong 0108

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  • Dr. Michele Weigle
  • mweigle at cs.odu.edu
  • E&CS 3214
  • Office Hours: MW 2:30-4pm
  • Grader: Hui Shi
  • hshi at cs.odu.edu


Syllabus (pdf)

Useful Links

Final Paper Topics

Paper and Presentation Grading Guidelines

CS 555 Paper/Presentation Topics

StudentTopicPresentation Date
Abdulla AlasaadiBluetoothDec 8, slot 3
Ahmed AlsumCellular Internet AccessNov 24, slot 1
Priyanka BharatulaVoice over IPNov 19, slot 2
Vinay DhareshawarDNS AttacksNov 19, slot 3
Yukun FuCongestion Control of Wireless Sensor Networks for Improving Energy EfficiencyNov 24, slot 2
Sandeep GampaWiMAXDec 3, slot 1
Vikas Ganjigunte AshokLocalization in Mobile NetworksDec 8, slot 4
Rachana GeorgeIntrusion Detection SystemsDec 3, slot 3
Tihomir HristovIPsecDec 3, slot 2
Sateesh KadiyalaPeer-to-Peer ApplicationsNov 19, slot 1
Jianxiang LiIPv6Dec 8, slot 1
Milena MekteshevaCloud ComputingNov 24, slot 3
Elliott PeayNet NeutralityDec 1, slot 3
Widodo SamyonoPGPDec 8, slot 2
Dong SiSensor Networks for Environmental MonitoringDec 1, slot 1
Andrew SteffeyTCP over Wireless NetworksDec 1, slot 2

CS 455 Paper Topics

Jacob BaughmanNet Neutrality
Rebecca CooperSecuring Wireless LANs (WEP)
Keisha JohnsonIntrusion Detection Systems
Jin Sung KimPPP
Eli LeymanDenial of Service Attacks
Steven MurrayWiMAX
Jamil PickettWiMAX
Dwight SwainNet Neutrality
Andrew ThiemanIntrusion Detection Systems
Andrew WhartonBluetooth
Tyler WoodIPv6

Paper Grading Guidelines

There are four main components to the grade for your paper:

  • Grammar
    • Are there many grammatical/spelling errors?
  • Style
    • Does the writing flow?
    • Is the paper interesting to read?
  • Organization
    • Is the paper organized in a clear, logical manner?
    • Does the paper contain the required headings?
    • Does the paper follow the required format?
  • Content
    • Does the paper cover the topic well?
    • Is there enough background material?

Presentation Grading Guidelines

I will be looking for the following items when you give your presentation:


  • Slides contain no spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Slides contain interesting graphics that support the text.
  • Slides have a neat/clean/non-distracting layout.
  • There is an appropriate amount of text on each slide.

Presentation Style

  • Presenter faces the audience and often makes eye contact.
  • Presenter does not only read from the slides or notes.
  • Presenter speaks with a clear, confident voice and at an appropriate speed.
  • Presenter manages time well.


  • Presentation is logically organized.
  • Presenter discusses an appropriate amount of background and context information.
  • Presenter makes the main points of the presentation clear.