[e2e] Why Buffering?
L.Wood at surrey.ac.uk
Mon Jun 22 04:23:25 PDT 2009
This is why an engineering degree provides better preparation for work
in protocol design. It's far more likely to cover those topics.
On 21 Jun 2009, at 01:41, David P. Reed wrote:
> I continue to be shocked, and dismayed, at the number of practicing
> protocol designers who have never learned (or even *studied* without
> learning) basic queueing theory. In my opinion, one cannot be
> qualified to speak about protocol engineering without working
> knowledge of queueing theory, control theory, and information
> theory. Yet most CS depts. fail their students by completely
> ignoring these disciplines in favor of teaching network protocols as
> a course in bit-field layouts.
> One can actually get a Ph.D. in Computer Networking without ever
> studying or using these important mathematical tools.
DTN work: http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/L.Wood/saratoga/
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