The course covers network design, which consists of topology design and traffic routing taking into account dynamics in network states, such as link/node failures and traffic demand variations. Efficient design models and optimization methods are crucial to simultaneously achieve good network user performance and high savings in network deployment and maintenance. This course introduces mathematical models, design problems and optimization algorithms that can be used to guide network design practice. Subjects include: Network Design Problem Modeling, Optimization Methods, Multi-Commodity Flow Routing, Location and Topological Design, Fair Networks, Resilient Network Design, Robust Network Design, Multi-Layer Networks.
Prerequisite: Graduate status, EL 5363 or equivalent.