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Networking and Computation

Technology, Modeling and Performance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 11-43
  4. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 45-76
  5. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 77-99
  6. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 101-137
  7. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 139-149
  8. Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
    Pages 151-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-212

About this book


This revised textbook, intended for use in undergraduate/graduate courses on computer networking, computer systems/architecture and performance evaluation, presents a host of new and revised content and ancillaries. This text presents a balanced approach between technology and mathematical modeling. It covers networking algorithms (routing, error codes, protocol verification, line codes, network coding and quantum encryption) and analysis (probability for networking with technological examples, queueing models, divisible load scheduling theory and Amdahl’s Law). There is also a tutorial chapter providing insights into machine learning for networking, the cutting edge of networking technology.

This self-contained text progresses systematically and gives students numerous examples at the end of each chapter. Students in electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science departments will benefit from this book as will engineers and computer scientists working in relevant fields.

  • Maintains a balanced approach between technology and mathematical modeling
  • Features new and revised content covering the latest advances in the field since the original publication
  • Includes a host of classroom material for students and instructors


Networking and Computing Stochastic Models Queueing Models Deterministic Algorithms Divisible Load Modeling for Grids Amdahl’s Law Machine Learning for Networking Computer networking textbook

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

About the authors

Thomas G. Robertazzi received the Ph.D from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1981 and the B.E.E. from the Cooper Union, New York, NY in 1977. A Fellow of the IEEE, he is presently a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook N.Y.  He has published extensively in the areas of parallel processing and grid scheduling, ad hoc radio networks, telecommunications network planning, switching , queueing and Petri networks. Prof. Robertazzi has also authored, co-authored or edited six books in the areas of networking, performance evaluation, scheduling and network planning. For eleven years Prof. Robertazzi was the faculty director of the Stony Brook Living Learning Center in Science and Engineering. Since 2008 he has been co-chair of the Stony Brook University Senate Research Committee.

Li Shi received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, in 2016. Previous,  he received his B.E. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2010. He is working at Snap Inc, Venice, CA. His research interests include task scheduling and resource allocation in data centers, cloud computing, data center network, software defined network, etc.

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