[Rice University]COMP 520: Distributed Systems

This course introduces principles of distributed computing. In addition, students will learn how to conduct a mini research project and how to communicate technical material effectively.

There is a substantial course project; and classroom participation is expected.

Credit hours: 4
Prerequisites: COMP421, or permission of instructor
Enrollment: Maximum 30, consent of instructor required.
Class meetings: 02:00PM - 02:50PM MWF DH 1075

Fall 2012 course staff:
Name Function email Office hours Location Phone
Alan Cox Instructor alc@cs.rice.edu by appointment DH 3009 x5965

Fall 2012 course materials:
  • Syllabus
  • Presentation schedule
  • Two-week presentation planning guide
  • Presentation checklist
  • Questions to answer when preparing a presentation
  • Project

  • Legacy materials:
  • Presentation hints