Western Science
Behind the Curtain

The Internet: Behind the Curtain

The Internet has quickly become an indispensible part of our work, play, and life. Its amazing success goes beyond the wildest dreams of its inventors. It can sometimes seem as if this technology is so advanced that it is indistinguishable from magic. But the success of the Internet is based on over 70 years of solid research on programming, networking, text and image compression, data structures, search algorithms, network protocols and data encryption.

In this course intented primarily for students not in computer science, you will learn about the technology "behind the curtain" of the Internet and how it has led to the Internet's success. In accordance with university policy, all course content will now be delivered via Sakai OWL.

Instructor:
  Andrew Kope   akope4@uwo.ca

Teaching Assistants:
  Ben Revington   brevingt@uwo.ca
  Mike Ghesquiere   mghesqui@uwo.ca

Lectures:
  Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm SEB-1059
  Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm UCC-146