Admission News - November



The MEng Awards are offered to MEng students who have the highest GPA (Grade Point Average) and have completed all the courses in the program by the end of the academic year (the end of August of the year).

The Case Study Awards are offered to students who give the best case study presentations.

The MEng Awards are offered to MEng students, who have the highest GPA (Grade Point Average) and have completed 7 or more courses in the program by the end of the Winter term.



Case Study Awards
1st place: Yousef Morcos. Award:$600
2nd place: Bassam Labeeb and Aram Othman. Award: $300
3rd place: Zsolt lengyel and Baser Khan. Award: $150

$2000 MEng Awards
Khan, Saad Ahmed
Lee, Sora
Rezaei, Maryam
Zhang, Chi
Kapoor, Ajay
Labeeb, Bassam
Othman, Aram Farooq
Matsuo, Tomomichi

$1400 MEng Awards
Faizan, Mohammad
Morcos, Yousef
Taj, Bilal



EmergiTel MEng Award
Naeimy, Soheil

Case Study Awards
1st place: Maninder Singh Mangat, Jasmeen Kaur Dhaliwal and Krishnang Vyas
2nd place: Peter Olowonihi and Akinkunmi Ola
3rd place: Malik Jalil Omer and Xinyi Zhang

$2000 MEng Awards
Naeimy, Soheil
Tayefeh, Rana
Khalid, Muhammad Zulfiqar
Kaur, Manpreet
Guan, Rui
Marunich, Sergey
Salim, Mohammad Rafioul
Ali, Saifullah Bin
Duan, Lian

$1000 MEng Awards
Mollajafar, Shaghayegh
Anapakala, Dinesh Babu
Jabbar, Haidar



Case Study Awards
1st place: Harmanpreet Singh Gill, Dena Khoram and Mohanpreet Bamrah
2nd place (three-way tie): Pavani Penmetsa and Archith Navin Desetty; Sepidehsadat Alavikakhaki, Satyajeet Atodariya and Shadi Sadeghpour; Nader Al-Zayat

$2000 MEng Awards
Zhao, Rui
Selvakumaran, Ashvanth Kumar
Naoom, Saif
Penmetsa, Pavani
Alavikakhaki, Sepidehsadat
Al-Zayat, Nader
Desetty, Archith Navin
Ooi, Kong Hwee Kevin
Amoozgar, Reza

$1000 MEng Awards
Musheer, Ammar
Shah, Akshay



Case Study Awards
1st place: Vikram Jhatta, Karmandeep Signh Bajwa and Loverpreet Singh
2nd place: Elham Shirazi, Setareh Nahid and Poonam Handa
3rd place: Ebenezer Komolafe, Ndubuka Uwaezuoke and Paul Onoja 
Tagreed Ali and Farhana Islam

$2000 MEng Awards
Ahmed, Reema Khalil
Ali, Tagreed
Huang, Liyi
Kashem, Md Abul
Khan, Sameer Liaqat Ali
Li, Wenjie
Wu, Fan

$1000 MEng Awards
Bajwa, Karmandeep singh
Cardozo, Daniel
Jhatta, Vikram
Paluru, Pruthwi Charan
Razazzian, Amir Mohammad
Wu, Jianfeng



Case Study Awards
1st place: Shaun Hanif and Marcel Plug
2nd place: Mostafa Hamdy
3rd place: Mohammed Misbahuddin, Shabir Ahmed, Abdul Rauf


$2000 MEng Awards

Plug, Marcel Derek
Brar, Gurshaminder Kaur
Biswas, Swapon
Hanif, Shaun
Nepal, Dinesh Kumar
Kombupalayam Nallusamy Kannan, Lakshmanan
Pathan, Azharkhan
Rasheed, Muhammad Aarij Bin

$1500 MEng Awards
Ahmed, Syed Kashif
Ali, Sadain
Balakrishnan Mani, Rajavel
Hamdy, Mostafa
Zafar, Salman
Aulakh, Ramandeep Singh



Batth, Kiranjot 
Chen, Ziyi 
Feroze, Avaz 
Guirguis, Sami 
Ho Koon, Nicholas 
Jia, Li 
Kianpour, Mehdi 
Liu, Yicong 
Mehta, Manasi 
Saad, Hiba 
Shah, Chitvan 
Chib, Chetan



Ji Yong Yi
Karra Dakshinamurthy
Shamsi Zainab
Quadri Abdul Mubeen
Patel Vishal
Md Iqbal Hossain
Khalid Muhammad Zulkifl
Jin Wenting
Siddiqui Nasim
Gao Chang
Gao Xiaoxin
Hasan Khandaker Rafiul



Tajafari Muhammad
Patel Nishant
Aloreinan Abdulrahman
Adil Muniba
Gillis Neil Kurtis
Massod Anwar Usman
McMahon William
Parveen Nahid
Vahedi Shabnam
Abu Saleh Firas



Behzadan, Afshin 
Chen, Yang 
Chen, Yen-Han 
Hu, Mengmeng 
Gracias, Maria 
Manivannan, Senthilnathan 
Manuel, Jason 
Patel, Samir 
Wan, Wenying 
Wong, Kasing 
Ziaee, Shamim
Zhichang Wu



Alrihani, Samer 
Chan, James 
Hsu, Ching Hao 
Gomez, Raul 
Iran-Pour-Kermani, Sara 
McWilliam, Ian Angus Warwick 
Shah, Krunal Kalpeshkumar 
Varma, Vikram Ramesh 
Veershetty, Alka Ningappa 
Wang, Qian 
Zhong, Qiang


CN8871: Advanced Wireless Networks


Instructor: TBA

Term: Spring/Summer


n the past decade or so, we have observed numerous emerging applications for wireless technologies. Today the number of people using wireless systems in their daily life is increasing at a rapid pace, and there is no evidence that this pace will slow down anytime in near future. New technologies are developed on daily basis and the industry is in an increasing need of well trained and skilled graduates in this field. They need the graduates to be able to integrate with their existing workforce with minimal amount of training.

Our wireless networking courses are specially designed to prepare our graduates with the state-of-the-art wireless technologies and equip them with the theoretical as well as hands-on skills required in the field. We have two courses in wireless networking. The wireless networking courses will focus on the networking aspects of wireless rather than pure communication. The communication topics will accompany each section to help students comprehend the fundamentals of wireless technologies with a lower level of analytical and mathematical details of communications as they would appear in traditional wireless communication courses. The Networking courses will focus more on the networking and telecommunication side of the wireless, such as wireless technologies, network architecture, equipment, protocols and network configuration, etc. Wireless devices, security, quality of service, service provider and user considerations will be discussed in detail.

The two Wireless Networking courses help students to receive an in depth level of knowledge on wireless systems. There are five laboratory exercises associated with each course. The designed labs will bring students with hands-on experience on advanced technologies in wireless. The labs bridge the theory with applications and help students to receive training required to meet the desired needs of industry. Students will work on software and hardware used in the field, and will attain hands-on-experience in related areas. Wireless networking courses prepare graduate students for careers in variety of wireless related companies such as Enterprises as well as Wireless Service Providers.  

Variety of topics in several commonly used wireless technologies are studied in detail. The material is divided in two courses: 1) CN8817: Introduction to wireless network technologies, and 2) CN8871: Advanced wireless network technologies.

The first course will start with the fundamentals of wireless network technologies, covering topics such as various wireless spectrums, wireless communication topics, signal propagation, antenna technologies, and Physical and MAC layer protocols. The second part of this course covers some of the most commonly used Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) technologies such as Bluetooth and ZigBee, and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technologies such as WiFi and HIPERLAN. Finally, the last part of the course will focus on the Cellular technology concepts.

The advanced course will start with new and Next Generation of wireless technologies (wireless-NG). Two important areas of wireless technologies will be followed: The ITU-3GPP and the IEEE standards:

1) Cellular technology propagation will be covered in detail starting from 1G-AMPS up to and including 5G technologies such as LTE-advanced,

2) In the IEEE standard spectrum, evolution of the IEEE802.11 and the IEEE802.16 will be covered in detail for technologies such as WiFi and WiMAX.

The second part of the course will focus on Wireless Ad-hoc technologies, covering: 1) Wireless Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET), 2) Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN), and 3) Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).  Finally the last part of the course will cover independent wireless technologies such as Satellite and RFID. 

Selected topics (Tentative):

  • Wireless Network and Technology progression starting from 1st generation (1G) and going through 2G, 3G, and 4G, based on ITU recommendations in IMT and IMS, as well as the IEEE and 3GPP standards such as 802.11x, 802.16x and LET-advanced. Advancements and enhancements in the network architecture, components, and protocols in all layers from PHY to Application layer technologies will be covered.
  • 4G in detail (based on WiMAX and LTE) including 4G network architecture, network components in different parts of the network including Access and Core sides (UE, ASN, CSN, ASP), protocols in PHY, MAC, NET, Transport, and Application layers. With emphasis on Radio Resource Management (RRM), Quality of Service (QoS), Security, and Routing all in wireless
  • Ad-hoc wireless networks applications, including MANET, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), with emphasis on network architecture, applications, MAC and NET layer protocols 
  • Satellite and RFID wireless technologies. 


  • Labs:

1.     Cisco Unified Solution for Wireless Enterprise Network setup and configurations using Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) and Lightweight Wireless Access Point (WAP)

2.     Enterprise Wireless Network Security setup and configuration using Cisco WLC and LWAP with internal     and external AAA server options

3.     Wireless Ad-Hoc and mesh network setup and configurations using WLC and LWAP devices

4.     4G wireless network technology performance comparison between WiMAX and LTE technologies using OPNET simulation environment

5.     Wireless Ad-hoc network performance analysis using different wireless routing protocols such as AODV, DSR, OLSR, etc. in OPNET


  • Instructor: TBA
  • Term: Spring
  • Office hours: By appointment
  • TA name and hours: TBA
  • Class days and hours: TBA
  • Grading:
  • 30% - 5 Lab exercises
  • 30% - Project and Presentation
  • 40% - Midterm



Wireless Communications & Networks  

Author: William Stallings

Publisher: Pearson, 2nd Edition, 2005


Recommended readings:

  • Beyond 3G - Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together: LTE, WiMAX, IMS, 4G Devices and the Mobile Web 2.0, by Martin Sauter
  • LTE for UMTS : Evolution to LTE-Advanced. Wiley. 2nd Edition by Harri Holma, Antti Toskala, April 2011,
  • Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols. Prentice Hall: ISBN-10: 013147023X
    ISBN-13:  9780131470231. By Murthy and Manoj
  • Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem: Technology Management for Mobile Communications. Wiley by Saad Z. Asi
  • Wireless Sensor Networks. Wiley. I. Akyldiz and M. Vuran. Aug.2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-03601-3.
  • The IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/s standards, available on the IEEE website:
  • http://standards.ieee.org/about/get/802/802.11.html
  • The IEEE 802.16 (d and e) standards. available on the IEEE website http://www.ieee802.org/16/published.html
  • 3GPP (GSM, UMTS, LTE) standard documentation available online at: http://www.3gpp.org/specifications
  • Ian F. Akyildiz, Xudong Wang, Weilin Wang: "Wireless mesh networks: a survey", "Computer Networks and ISDN Systems", v.47 n.4,p.445-487, 15 March 2005
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CN8861: Network and Service Management


Course Description:

This document proposes an outline for the graduate level course on Network Management offered as an elective for the Master of Engineering students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University.

The subject is introduced with an overview of Network Management models such as the OSI, TMN, and IETF. The course then focuses on the TCP/IP-based Internet Management including SNMP protocol, Structure of Management Information (SMI), Management Information Base (MIB), and Agent Architectures. The course will introduce and discuss advanced topics such as Distributed Network Management and Policy-Based Network Management.

The course requires students to engage in detailed study of the SNMP protocol, IETF proposed standard MIBs such as the MIB-II, SNMPv3 MIBs including VACM, USM, Target, and Notification MIBs, Distributed Management MIBs, and RMON2. Students will be introduced to SNMP Agent/MIB implementation using an open source extensible agent toolkit such as the Net-SNMP as part of their individual/group course project. Students are expected to apply the knowledge gained from this course to specify, design, and implement management models and agent architectures to monitor and manage networks, devices, and/or applications.  If time permits, students will be exposed to a commercial Network Management Systems such as the HP Openview Network Node Manager (http://www.openview.hp.com) and/or CiscoWorks.


Prerequisite: CN8813

A thorough understanding of the data communication principles and Internet TCP/IP protocol suite is required.


Instructor: Govindan Ravindran  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term: Spring


Student Evaluation

3 Assignments (40%)
1 Mid-term (20%)
1 Final Exam (40%)

Course Outline

1. Introduction and Overview

Goals of Network Management

The Telecommunication Management Network Model

The OSI Network Management Model

The TCP/IP Internet Management

Element, Network, and Service Management

2. The Telecommunications Management Network Model

Functional Architecture

Physical Architecture   

Information Architecture

Logical Layered Architecture

3. OSI Network Management Model

OSI Management Concepts

OSI Management Framework and Architectural Overview

OSI Management Models: Organizational, Functional, and Informational.

ISO Application Services and Protocols

CMIP Management Association, Notification, and Operation Services.

Managed Object Class and Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects (GDMO)

4. TCP/IP Management: SNMP Overview

Introduction to SNMP-based Network Monitoring and Control

Evolution of SNMP Management standards 

General Management Groups

SNMP Message Processing, Security, and Access Control

SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3

Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and Basic Encoding Rules (BER)

SNMP Protocol Messages

        SNMP PDUs

        GET, SET, and TRAP PDU Structures

Structure of Management Information (SMI)

            Textual Conventions     

            Conformance Statements

                        Managed Object Definitions

            Management Information Base (MIB) Modules: MIB-II, RMON, and Host MIB

Net-SNMP Extensible Agent Toolkit

5. TCP/IP Management: SNMPv3

      The SNMPv3 Message Format, Security Models and Parameters

View Based Access Control Model

Elements of the model:

     Groups, Security Level, Contexts, MIB Views, Access Policy   

Command Generator Applications

Command Responder Applications

Notification Originator Applications       

Notification Receiver Applications         

Proxy Forwarder Applications   

The Management Target MIB Module

The Notification MIB Module

The Proxy MIB Module

Notification Filtering and Management Target Translations

6. Distributed Network Management

Distributed Network Management Architectures

Policy Based Network Management

Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol

Definitions of Managed Objects for the Delegation of Management Scripts

Definitions of Managed Objects for Scheduling Management Operations

Distributed Management Expression MIB

Event MIB

7. Network Management Systems

FCAPS Management

HP Openview Network Node Manager

AdventNet WebNMS Framework

CiscoWorks Network Management System

8. Policy-Based Network Management

Policy Architectures and Models

Directory Enabled Networking

Service Management Architectures


1         David Zeltserman, “A Practical Guide to SNMPv3 and Network Management”, Prentice Hall

2         Douglas R. Mauro, Kevin J. Schmidt, “Essential SNMP”, O’Reilly

3         David T. Perkins, Evan McGinnis, “Understanding SNMP MIBs”, Prentice-Hall

4         John Strassner, “Policy-Based Network Management”, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

5         Jonathan Saperia, “SNMP at the Edge”, McGraw-Hill Telecom Professional Series

6         Net-SNMP, http://www.net-snmp.org

7         RFC 1213, “Management Information Base for Network Management of TCP/IP internets: MIB-II”.

8         RFC 2021, “RMON Management Information Base Version 2 using SMIv2”.

9         RFC 2578, “Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)”.

10     RFC 3416, “Version 2 of the Protocol Operations of the Simple Network Management Protocol”.

11     RFC 3411, “An Architecture for Describing Simple Network Management Protocol Management Frameworks”.

12     RFC 3412, “Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol”.

13     RFC 3418, “Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol”.

14     RFC 3413, “Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications".

15     RFC 3414, “User-based Security Model for Version 3 of SNMP”.

16     RFC 3415, “View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol”.

17     RFC 3231, “Definitions of Managed Objects for Scheduling Management Operations”.

18     RFC 3165, “Definitions of Managed Objects for the Delegation of Management Scripts”.

19     RFC 2981, “Event MIB”


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