Program News and Information

News and information from the TCOM program.

Telecommunications Seminar on September 15, 2016

Title                   "Introduction to Video over IP"
Speakers            Sashi Thiagarajan   &   N.Ken Nodland
Time                  7:30 pm,   Thursday, September 15
(Reception starts at 7:00 pm) 

Telecommunications Seminar on September 15, 2016

Announcement

  • Title                   "Introduction to Video over IP"

 

  • Speakers            Sashi Thiagarajan   &   N.Ken Nodland

 

Big Changes are Coming - Reorganization of Courses

Beginning with the Fall semester 2015, some big changes are coming to the TCOM program. We have reorganized the TCOM courses with the goal to eliminate the 1.5 credit half-semester courses from the program. Towards that end, we have combined pairs of 1.5 credit courses into single 3 credit hour cours. You will see these changes when the Fall schedule becomes available. Similarly, the catalog descriptions for all TCOM programs have been updated. Read on to learn about the detailed changes.

Welcome to the Fall Semester

The Fall semester is just around the corner. Last night, the new student orientation saw a healthy turn-out of new TCOM students. The slides from the presentation about the TCOM program are attached. After the start of classes next week, we have planned our annual "Welcome Back" reception on September 8 from 4-6pm in the TCOM office; be sure to mark your calendars. In the Fall semester, we will be offering 30 distinct sections of TCOM courses.

Additional Information for the Spring Semester

Welcome back to the Spring 2013 Semester. Here are a few additional pieces of information to help you with figuring out our various TCOM 590 and 690 courses and to help you with your course selection. This includes alternative offerings for 509/29, 519/39, and 548/556, new and exciting courses that are not yet listed in the catalog, additional options for satisfying the elective core requirement, and a list of courses that are available in distance education format.

Additional Information for the Spring 2012 Semester

Welcome back to the Spring 2012 Semester. To help you finalize your course selections for the Spring, here are a few additional pieces of information, including alternative offerings for 509/29 and 519/39, new and exciting courses that are not yet listed in the catalog, additional options for satisfying the elective core requirement, and a list of courses that are available in distance education format.

Fall 2011 Semester Additional Information

The Fall 2011 semester is only a few days away; we're looking forward to seeing you all back on campus at the end of August. There are a few things that you may not be familiar with and I would like to explain those to you. These include course pairs TCOM 509/529 and TCOM 519/539 being offered as full-semester courses, a reminder of courses that were recently introduced, options for meeting the Elective Core requirement, and the courses that are available as on-line distance education courses.
 

TCOM Graduate Students Visit National Cryptologic Museum

Graduate Students Santiago Torres and Michael Ashwell, Adjunct Professor John Masiyowski, Museum tour Guide Greg Nedved, and Graduate Student Caesar RomeroContributed by Prof. John Masiyowski

Experiencing technology described and seen in textbooks in the real-world is sometimes a rare experience for graduate students.  A local museum within easy driving distance from the GMU Fairfax campus provided just such an opportunity for the students of TCOM 556 Cryptography and Network Security first hand to learn about, see and touch technology used in this ever changing field.  The National Cryptologic Museum located near Fort Meade, Maryland has an extensive collection of machines and displays of Cryptographic and Information Assurance artifacts.

Course Information for the Spring 2011 Semester

The Spring semester is nearly here and I want to take the opportunity to welcome you back for the new semester. At the same time, this note contains some clarification and additional information about the courses offered in the MS in TCOM program in the upcoming semester. Read carefully about new or rarely offered courses, options to meet the elective core requirement, and courses offered on-line.

New University Policies for On-line Courses

The university has made some changes in its policy for distance education courses with an associated, simultaneous in-class section. This may be of interest to students even if they usually come to campus for their classes.