Princeton University is experimenting during the Fall semester with several courses on the coursera platform, including two from the Electrical Engineering Department: ELE475 Computer Architecture by David Wentzlaff and ELE381 Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes by Mung Chiang. For more information about coursera, please see the Daily Princetonian article.
Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Skype have become household names as demand soars for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. As a result, this enormous thirst for moving pixels is fast outpacing the capacity to supply video to viewers' screens. A team of Princeton researchers led by Mung Chiang, a professor of electrical engineering, is grappling with the problem by exploring ways to make global networks more efficient.