10 Papers for the Ph.D. Student in Networking

By: 
Craig Partridge
Appears in: 
CCR April 2007

One of the challenges I remember from my days as a Ph.D. student was the tremendous struggle to figure out what papers I should read: what key ideas did I need to understand to feel I was even vaguely qualified to do work in networking?

The idea in this essay is to try to answer those questions for the Ph.D. student of today while fitting within the limit of ten papers. Two of these works, alas, are doctoral dissertations, not papers but I am hoping the CCR editor will let that slideā€¦