The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Dat Tran
tran

Adjunct Lecturer

dptran@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5500
Fax: 651-962-5500

Office Location: OSS 320

Courses taught in Spring 2014
SEIS 715-01
22543
Computer Networking Protocols --- TBD

3 Credit Hours

This course explores local area networking (LAN) and Internet architecture and protocols, with emphasis on Ethernet and TCP/IP, and OSI layers 3, 4 and 5. We study protocol details, the way they relate and interact with each other, and how they are applied in real systems. Applications such as Virtual Private Networks and Voice over IP, and technologies such as wireless networking and IPsec are also covered. LAN communication building blocks such as hubs, bridges, switches, routers, and their interconnection and addressing issues are studied in detail. Real network packet traces are used to highlight the differences between the textbook descriptions of these protocols and real world behavior. Prerequisite: SEIS645

SEIS 645-01
20062
Computer and Network Comm 1745-2100 M OSS 313

3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to provide a general and basic understanding of the important concepts in the field of voice, data, and computer communications and their use in organizations. It focuses on different technologies that make up the world's communications networks and gives and understanding of their vernacular. The main areas covered are telephony services, OSI and TCP/IP, LANs and WANs, ISDN, ATM and other topics of current interest. The primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with these concepts and technologies and their applications at a general level. Prerequisite: SEIS610

Courses taught in Summer 2014
SEIS 645-07
30036
Computer & Network Communctns 1745-2100 T R OSS 329

3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to provide a general and basic understanding of the important concepts in the field of voice, data, and computer communications and their use in organizations. It focuses on different technologies that make up the world's communications networks and gives and understanding of their vernacular. The main areas covered are telephony services, OSI and TCP/IP, LANs and WANs, ISDN, ATM and other topics of current interest. The primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with these concepts and technologies and their applications at a general level. Prerequisite: SEIS610

Courses taught in Fall 2014
SEIS 645-01
40076
Computer & Network Communctns 1745-2100 T OSS 329

3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to provide a general and basic understanding of the important concepts in the field of voice, data, and computer communications and their use in organizations. It focuses on different technologies that make up the world's communications networks and gives and understanding of their vernacular. The main areas covered are telephony services, OSI and TCP/IP, LANs and WANs, ISDN, ATM and other topics of current interest. The primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with these concepts and technologies and their applications at a general level. Prerequisite: SEIS610

Interests:

Computer Networking, Wireless Communications, and Telecommunications architecture and services.

Career Highlights:

Dat Tran is currently a Global Network Architect for Cargill, Inc. and an Adjunct Lecturer for GPS. Mr. Tran has over 25 years of experience in management, marketing, engineering, and IT enterprise architecture and planning in computer network communications and telecommunications fields. Prior to his employment with Cargill,  Mr. Tran was VP Product Development at Andrew Corp. directing software and network engineering groups to deliver messaging infrastructure outsourcing services for medium and large sized organizations.

GPS Courses:

Computer and Network Communications -- SEIS 635
Telecommunications Architecture and Services -- SEIS 716

Education:

BSEE, MSEE at the University of Minnesota;
MBA at the University of St. Thomas.