The course covers the state-of-the-art on a set of topics in wireless networking from a practical/systems perspective. Course material consists of a mix of current practice and advanced research. The course is roughly divided into three parts. The first part offers and introduction to the basic 802.11a/b/g MAC protocols as well as the most recent 802.11n MIMO standard. The second part presents the state-of-the-art in wireless mesh networking, discussing both traditional topics (link quality based routing, WMN deployments, measurements and evaluation) and novel techniques such as opportunistic routing and network coding. Finally, the third part of the course presents recent advances in wireless networking, such as cognitive radio networks, white space networking, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), advanced MAC protocol design, and PHY-MAC cross-layer interactions.