The Basic Info about 559 Fall 2014

by Mike Gleicher on August 27, 2014

This category of postings should have basic information about the class, like policies, procedures, and what not. This “sticky” posting at the top has the most basic information.


Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00-12:15, Room 1240 Comp Sci
You are responsible for the material in lecture, and we might have in-class activities that are counted.

Instructor: Michael Gleicher, Office: 6385 Comp Sci.
Office hours (fall 2014): Tuesdays 2:15-3:00, Wednesdays 11-11:45, or by appointment. Check my web page for the weeks I am out of town.

TA: Adam Sperling, Office 4369 Comp Sci
Office hours by appointment, or to be posted around assignment due dates.

Pre-requisites: Officially CS367 – but really the ability to write non-trivial programs.
Note: Math 320 or 340 (linear algebra) is no longer a pre-requisite. (see discussion)

Announcements and Email: Generally, announcements will be made to this website. You can get an RSS feed or even have the web page send you emails. Please see this note about email accounts.

Books: There are no required textbooks. Required readings will be made available online.

Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a final exam.
The midterm exam will be (place and time to be determined).
The final exam will be in the time slot officially assigned by the registrar. Right now, that’s 2:30pm on Sunday, December 14th. However, the registrar sometimes changes this.
Note: Exams are difficult to reschedule, and arrangements must be made ahead of time. Please contact me a few weeks ahead of time if you forsee there being a problem.

Assignments, Projects and Grading: (coming soon)

Computing Environment: This class has been assigned to the Windows computing labs. If a program doesn’t run on the machines in these labs, it doesn’t run as far as we’re concerned. (see computing policies)

Previous course offerings: This semester will be quite different from previous offerings of CS559. A lot of it is an experiment.

More coming

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