Frequently Asked Questions
Homework is due once per week at 11:59 PM on Monday. Submission via
Autolab. See the homework site for further details.
Results will be made accessible on blackboard (since it has the
right mechanism for sharing this stuff privately).
You can be late twice for up to one week each. It doesn't matter
whether you're late for an hour or a week. Any additional delay
means no credits for this homework. This is the case since we don't
want students to see the solutions before submitting the homework.
You are encouraged to cooperate but you must not copy! If you
copy, you will get no credits. We will not try very hard do find out
whether your homework is the original or the copy. Don't
jeopardize your friends’ homework by plagiarizing it.
We will aim to alternate between practical and theoretical
homeworks. You'll have more time for the programming tasks. It is OK
if you submit your homework early, i.e. even a few weeks early.
Projects are for 3 students each. Given the fact that the number
of students may not be divisible by 3, you may form groups of 2 or
4. However, this is strongly discouraged. A small group is at risk
as soon as one bails. A large group is expected to deliver more.
Discuss the project with your TAs.
Team formation must be complete by January 28, 2015. Email to TAs to
register your team. Post on Piazza if you need teammates.
Teams of 1 are not OK. The entire point of the project is that
you hone your teamwork skills. Otherwise it would be called
Project proposals are due on February 9, 2015. You must submit a
two page summary. Use the
Template for two-column papers.
Project presentations are likely on April 27 and 29.
Midterm exam is on March 4, 2015
Final exam is on May 5, 2015
You must not use computers, tablets, or smartphones. A programmable
calculator will almost certainly not help you, unless you're a
You can bring a stack of up to 10 inch of paper. More paper will
make it harder to find what you're looking for.
Auditing and waitlist
If you need audit credit only, you only need to do the
homework. However, there is not reason why you couldn't participate
in the projects (or the exams, if you're really keen).
If you're on the waitlist, keep on submitting homework like everyone
else. However, you should note that you're on the waitlist on your
submission. Once you're accepted, we'll credit the homework
Obviously, nobody can guarantee that you'll be able to enrol. But
there's a very high chance.