COMPUTER SCIENCE 281B
The class is held on Tuesday afternoon 4-7pm in 306 Soda Hall. Tuesday is also
the day for meeting up with me (418 Evans Hall). The rationale is that I need to
travel from Silicon Valley to Berkeley and I cannot afford the time
for driving to Berkeley more than once a week. I may be able to make
exceptions for meetings outside the meeting schedule if you're willing
to come and meet me in Santa Clara.
There will be 5-6 sets of assignments, due every second week.
I strongly discourage you from copying solutions of your fellow
students since you're depriving yourself of the experience of
learning how to solve the problems on your own. In particular you
won't learn useful things for the exams and projects this way. Or
for that matter, from the course.
That said, feel free to discuss the solutions with others. You will
likely benefit from that.
The project contributes the lion's share to your grades. You can
team up in teams of sizes 2-4, ideally 3. Anything beyond these
numbers is not OK and I will take the number of team members into
account in the evaluation (i.e. a great two student project is
probably not going to be such an impressive four student
project). All team members will receive the same score (it's too
difficult for me to assess fairly who contributed how much based on
possibly contradicting statements). So choose wisely who you work
with. - You will be expected to give a project presentation around
midterm. - You will be expected to present a poster of the project
at the end of the term. - You will be expected to provide a report
describing the project in the end. It should describe your work in a
reproducible manner, i.e. in enough detail that someone competent
could take the report and regenerate the results (after some work
but no guesswork) reliably.
There are a limited number of classes, fewer than the likely
audience. So not everyone will be able to serve as a scribe.
It is a fair amount of work to produce a good script. If you
volunteer to scribe
(I'll accept up to two volunteers per lecture) you're expected to
produce a quality result that your fellow students will be able to
Remember, whatever is posted online is forever.