The Department of Computer Science & Engineering
UB CSE 4/563
Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00 - 12:20, 117 Baldy
"Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know." -- Donald Rumsfeld, February 2002
"We think we know what he means. But we don't know if we really know." -- John Lister, spokesman for Britain's Plain English Campaign, December 1, 2003.
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|Grading||Academic Policies||Sample Project Report|
|463 Lecture||Shapiro||MW||11:00-12:20||Baldy 117|
|563 Lecture||Shapiro||MW||11:00-12:20||Baldy 117|
|463 Recitation B||Bona||455645||W||4:00-4:50||Clemens 6|
|563 Recitation B||Bona||287630||W||4:00-4:50||Clemens 6|
|463 Recitation B1||Bona||296482||M||3:00-3:50||Clemens 6|
|563 Recitation B1||Bona||423250||M||3:00-3:50||Clemens 6|
submit_cse563), in which case instructions will be given with the homework assignment. NO LATE HOMEWORKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
For each project, you will be expected to hand in a conference-style paper, produced using a document formatting program such as Microsoft Word or LaTeX, and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper, stapled in the upper left-hand corner, with your own title page (rather than the page automatically produced by the printer), plus a well-documented listing and run of your program. (Do not enclose your paper in a folder or cover.) The main product of your work is the paper, not the program! For general advice on how to prepare a written report, see William J. Rapaport, How to Write. A sample CSE 4/563 paper will be posted before the first project is due.
In addition to the paper, you are to
program, so that it can be run and checked if the instructors choose.
You will have three to four weeks to do each project. The due date and time will be announced when the project is assigned.
Each project will be graded on a scale of 0 - 100%. A finer break-down will be announced with each project. In general, aspects of writing the paper will be weighted more heavily for CSE563 students than for CSE463 students, and aspects of correctness of the program will be weighted more heavily for CSE463 students than for CSE563 students.
Late projects will be penalized 10 points per 24-hour period, or part thereof. The later of the time the paper is turned in and the time the program is submitted will be the time used. You may turn in late papers either to the lecturer, the TA, or the CSE Department office (201 Bell Hall). Realize that the only times you may be sure that anyone will be available to accept your paper is immediately before or after the lecture, immediately before or after the recitation, or during office hours---plan ahead.
The default mapping from percents to letter grades will be the "standard" curve:
|CSE 463||CSE 563|
You should check the electronic grade sheet regularly, and promptly report any discrepancy between the grades shown there and your own records of your grades to the Lecturer or the TA. The grade sheet is only available to UB addresses.
This course will also abide by the University's principles and procedures regarding students with disabilities. See the Office of Disability Services' statement on UB's Commitment to Disability Access. Notify the lecturer if you need any accommodations under these policies.
|Monday, January 12||First lecture meeting|
|Friday, January 16||Last day to drop without financial penalty|
|Monday, January 19||No classes - Martin Luther King Day|
|Wednesday, January 21||First meeting of recitation B|
|Friday, January 23||Last day to drop or add courses|
|Monday, January 26||First meeting of recitation B1|
|Monday, February 2, 10:30 AM||HW1 due via
|Monday, February 9||HW2a due in hard-copy at 11:00 AM at
start of lecture, or at 10:45 AM via |
and HW2b due at 10:45 AM via
HW2a solutions and HW2b solutions are now posted.
|Monday, February 16, 11:00 AM||HW3 due in hard-copy. HW3 solutions are now posted.|
|Wednesday, February 25, 11:00 AM||Project 1 due. A sample paper and sample KB are available.|
|Monday, March 1||Midterm Exam Solutions posted|
|Friday, March 5||Last day to withdraw and recieve a grade of R|
|Monday, March 8, 10:45 AM||HW4 due via |
|March 15-19||No classes - Spring Break|
|Wednesday, March 24, 10:45 & 11:00 AM||HW5 due via |
|Monday, April 5, 11:00 AM||Project 2 due. A sample paper and sample KB are available.|
|Monday, April 12, 10:45 AM||Homework 6 due via |
|Wednesday, April 21||Last meeting of recitation B|
|Monday, April 26||Last lecture meeting|
|Monday, April 26, 11:00 AM||Project 3 due.|
|Monday, April 26||Last meeting of recitation B1|
|Thursday, April 29, 8:00 - 11:00 AM||Final Exam, Room 127 Cooke Hall.|