CSE120 Computer Science Principles


Computer Science Principles

Welcome to the home page for CSE120, Computer Science Principles. Plan on visiting this page daily throughout the course; there will usually be new information posted that is of use to you.
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Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

-- Doug Larson


30 December 2014: Hopefully everyone is enjoying a relaxing break from class. Before next term starts on Monday, 5 January 2015 please fill out the Precourse Survey for CSE120. Thanks.

20 November 2014: Welcome To CSE120. This is our Winter 2015 Home Page. Not much is happening yet. Have a fun winter break, and stop by again just before the term starts.

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Teaching Staff

Larry Snyder, Instructor

Larry is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. His research area is parallel computation. He chaired the NRC study that developed the Fluency with Information Technology curriculum, and is on the Advisory Committee for the AP Computer Science Principles effort. An avid traveler, he has lived in a half dozen foreign countries, and visited many more. The photo at right was taken in a familiar foreign location ... find out where it is by visiting his home page.

Sona Grigoryan, Teaching Assistant

Sona is a UW student who hails from Armenia. She is in her junior year majoring in Computer Science. Besides computers, she loves drawing, painting and experimenting with all types of mixed media. Her goal is to become proficient in developing great products for people to be enjoyed not only as an entertainment, but also as useful and helpful tools.

Dun-Yu Hsiao, Teaching Assistant

Dun-Yu is a PhD student in the Center for Game Science. He is interested in computer vision and really enjoys games. He made the Photocity iPhone app. Currently he is working on Foldit Kinect, which is about letting people play the protein folding game Foldit using their bodies. As people are so much trained and used to the current interfaces that are mostly 2D, he found it very intriguing how to guide people seamlessly and psychologically to be good at the new interface in 3D.

Bran Hagger, Teaching Assistant

Bran is a third year student at UW majoring in Computer Science. She grew up in Redmond, about 30 minutes from Seattle. In her free time she enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons and hanging out with friends. Recently she started learning German again.

Geoffrey Liu, Teaching Assistant

Geoffrey is currently in his third year at UW, going for degrees in Computer Science and Music. He moved to the United States at a very young age. Since then, he's lived in three different states and visited many more. Outside of his studies, he also enjoys biking, blogging, playing piano, and wishing he could travel to more places. Curiously, Geoffrey uses the computer mouse with his left hand although he is not left handed.


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