CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Course Staff

Name Email @cse.uw.edu Regular Office Hours (always check schedule)
Instructor Gaetano Borriello gaetano CSE 002: W 2:30-3:30 or by app't
Teaching Assistants Sunjay Cauligi (ugrad) sunjayc CSE 002: T 12:30-1:20
Benjamin Du (ugrad) bendu CSE 002: M 3:30-4:20
Sara Hansen-Lund (ugrad) sehl CSE 002: Th 3:30-4:20
Errol Limenta (ugrad) elimenta CSE 002: M 1:30-2:20
Peter Ney (grad) neyp CSE 002: T 2:30-3:20, Th 1:30-2:20
Whitney Schmidt (ugrad) wps5 CSE 002: W 3:30-4:20

Outside of lectures and sections, there are a few ways to ask questions or discuss course issues:

  1. Visit office hours! In addition, if you need extra time or need to discuss something in private, feel free to email and make an appointment.
  2. Post questions about course content to the class discussion board, where they benefit the whole class. If other students can answer your question, you may receive a response more quickly than you would by emailing the course staff.
  3. Email the course staff at cse351-staff at cse.uw.edu (or individually) with any questions or issues you would prefer to discuss privately.
  4. Send us anonymous feedback and we will try to address the issue in class.

Mailing List

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Meeting Times and Locations

Location Times
Lecture Thomson Hall 101 MWF 11:30am-12:20pm
Quiz Section A EE Building 042 Th 8:30am-9:20am
Quiz Section B Mary Gates Hall 231 Th 9:30am-10:20am
Quiz Section C Loew Hall 216 Th 12:30am-1:20pm
Quiz Section D Art Building 003 Th 11:30am-12:20pm

Course Materials

We will assign reading and homework problems from the required textbook, Bryant and O'Hallaron, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 2nd edition. Additionally, you may find a good C programming language reference quite useful. Examples are Kernighan and Ritchie, The C Programming Language, 2nd edition and Harbison and Steele, C: A Reference Manual, 5th edition.

A number of videos on the course content are available thanks to Luis Ceze and Gaetano Borriello, and TAs Katelin Bailey and Rachel Sobel, who ran an online version of this course this spring. Viewing these videos is generally optional. They may be useful for reviewing lecture content or use of important tools for lab. We may occasionally assign some videos to supplement topics which we cover only briefly in lecture, due to the shorter summer quarter.

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