CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Course Staff

Name Email @cse.uw.edu Regular Office Hours (always check schedule)
Instructor Luis Ceze luisceze Monday 2:30-3:30pm, CSE 576
Teaching Assistants Matthew Dorsett (grad) madman2 Friday 11:30am-12:30pm, CSE 022
Eric W. Mackay (grad) emackay Thursday 3:30-4:30pm, CSE 022
Graeme Britz (ugrad) grbritz Wednesday 10:30-11:30am, CSE 022
Dylan Johnson (ugrad) dgj16 Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm, CSE 022
Kaleo Brandt (ugrad) kkbrandt Wednesday 2:30pm-3:30pm, CSE 022
Alfian Rizqi (ugrad) arizqi13 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, CSE 022

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

All students enrolled in the class have already been subscribed to the course mailing list (cse351a_wi15 at uw.edu). If you'd like to change your mailing list settings or if you have not been subscribed, visit the mailing list info page. The mailing list is low-traffic and we will mostly communicate through the discussion board.

Meeting Times and Locations

Location Times Instructor
Lecture Gould Hall 322 MWF 11:30am-12:20pm Luis Ceze
Quiz Section AA & AD Mary Gates Hall 242 Th 8:30am-9:20am Matt & Dylan (alternating every other week)
Quiz Section AB & AE Electrical Engineering Building 003 Th 9:30am-10:20am Alfian & Kaleo (alternating every other week)
Quiz Section AC & AF Loew Hall 106 Th 10:30am-11:20am Eric & Graeme (alternating every other week)

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, ISBN: 978-0-13-610804-7 (Errata). 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. 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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