CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Course Staff

Name Email @cse.uw.edu Regular Office Hours (always check schedule)
Instructor Ruth Anderson rea CSE 460: Mon 12:30-1:30; Tues 11am-12pm; or by app't
Teaching Assistants Dylan Johnson (grad) dgj16 CSE 220: Thurs 11:30am-12:30pm
Cody Ohlsen (grad) codyohl CSE 002 Lab: Tues 12:30pm-1:30pm; Wed 2:30pm-3:30pm
Yufang Sun (ugrad) mandary CSE 220: Wed 9:00am-11:00am
Preston Jiang (ugrad) prestonj CSE 002 Lab: Fri 3:30pm-4:30pm; CSE 220: Fri 4:30pm-5:30pm
Kevin Bi (ugrad) kevinb22 CSE 021: Tues 5:00pm-6:00pm
Josh Curtis (ugrad) curtijd CSE 002 Lab: Thurs 1:30pm-2:30pm

Asking Questions, Getting Assistance, Giving Feedback

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. Make a public post about course content on 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. This is the best way of asking questions about homework, labs, and other class related topics. Also before posting a question on the message board, please browse or search through the questions that have already been posted in case someone has already asked the same question.
  3. Make a private post to just the course staff on the course message board with any questions or issues you would prefer to discuss privately. While you can e-mail course-staff members individually when that makes sense, contacting the whole staff is generally preferred to get a faster response and to let the whole staff see what issues students are having. Alternatively, you may also send email to the staff email list.
  4. Send anonymous feedback to the course staff. The instructor will try to address the issue and share it with others only as appropriate, but will not have a way to reply to you without addressing the whole class.

Mailing List

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Meeting Times and Locations

Location Times Instructor
Lecture A Sieg 134 MWF 11:30am-12:20pm Ruth Anderson
Quiz Section AA & AE Mary Gates Hall 242 Th 8:30am-9:20am Kevin Bi & Preston Jiang
Quiz Section AB & AF Benson Hall 115 Th 9:30am-10:20am Dylan Johnson
Quiz Section AC & AG Mary Gates Hall 271 Th 10:30am-11:20am Dylan Johnson
Quiz Section AD & AH Johnson Hall 026 Th 12:30pm-1:20pm Josh Curtis & Cody Ohlsen

Course Materials

We will assign reading and homework problems from the required textbook, Bryant and O'Hallaron, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 3rd edition (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.

Course Feedback

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