CSE 410: Computer Systems

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Course Staff

Name Email Regular Office Hours (always check schedule)
Instructor Justin Hsia jhsia@cs Tue 11:30am-12:30pm (CSE 438), Wed 3:30-4:30pm (CSE 438), Fri 12:30-1:30pm (CSE 003), or by appt.
Teaching Assistants Kathryn Chan lic33 Th 2:30pm-3:30pm CSE 2nd Floor (Breakouts/Studies), Fri 10:30am-11:30am CSE 023
Kevin Bi kevinb22 Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm CSE 218, Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm CSE 006
Ryan Wong ryanww Mon 11:30am-12:25pm CSE 021, Fri 10:30am-11:30am CSE 023
Waylon Huang waylonh Mon 11:30AM - 12:30OM CSE 021, Tue 4:00PM - 5:00PM CSE 006
Xinyu Sui suix2 Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm CSE 218, Th 2:30pm-3:30pm CSE 2nd Floor (Breakouts/Studies)

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.
  3. Make a private post to just the course staff on Piazza 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.
  4. Send anonymous feedback to the course staff. The instructor will 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

All students enrolled in the class have already been subscribed to the course mailing list: cse410a_wi17 at uw.edu. To change your mailing list settings or if you have not been subscribed, visit the mailing list info page.

Please do note that all announcements will be sent through Piazza this quarter, so it is more important that you enroll and set your e-mail preferences there.

Meeting Times and Locations

Location Times Staff Member(s)
Lecture Mary Gates Hall 241 MWF 2:30pm-3:20pm Justin
Optional Section Mary Gates Hall 241 Th 4:30pm-5:20pm Kevin, Waylon

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 (See also the 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 CSE 351 in 2013. Viewing these videos is optional. They are slightly outdated (use IA32 instead of x86-64), but are still useful for reviewing lecture content for large portions of this class. We may occasionally assign some videos to supplement topics that we cover only briefly in lecture.

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