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 CSE444 Introduction to Database Systems - Spring 2009
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Recent Important Notices

  • 1 June 09: Posted sample finals.
  • 30 May 09: Added a clarification to Project 4, Problem 3.2.
  • 19 May 09: Homework 3 is officially due on Friday. Because of the long weekend, we will accept electronic submissions or hard-copies (dropped in a box placed outside Prof. Balazinska's office) through Monday, May 25th at 12:30pm without late-day penalty BUT we will NOT accept any submissions after this date. The reason for not accepting solutions later than Monday is that you really, really, really need to start to work on Project 4 next week.
  • 19 May 09: Project 4's due date has been pushed to Friday, June 5th. You CAN use late days passed this date. With this extension, we will not be done grading this project before the final but we will post the solution a few days ahead of the final.
  • 13 May 09: Fixed a mistake in TestQueries.java. Please download the new version of it.
  • 12 May 09: Midterm has been graded. The grades should be available through catalyst.
  • 12 May 09: Midterm solution has been posted.
  • 08 May 09: Homework 2 solutions are now released.
  • 07 May 09: Project 2 solutions are now released.
  • 05 May 09: Project 3 is now released. It is due May 18th.

Magdalena Balazinska

Email: magda@cs

Office Hours Monday, 1:30pm-3pm and also 5pm-5:30pm

Location: CSE 550

Teaching Assistants:
Nodira Khoussainova

Email: nodira [at]cs.washington.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: CSE 216
Michael Ratanapintha

Email: michaelr[at]cs.washington.edu


Time: MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm

Location: EEB 045


In addition to the lecture there will be two sections taught by the TA. The sections give you an opportunity to ask questions about homework assignments and projects. If you haven't done already, please register for one of the two sections on myuw.

Time: Th 9:30am - 10:20am, Th 10:30am - 11:20am

Location: MGH 242

Database Systems: The Complete Book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Ullman, Jennifer Widom

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