See the zoom tab on our course Canvas page for links to office hours and lectures.


Ryan Maas, maas@cs
Office hours: Thursday 8:30am - 9:30am

Teaching assistants:

Kexuan Liu, kx31@cs
Office hours: Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pranay Mundra,   pranay99@cs
Office hours: Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Yiwen Qiu,   qiuy24@cs
Office hours: Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am

Prati Dhamija,   prati13@cs
Office hours: Monday 10:30am - 11:30pm

Joseph Kosten,   jkosten@cs
Office hours: Friday 9am - 10am

Aaditya Srivathsan,   aadits@cs
Office hours: Thursday 10:30am-11:30am


MWF 11:30am-12:20pm, (see Canvas for zoom link)


AA: Th 12:30-1:20pm

AB: Th 1:30-2:20pm

AC: Th 2:30-3:20pm

Discussion Board:

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Recommended: Database Management Systems (third edition), Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke
Also works: Database Systems: The Complete Book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Ullman, Jennifer Widom

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In this class, we build a small database management system, called SimpleDB, in Java through a series of labs. This lab series was originally developed by Prof. Sam Madden at MIT. In 444, we are working together with the MIT team on extending and enhancing this lab series.