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


Ryan Maas, maas@cs
Office hours: Thursday TBD (Zoom)

Teaching assistants:

Hang Do, doh25@cs
Office hours: TBD

Jevin Kosasih,   jevink@cs
Office hours: TBD

Yiwen Qiu,   qiuy24@cs
Office hours: TBD

Mridula Venkatesan,   mriduv@cs
Office hours: TBD

Steven Su,   suz8@cs
Office hours: TBD

Office Hours:

An up-to-date view of office hours can be found in the Canvas Calendar.


MWF 1:30pm-2:20pm, CSE2 G20 (see Canvas for zoom link)


AB: Th 12:30-1:20pm

AC: Th 1:30-2:20pm

AD: Th 2:30-3:20pm

Discussion Board:

We will use the Ed discussion board for announcements and questions about lecture, homeworks, and quizzes. Please bookmark the link here, and enable email notifications for announcements.


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


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.