Introduction to Computer Graphics

Welcome to the CSE 457 Home Page, which contains plenty of information on the class and more! It is to your utmost advantage to read all class-pertinent information thoroughly, particularly help session information, project handouts, and the course calendar.

This class meets twice a week with occassional help sessions for projects and homework.

Project quick links are on the right. Sign up for groups, dropbox etc. View the individual project page for more information.

Staff and Office Hours

Name Email Office Hours Location
Instructor Ira Kemelmacher kemelmi@cs.uw By Appointment CSE650
TA Menghong Chhay menghong@uw Mondays 4:30pm-5:30pm CSE022
TA Francis Ge fge3@uw Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm CSE022
TA Sonja Khan sonjak3@uw Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm CSE022
Staff Email: cse457-staff@cs.uw


Getting Help

You may talk to other students in the course about concepts for homeworks and projects, but you may not take any code or notes away from those conversations. A good rule of thumb is the Gilligan's Island Rule.

The Gilligan's Island Rule: This rule says that you are free to meet with fellow student(s) and discuss assignments with them. Writing on a board or shared piece of paper is acceptable during the meeting; however, you should not take any written (electronic or otherwise) record away from the meeting. This applies when the assignment is supposed to be an individual effort or whenever two teams discuss common problems they are each encountering (inter-group collaboration). After the meeting, engage in a half hour of mind-numbing activity (like watching an episode of Gilligan's Island), before starting to work on the assignment. This will assure that you are able to reconstruct what you learned from the meeting, by yourself, using your own brain.