January 12, 2011
Xiangyu Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LWSN B155, Class time: Tu/Th 10:30-11:45am
Mon. 9:30-10:30am, Tu. 1-2pm (LWSN 3154K), or
Midterm Exam 1:
Feb. 17 (in class).
Midterm Exam 2:
Mar. 24 6:30-7:45pm LWSN B155.
Class mailing list:
The mailing list is used by the TA and instructor to
send time-critical messages to the students. The students should not send
email to the class list. Send email to the TA
and/or the instructor directly, instead, if need help. Use
the newsgroup (see below) for general discussions
Bin Li (email@example.com)
12:30-1:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm Th,
HAAS G060, phone:
Outside office hour, please send email to make appointment.
Projects and Homeworks
There will be three projects building
different components in a Mini Java compiler.
- A manually written lexical analyzer.
- MiniJava parsing using JavaCC.
- Type checking MiniJava.
Computer platforms for course projects: The computers in Lab
B148, which can be remote logged in to using machine names PODx-y,
where 1 <= x <= 5 and 1 <= y <=5.
Expect 5 or 6 written homework assignments.
Problems regarding grading of assignments and the midterm exams must be
resolved within one week
after the graded work has been
to you. It is your responsibility to pick up the graded work on time.
The grades will not be modified after the one week period.
Normally, the TA makes the final decisions on assigning the grade
for each assignment and the instructor makes the decisions on each exam question. Therefore, please resolve grading issues with the right person.
However, if a student believes the TA's solution is wrong for a certain problem, then he or
she can ask the instructor for clarification.
Late Work Policy:
Each student is given two "late days" through
the entire semester for possible late turn in
of a project. Each use will be either one day or both of the two days. The TA will keep a record
on the grade book on how many "late days" a student has used.
No other late turn-in of projects will be accepted.
Exceptions will be given only in the most extreme
circumstances. Any travel,
including interview trips, load from work or other classes, or simply
not being able to get your program to run will not
be grounds for extensions or
exceptions. The two late days are allotted for your convenience in such
Late work for written homeworks is not accepted.
Makeup Exam Policy
A make-up exam is given only in the most extreme
and requires certification for such circumstances: e.g. medical
statement certifying that the student is unable
to attend the
scheduled exam. Any travel (including interview trips), load from work
or from other classes, failed alarm clocks, or simply not being able to
make it to the exam will not
be grounds for a make-up. If you
have any recurring medical problems that may unexpectedly prevent you
from making it to class or exams, please obtain a doctor's statement
certifying your circumstances.
Weights of Course work Components:
I reserve the right to adjust this weighting at any time.
- Written homework (15%)
- Midterm 1 (15%) Feb.
- Midterm 2 (15%) Mar.
- Final exam (25%)
- Projects (30%)
- Project 1 (5%)
- Project 2 (10%)
- Project 3 (15%)
Advise on Reading Textbook
Students are advised to read the parts of the textbook
in the scope listed in the schedule.
Follow the publication of the lecture notes (which are
posted a few days before the class) to see what in
the textbook to read in advance. Then read again
after the class to think further.