Basic Info

The general stuff is at the top, and there’s a list of more detailed things below.

Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:45, Room 1325 Comp Sci
You are responsible for the material in lecture, and we might have in-class activities that are counted.

Instructor: Eftychios Sifakis, Office: 6355 Comp Sci.
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am – 11:00am, or by appointment.

TA: Adam Sperling, Office 4369 Comp Sci
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday 1:00pm-2:15pm, or by appointment, or whenever the door is open, additional hours may be posted around project due dates.

Pre-requisites: Officially CS367 – but really the ability to write non-trivial programs.
Note: Math 320 or 340 (linear algebra) is no longer a pre-requisite. (see discussion)

Announcements and Email: Announcements will be made to this website, and you are responsible for checking it regularly. You can get an RSS feed or even have the web page send you emails. Please see this note about email accounts.

Books: There are no required textbooks. “Fundamentals of Computer Graphics” by Shirley/Marschner is recommended. Additional resources may be provided.

Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a final exam.
The midterm exam will be Thursday, March 19th 7:15-9:15pm.
The final exam will be Wednesday, May 13 7:45-9:45am in CS 1221.
Note: Exams are difficult to reschedule, and arrangements must be made ahead of time. Please contact me a few weeks ahead of time if you forsee there being a problem.

Assignments, Projects and Grading: percentage weights are not set in stone yet, but the policy will probably be similar to last semester.

Computing Environment: This class has been assigned to the Windows computing labs. If a program doesn’t run on the machines in these labs, it doesn’t run as far as we’re concerned. (see computing policies)

Previous course offerings: Check out last semester’s course website for more links, project galleries, and other graphics resources. Most content and course activities will be similar to last semester.