Final Three Quizes

Mon, 19 Nov 2007 10:22:34 EST

There are three remaining quizes:

  1. On Monday, November 26 the quiz will cover all of the material we have covered in chapters 1 to 13.
  2. On Monday, December 3 the quiz will cover Chapter 14.
  3. On Friday, December 7 the quiz will cover all of the textbook.
Notice that there will be a quiz on Friday, December 7. This is our only quiz on a Friday. There is no final test.

Textbook in Lab

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:15:29 EST

One of you left your textbook in the lab. I have it and will bring it to class on Wednesday.

RSS and all That

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:51:03 EST

In class mentioned our RSS feed and some of you had not heard of this term. Here is a short video that describes how to use them:

7 Minute Madness

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 19:52:36 EST

Seven Minute Madness
Research Presentations of the Faculty
Computer Science and Engineering

In recent years the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has sponsored the Seven Minute Madness presentations where faculty have 7 minutes to overview their research. This years Madness presentations are scheduled for September 7th and 14th. Come hear about some of the exciting research in computing at USC.

September 7, 2007 @ 3:30PM in B201 300 Main Street
  1. Duncan Buell, Chair
  2. Steve Fenner, The Limits of Computation
  3. Csilla Farkas, Information Assurance
  4. Jose Vidal, Automated negotiations and combinatorial auctions
  5. Caroline Eastman, Search in Multifaceted Information Spaces
  6. John Rose, Genomics and Proteomics
  7. Chin-Tser Huang, Practically Useful Network Security
  8. Jijun Tang, Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Medical Imaging Processing and Computer Games
  9. John Bowles, Software Verification and Validation
  10. Gang Quan, Power aware real-time embedded system design
September 14, 2007 @ 3:30PM in B201 300 Main Street
  1. Marco Valtorta, Graphical Probabilistic Models for Hypothesis Management
  2. Michael Huhns, Agents and the Semantic Web
  3. Song Wang, Research in the USC Computer Vision Lab
  4. Wenyuan Xu, Wireless networking and security
  5. Jason Bakos, Reconfigurable Computing
  6. Srihari Nelakuditi, ARENA for Research on Emerging Networks and Applications
  7. Jianjun Hu, Computational Genomics and Computational Evolution
  8. Jason O’Kane, Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  9. Homayoun Valafar, Computational Biology and Medicine
  10. Manton Matthews, Natural Language, Logic and the Web

Next Week's readings

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:24:11 EST

I have updated the schedule to show the slides, readings, and video for next week's class. I will keep that schedule page updated with the upcoming class information. We will, more or less, cover the textbook from beginning to end, in order.

First Quiz on Friday

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:04:14 EST

Since we don't have classes on Monday, our first quiz will be this Friday in the lab. Don't worry, it will be easy. I'll talk more about this on Wednesday's class.

Homework for Aug. 27

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 09:35:22 EST

As I mentioned in class, your homework for this Monday is to do Programming exercise 1.1 from the textbook. Basically, you should read the first chapter and follow along as they build the Hello World application. Of course, you first must install Visual Basic on your laptop computer. On Monday in lab I will help anyone who is having trouble.

I also highly recommend you watch this video: Getting Started with Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition

Welcome to CSCE 204

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:34:50 EST

Welcome to CSCE 204, where you will learn Visual Basic programming and techniques for software development. Before you even begin, I suggest you prepare by doing the following.

  1. Get a laptop with Microsoft Windows.
  2. Install Visual Basic .NET. You can download the free Express version here.

Also, note that our schedule has links to tutorial videos that you can watch on your computer. I highly recommend you watch these. They are a great quick way to learn VB.