Homework for CS 581, Fall 2022




Homework policies

Due date: All homework is due at 10 PM on the due date, via Moodle (unless otherwise specified). Late homeworks (up to 48 hours late) can be accepted for reduced credit: 80% if within 24 hours and 60% if within 48 hours.

Collaboration policy: You are expected to write up the homework yourself, but you are welcome to discuss the homework with other students in the class. If you discuss the homework with other students, clearly specify who you worked with on your submitted homework.

Reading assignments: Some homeworks involve homework problems from the textbook, and many homework assignments involve reading the textbook or published papers. The class discussion depends on you doing the reading, as I will not be teaching all the material.

Review questions: The textbook has two types of questions: review questions and homework problems. In general, I will be assigning problems from the homework problems and not from the review questions (although do note that this is not true for some homework assignments). We may discuss the review questions in class, so please look over the review questions as well.

Disputing a grade: Please come see me directly if you have questions or concerns about how your homework was graded.

Grading policy: The homework overall contributes 40% of the course grade, and each homework (unless otherwise specified) contributes the same amount. The worst two hw grades are dropped.

Reading assignments

The assignments from the textbook do not include the "Further Reading" sections. Also note that we will be including assigned reading from the scientific literature, with 1-2 papers a week assigned after we finish going through the textbook assignments. In general, reading about 10-20 pages each week is to be expected. The due dates for the reading assignments are the night before the class meeting, which means you should come to class having already done the assigned reading.

Homework Assignments