Important Announcements

Upcoming Due Dates


Amol Deshpande, Email: amol at cs dot umd dot edu,
Office hours: Monday 11-12pm, Wednesday 5-6pm, or by appointment;
Office: AVW 3221

Teaching Assistants (Office Hours in 4103 AVW)

Hui Miao, Office Hours: Tuesday 11am-12pm, Friday 11am-12pm.
Amit Chavan, Office Hours: Tuesday 10-11am, Friday 10am-12pm.
Souvik Bhattacherjee, Office Hours: Thursday 10am-12pm.

Class Forum

We will use Piazza for class discussion/clarifications etc.

Github Repository for the Class

We will use github for disseminating project information.


Database System Concepts; Silberschatz, Korth & Sudarshan; 6th Edition, McGraw Hill.
The readings for the course will refer to the 6th edition. You should be able to get by having an earlier edition, but you will have to figure out the mapping.
The book website ( has a lot of supplemental material that you may find useful.

Course Grading

Weekly reading homeworks: 12%, Two midterms: 25%, Final: 25%
6 Projects/Programming Assignments: 30%, In-class participation: 7%
Meet with the instructor: 1%

Final: There will be a combined final for the two sections. Details TBA.