University of Maryland

CMSC 420 Data Structures, Summer 2005

Current Announcements
  • Check the CMSC 420 course pages on the blackboard project news and update forum daily for project clarifications. All project-related questions will be answered on the appropriate discussion board to ensure all students equal access to the information. Answers will not be emailed. Unless unusual situations arise, all future versions of the specification will be posted only on blackboard.  
  • Eventually, this will become a static, minimalist webpage, with all updates on blackboard. You will be able to tell because an appropriate announcement will replace this sentence. So, get familiar with the webpage-in-progress at blackboard now!
Latest Project Specification
Course Essentials
  • Lectures (located in CSIC1115): 
    • Sec 0101: MTWTh....12:30pm - 1:50pm 
  • Instructor: Michelle Hugue 
    • Email: 
    • Office: 1125 AV Williams 
    • Hours: W: 2-3:30 and by appointment 
  • Class accounts: Unix accounts will be on the OIT (Office of Information Technology) Detective Alpha cluster. Please familiarize yourself with the rules for OIT account usage. 
  • Book(s): Design and Analysis of Spatial Data Structures (Samet) and A Practical Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms (Shaffer) 
Projects, Quizzes, and Exams
  • Quizzes: (15-20%) Best 3 of 5, (6/9, 6/16, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14);
  • Midterm: (20-25%) on 6/23 
  • Final Exam: (25%-35%) on 7/20 at 12:30--2:30pm 
  • Project: (35%-40%)  total = (P1 + P2 +2 P3 + 3P4)
    • Part 1: due 10:00 PM 6/11, with 24 hour grace period. No submissions accepted for credit after 10PM 6/12.
    • Part 2: due 10:00 PM TBD.
    • Part 3: due 10:00 PM TBD.
    • Part 4: due 10:00 PM TBD.
    • Class Participation: up to 5%