AMSC/CMSC 663-664 Advanced Scientific Computing
Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
Course Description:
AMSC/CMSC 663/664 is a one-year project course in sequence.
Detailed syllabus.
All graduate students are welcome; if the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, consult the instructors.
For AMSC graduate students in the SC concentration this is a core requirement for the doctoral degree.
Prerequisite/Corequisite and Credits:
AMSC/CMSC 660, AMSC/CMSC 661, and permission of the instructors.
3 credits
No book is required for the course / ask faculty advisor of the project.
Howard Elman (CS/UMIACS)
Email:   elman at
Office [CS/UMIACS]: AVW 3125
Office hour by appointment
Maria Cameron (Math)
Email:   cameron at
Office [Math]: Math 4105
Office hour by appointment
Fall 2017 9:30am-10:45am TuTh [CSIC 4122] Class
Spring 2017 TBD Class
Project Proposal
By the end of September:
  Each student finds a faculty advisor and identifies a suitable project. The proposal consists of an in-class presentation and a written report.
  The proposal should follow these guidelines.
  The oral presentation should last no more than 30 minutes including questions and discussions. A sample presentation document is available.
Mid-Year Report
At the end of the fall semester (December):
  Each student gives a update report of the project progress in a written and oral form.
Status Update Presentation
In early March:
  Each student gives an oral report on the status of the year-long project and the plan to successfully complete the project.
Final Report
At the end of the spring semester (May):
  Each student gives a complete report of the project in a written and oral form, and submits the deliverables.
Weekly Report
Every Thursday during the semester:
  Each student is responsible for communicating with the instructors on his or her weekly progress.
2017-2018 Project:
Project home
AMSC/CMSC 663 and 664 Fall 2017 and Spring 2018