University of Michigan, Winter 2016
Instructor: Clayton Scott (clayscot)
Classroom: EECS 1003
Time: MW 9:00-10:30, F 9:30-10:30
Office: 4433 EECS
Office hours: Wed 2-4 or by appointment, EECS 4433
GSI: Robert Vandermeulen (rvdm)
GSI office hours: Tues 2-4 or by appointment, EECS 2420
Required text: Information Science by David G. Luenberger, Princeton University Press.
Prerequisites: Math 116 and (Engineering 101 or equivalent)
Homework assignements: 30%
Class participation: 10%
Reading assignments: 10%
Midterm exam: 15%, in class Wed. March 9.
Final project: 15%, due last week of classes
Final exam: 20%, Wed. April 27, 4:00-6:00 PM
The expected median grade (before extra credit) should be no lower than the B/B+ boundary. A passing grade also requires participation in the two exams and the project.
Homework assignments will be assigned weekly. There will be occasional programming exercises in Matlab. The lowest homework score will be dropped.
There will be a final project in groups of 2. The project must explore some aspect of Information Science not covered in lecture. Suggested topics will be provided. Deliverables will be a written report and an oral presentation to the class. Please reserve Tuesday, April 19, 4-8 PM for project presentations.
Collaboration on homeworks
Students may consult classmates for the purpose of brainstorming, but not for obtaining the details of solutions. Each student will prepare the final write-up/coding of his or her own.
In-class group exercises: You will be asked to form groups of about 4 people. During most class periods, group exercises will be assigned. Each group will turn in one solution. Group members should take turns scribing for their group. Grading will be based primarily on participation, with a modest reward for correctness. Group members who are not present for a given lecture will not receive credit for their group's work. Each student's lowest four grades for in-class group exercises will be dropped, so you can safely miss four lectures without penalty. Groups will be randomly reassigned on occasion throughout the semester.
Students may earn extra credit in two ways:
Most questions you have about the course, both logistical and technical, should be posted to Canvas. Questions about how to solve homework problems are encouraged, but responses should provide hints as opposed to detailed answers.
Standards of Conduct
All students are expected to abide by the College of Engineering Honor Code as stated in the Student Handbook and the Honor Code Pamphlet.
Students with Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential.
Your attention is called to the Counseling and Psychological Services (734-764-8312), 3100 Michigan Union. The Counseling Center staff are trained to help you deal with a wide range of issues, such as how to deal with exam-related stress and other academic and nonacademic issues. Services are free and confidential and do not impact student records. Shivaun Nafsu is the CAPS consultant directly within COE: email@example.com or 734-763-8211.