|ADA:||9:00–9:50||1304 Siebel Center||Ahsan Gilani|
|ADB:||10:00–10:50||106B3 Engineering Hall||Ananya Yammanuru|
|ADC:||11:00–11:50||4101 MSEB||James Hulett|
|ADD:||12:00–12:50||1304 Siebel Center||Sonali Merchia|
|ADE:||1:00–1:50||1304 Siebel Center||Zhengcheng Huang|
|ADF:||2:00–2:50||106B3 Engineering Hall||Shiliang Zuo|
|ADG:||3:00–3:50||4101 MSEB||Victor Murta|
|ADH:||4:00–4:50||1304 Siebel Center||Elfarouk Harb|
|ADK:||5:00–5:50||1304 Siebel Center||Elfarouk Harb|
|ADL:||6:00–6:50||1304 Siebel Center||Alex Desjardins|
These are dedicated times for students to work together on the current week's CS 374 homework. Students are expected to help each other; course staff are also present to answer questions and offer assistance. This is a great opportunity to meet other people to form homework groups. In weeks with no homework, these will turn into review sessions.
The calendar below shows all scheduled office hours (and homework parties) in blue, and all regular class meetings in red. (The small downward triangle in the top right corner of the calendar, next to "Print", is a menu that allows you to show or hide each class of events independently.)
Conceptual office hours are indicated with a bracketed letter [C]; see the description after the calendar.
Office hours are meant to help all students who attend, not just the few students who ask questions. Our limited time is best spent on issues that are relevant to as many people as possible. We will do our best to answer individual questions (for example, about already-graded work or possible extensions), but as a general rule, students asking us to verify or debug their homework solutions will have lowest priority. (Please ask how to verify or debug your own solutions instead!)
Some of the office hours are specifically earmarked as conceptual office hours. These are centered on helping students building a correct mental model of the material introduced in lecture and practiced in the labs, guided problem sets, homework, and exams. Questions speficially about the current week's homework are off-limits.
We also plan to offer multiple review sessions in the week leading up to each exam. Details to be announced when we get closer to the first midterm.
Space at these events is unfortunately limited, especially in office hours. If the room is crowded, please be kind and make room for others by leaving if you can find an alternative source of assistance. We strongly recommend starting on each homework early, so that you can take advantage of office hours all week long. If the room is not crowded, you are welcome to just hang out and listen, as long as you aren't bothering others. Please do not use CS 374 meetings to work on other classes.
In addition to these in-person meetings, the course staff regularly monitor Ed Discussion and Discord. As a matter of course policy, course staff will wait a minimum of three hours before answering any online question about the course material—except for questions about lecture material on the day of the the lecture—so that other students have an opportunity to answer first. (We will answer administrative questions as quickly as we can.)