Catalog description: The architecture of the computer is explored by studying its various levels: physical level, operating-system level, conventional machine level and higher levels. An introduction to microprogramming and computer networking is provided. Course Prerequisites: CS Prerequisites by topic Basic skills in software design and programming Assembly language programming and basics of computer organization Digital systems design Boolean algebra and discrete mathematics Course description The course provides a comprehensive coverage of computer architecture.
It discusses the main components of the computer and the basic principles of its operation. It demonstrates the relationship between the software and the hardware and focuses on the foundational concepts that are the basis for current computer design. Understand the principles and the implementation of computer arithmetic.
Understand the operation of modern CPUs including pipelining, memory systems and busses. Understand the principles of operation of multiprocessor systems and parallel programming.
Work in teams to design and implement CPUs. Write reports and make presentations of computer architecture projects. SO Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions supported by CLO's 1, 2, 3, 4. Required textbook David A. Patterson and John L. Note about installation: don't use folder names that include spaces like Program Files.
Read book section B. Other simulators that may be used for drawing logic diagrams and experimenting with small circuirs note that the semester project should be done with Verilog : Digital Works 2.
The projects will be done in teams of people and will require three progress reports, a final report and a presentation. Class Participation: Active participation in class is expected of all students. Regular attendance is also expected. If you must miss a class, try to inform the instructor of this in advance.
In case of missed classes and work due to plausible reasons such as illness or accidents limitted assistance will be offered. Unexcused absences will result in the student being totally responsible for the make-up process. It is expected that all students will conduct themselves in an honest manner and NEVER claim work which is not their own.
Violating this policy will result in a substantial grade penalty, and may lead to expulsion from the University. Please read it carefully.
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Submissions made more than a week late will receive two letter grades down. No submissions will be accepted more than two weeks after the due date. Students with disabilities: Students who believe they need course accommodations based on the impact of a disability, medical condition, or emergency should contact me privately to discuss their specific needs.
I will need a copy of the accommodation letter from Student Disability Services in order to arrange class accommodations.This was the last offering of CS Congratulations to the students who were able to persevere through a pandemic and horrific racism to complete the course and gain some mastery of working with data, and a big thanks to the teaching assistants for their tremendous efforts. I'm hopeful that within a few years Stanford will offer a cohesive curriculum in data science. In the meanwhile, all of the material from CSincluding Jupyter notebooks and data sets, is being kept current on the website of Prof.
Widom's Instructional Odyssey. Aimed at non-CS undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn a variety of tools and techniques for working with data.
Many of the world's biggest discoveries and decisions in science, technology, business, medicine, politics, and society as a whole, are now being made on the basis of analyzing data sets. This course provides a broad and practical introduction to working with data: data analysis techniques including databases, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization; data analysis tools including spreadsheets, Tableau, relational databases and SQL, Python, and R; introduction to network analysis and unstructured data.
Tools and techniques are hands-on but at a cursory level, providing a basis for future exploration and application. Prerequisites: comfort with basic logic and mathematical concepts, along with high school AP computer science, CSA, or other equivalent programming experience. Link found on Canvas. We prefer students participate live, but lectures will also be recorded. All office hours are via Zoom, with each week's times and links posted on the course calendar.
For TA office hours logistics, please refer to this Piazza post. Some Wednesdays, PM Bootcamp sessions are recorded and made available afterwards on Canvas. They provide extra setup help for the tools we are using, and additional programming examples for those who may have a weaker background in programming or seek additional practice.
There are 5 assignments, 2 projects, and 2 exams. The final grade is an equal weighting on composite scores for assignments, projects, and exams, i. Exams are held during the class period; see syllabus below for dates.
Please make sure you will be available for both of the exam dates. Alternate times but not dates may be possible by petition for extenuating circumstances. Please use Piazza for all questions related to the course.
We use Piazza as our primary portal for course-related announcements, so make sure to sign up! For all Piazza posts, we guarantee that we will respond within 24 hours. Also check out the list of frequently asked questions. Professor: Jennifer Widom. TA: Kyle D'Souza. TA: Tara Iyer. TA: Leo Mehr. TA: Aamir Rasheed.
TA: Sandy Lee. Google Sheets Setup Instructions. Spreadsheet Analysis Notes Part 2.However, this is not the sole requirement, which differs from state-to-state  See below for requirements of physicians with a DO degree. The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to determine fundamental patient-centered skills that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.
Examination committees composed of medical educators and clinicians from across the United States and its territories create the examination materials each year.
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At least two committees critically appraise each test item or case, revising or discarding any materials that are in doubt. Students who have graduated from medical schools outside the US and Canada must pass all three steps of the USMLE to be licensed to practice in the US, regardless of the title of their degree. USMLE Step 1 assesses whether medical school students or graduates understand and can apply important concepts of the basic sciences to the practice of medicine.
Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process.
It includes the following subjects:  Anatomy, Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and interdisciplinary topics such as nutrition, genetics, and aging. Step 1 is a one-day examination. It is divided into seven minute blocks and administered in one 8-hour testing session.
The number of questions per block on a given examination form will vary, but will not exceed The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed US medical students take Step 1 at the end of the Basic Sciences portion of the curriculum, usually after the second year of medical school. If the student passes the exam, he or she may not repeat it to achieve a higher score, and any failed attempt is permanently recorded. This situation of the Step 1 exam being a "one-time deal" is the reason it is broadly viewed as the most arduous and paramount examination a medical student will ever sit during his or her career.
Its three-digit result has substantial bearing on the specialties and location tier of hospital for which a residency applicant is competitive. In recent years, an applicant's Step 1 score has been cited by residency program directors as their most important criterion in selecting graduating medical students for their residency program, despite lack of evidence or data to support that perversion.
The current use of Step 1 scoring as a major determinant for granting residency interviews has been met with tremendous criticism by the medical community, citing that the Step 1 exam was intended to be one of four licensing tests. It was never designed to be a predictor of medical knowledge for which cutoffs or barriers could be justified, and instead enables racial bias.
This change is an important first step toward facilitating broader, systemic change. USMLE Step 2 is designed to assess whether medical school students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science essential for provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine. US medical students typically take Step 2 during the fourth year of medical school.
Step 2 is further divided into two separate exams:. It is divided into eight minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block.
It is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes clinical science material along two dimensions: physician task and disease category.
It includes the following subjects:  internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry, surgery, other areas relevant to provision of care under supervision. Step 2 CS uses standardized patients to test medical students and graduates on their ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations, and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues.Quiz 3 covers all material lectures, recitations, and problem sets from the beginning of the course through Queuing Network Modelsbut will be weighted towards topics from the last unit.
You may use all of your notes during the quiz, but no computing devices, cell phones, etc. Exams are designed primarily to test your conceptual understanding of the material covered up to this point in the course.
Please review the content from the sessions covered before attempting the practice quiz. You should be familiar with all of the concepts in the Topics list. Use the practice quiz as an opportunity to think through the problems and identify areas where you need further review to achieve a solid understanding of the material.
You'll be able to best gauge your command of the topics if you do the practice quiz as much as possible by yourself, using your notes, just as you would in an exam situation.
Solutions to the practice quiz are not provided.
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You are also responsible for studying the code provided below. Questions about this code will appear on the final exam, so it is in your best interest to understand how it works. Don't show me this again. This is one of over 2, courses on OCW. Find materials for this course in the pages linked along the left. No enrollment or registration.
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Made for sharing. Download files for later. Send to friends and colleagues. Modify, remix, and reuse just remember to cite OCW as the source. Final Exam. Unit 2. Unit 3. Need help getting started? Don't show me this again Welcome!The language of computer science is to a great extent the language of algorithms. Although there are many thousands of algorithms, there are relative few basic design techniques.
These include: divide-and-conquer, greedy, dynamic programming, and network flow. We will illustrate these techniques by studying a few fundamental algorithms of each type. In addition to helping us understand classic solution techniques, these algorithms have proven very useful in practice. Their names and the names of the problems they solve have become a standard part of the language of computer science. Unfortunately, there is rarely a best algorithm to solve a given problem.
Each approach involves a series of tradeoffs. Therefore, we will also study methods for evaluating the usefulness of an algorithm in a given situation. Among the various competing measures, we will focus primarily on the anal- ysis of time and space complexity. However, a number of other issues will also be discussed. Phase 1 of final paper. Phase 2 of final paper. Students with significant mathematical experience writing and understanding proofsor those who have not taken Math need the permission of the instructor.
Textbook - Very Important!! The readings will be assigned from the required text, Algorithm Design, by by Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos1st edition. It is required that you read the relevant sections before every lecture. Computers Some programming will be done as part of this course. You will also need your computers to type your assignments. You are expected to use Latex for typesetting all assignments in this course. Assignments will be submitted weekly, in pdf format, to their corresponding directories.
You will receive an email with more details after the first class. Course Communication We will be using Piazza for all course communications, and student discussions. You will also receive an invitation to join the course Piazza page after the first class. We encourage you to post questions or comments that are of interest to students in the course. The instructors and TAs will read messages posted in the page on a regular basis and post answers to questions found there.
If you know the answer to a classmate's question, feel free to post a reply yourself. The Pizza page is also a good place to find people to join a study group.Last updated by Karen on May 6, Class Announcements Please send Karen e-mail and stay home if you have fever and other flu symptoms.
This section lists class announcements. Items will not remain on this page for the entire semester, but will instead attempt to represent the current week's announcements. Week of May 4 Exam 3 is Friday May The exam will start at 8am.
Please arrive before 8am to show your UW photo ID. No calculators or other electronic devices. You will be given the x86 instruction set tables from the textbook. B10 Ingraham is listed as the location. Lecture schedule for the last week of classes: No lecture Monday May 4. Lecture on Wednesday May 6 will be review for exam 3. No lecture Friday May 8. Please send e-mail to make an appointment. Online sources may be enough, but no guarantees.
If you do not already have a book, please consider purchasing your own copy of The C Programming Languagesecond edition, Brian W.
Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, Prentice Hall, You will find this book relevant and useful in both further coursework and in industry. A Truth Table for some of the Logical Operations A subset of the x86 instruction set, with tables taken from the textbook. This is what you will be given with your exam. March 4 Find the scoring of your assignment 2 within your p2 handin directory. There will be a file called grade. Assignment 3due Wed.How To Handle Challenging Questions On The USMLE Step 2 CS Exam
April 15 Assignment 5due Mon. May 4 Questions, Answers, and Notes about Assignment 5 There are both written homeworks and programs in this course. All assignments focus on course topics. Grading is based on both correctness and programming style. You write C programs. You will be expected to design algorithms and organize code for these programs. Algorithm details will not often be covered in class.
You are expected to write grammatically correct, clear documentation for the code. A description of expectations for programs is given in this Guidelines for Programs document.Assessing whether IMGs are ready to enter U. Sponsoring physicians on J-1 Exchange Visitor visas and ensuring that Exchange Visitors and their host institutions meet the federal requirements for participation in the Exchange Visitor Program.
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Providing participating institutions with an on-line system to promote and provide information on their elective exchange programs in medicine and the health professions. Enabling students of participating institutions to research and apply to elective exchange opportunities on-line. If you apply for more than one exam at the same time, you will be issued separate scheduling permits for each exam.
You will not receive the scheduling permit or notification by postal mail. The scheduling permit is a very important document ; it includes your assigned eligibility period, a description of the form s of identification you must bring to the test center on your exam date, and instructions for scheduling your testing appointment.
You must bring your scheduling permit to the test center on your exam date. Your name, as it appears on your scheduling permit, must exactly match the name on your form s of identification. Please review your scheduling permit for details and limited exceptions. If you do not bring a copy of your scheduling permit electronic or paper and required identification on each day of your exam, you will not be allowed to take the exam.
If you are not allowed to take the exam, you must pay a fee to reschedule your exam. Your rescheduled testing appointment must fall within your assigned eligibility period. If the name listed on your scheduling permit is not correct, contact ECFMG immediately by e-mail, telephone, or fax.
If the name in your ECFMG record is changed while you are registered for an exam, a revised scheduling permit reflecting this change will be issued. ECFMG will send you an e-mail notification when your revised scheduling permit is available. You must bring the revised scheduling permit to the test center. Name changes must be received and processed by ECFMG no later than seven business days before your testing appointment, or you will not be able to test.
For Step 1 or Step 2 CK, if your eligibility period is extended or your testing region is changed while you are registered, a revised scheduling permit reflecting this change will be issued. If you lose your scheduling permit, you can access it through IWA. You can schedule your testing appointment as soon as you obtain your exam scheduling permit. Please refer to your scheduling permit for instructions on reviewing available test dates and centers and scheduling a testing appointment.
If you do not schedule and take the exam within your eligibility period, you must reapply by submitting a new application and exam fee sif you wish to take the exam.
If you are unable to keep your Step 1 or Step 2 CK testing appointment, you are permitted to reschedule your appointment within your eligibility period. A fee is charged if a change is made during the 30 calendar days before your scheduled testing appointment. Refer to your scheduling permit for details on contacting Prometric to change your appointment.
If you cannot take the Step 1 or Step 2 CK exam in the testing region you selected, you may request to change your testing region. If you are unable to keep your Step 2 CS testing appointment, you are permitted to reschedule your appointment within your eligibility period.
A fee is charged if a change is made during the 14 calendar days before your scheduled appointment. Step 2 CS eligibility periods cannot be extended.
If you do not take the exam within your eligibility period, you must reapply by submitting a new application and examination fee, if you wish to take the exam.
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