This is a 4-unit course. The assessment in this course will be based on homeworks (50%), and a project (50%).

Homework Policy

Homeworks should be handed in class before the lecture starts at the specified due dates. No late homeworks will be accepted.

Homeworks should be done and submitted in groups of two or three. Your homework group can be different from your project group. Please write the name of your group members clearly on your homework submission. Collaboration with anyone inside or outside the class except for your group member is not allowed. Please email me the name of your group member by Friday October 12. If you need a group member, please send me email by Friday October 12.

Most problems in this course will be of a theoretical nature, and the solutions will involve proofs. Your solutions to these problems will be graded based on both correctness and clarity .

Project Policy

The project will be done in groups of two or three students. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Your project group may be different from your homework group. The project will be graded based on a final report and an in-class presentation. There are four milestones associated with the project. Missing a milestone is worth part of the project grade. All milestone deadlines are hard deadlines. No deviation from these deadlines will be accepted unless I specifically announce otherwise. For more details about the project and some project ideas, see here .

Academic Honesty

University rules on integrity of scholarship will be strictly enforced. By taking this course, you agree to abide by the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship described on this Web Site. In particular, "all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind."

In particular, students should not look for answers to homework problems in other texts or on the internet. You may use other texts as a general study tool, and may accidentally see solutions to homework problems. In this case, write up the final solution without consulting the text, and acknowledge the text on the first page of your solutions. Such a solution may be given partial or no credit if it follows the text too closely. This policy applies to all material on the web (except on this year's class webpage), discussions with others who are either students or not (except the instructor, or other students as part of office hours), or written notes from others, whether students or not, (except class notes). You should acknowledge all supplementary texts or other sources that had solutions to homework problems, and anyone who helped with assignments, except the instructor.

Incidents which violate the University's rules on integrity of scholarship will be taken seriously. In addition to receiving a zero (0) on the assignment/exam in question, students may also face other penalties, up to and including, expulsion from the University. If you have any doubts about the moral and/or ethical implications of an activity regarding the course, please see the instructors.