Lecture Schedule

  • This schedule might change during the quarter. The dates of the midterm and final exams, however, will not change.

  • Slides will be uploaded here (and on Canvas Files), usually before each lecture. The lectures themselves might often deviate significantly from the textbooks in the order, presentation, and actual content. Thus, it is mandatory to attend a lecture live or view its video asynchronously.

  • I will add two industry guest lectures to this schedule in due course. These are optional to attend and not included in the syllabus for the exams and quizzes.

Week Topic Textbook Chapters, Additional References Slides
1 Introduction and Administrivia - PDF PPTX
1-2 Basics of Machine Resources: Computer Organization Ch. 1, 2.1-2.3, 2.12, 4.1, and 5.1-5.5 of CompOrg Book PDF PPTX
No class on Mon, Jan 17 (MLK Day holiday)
3-4 Basics of Machine Resources: Operating Systems Ch. 2, 4.1-4.2, 6, 7, 13, 14.1, 18.1, 21, 22,
26, 36, 37, 39, and 40.1-40.2 of Comet Book
PDF PPTX
5 Basics of Cloud Computing - PDF PPTX
5-6 Parallel and Scalable Data Processing: Parallelism Basics Ch. 9.4, 12.2, 14.1.1, 14.6, 22.1-22.3,
22.4.1, 22.8 of Cow Book;
Ch. 5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4 of MLSys Book
PDF PPTX
6 Review for Midterm Exam on Tue, Feb 8, 2-3pm PT - -
6 Midterm Exam on Wed, Feb 9 - -
7 Parallel and Scalable Data Processing: Scalable Data Access Ch. 9.4, 12.2, 14.1.1, 14.6, 22.1-22.3,
22.4.1, 22.8 of Cow Book;
Ch. 5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4 of MLSys Book
PDF PPTX
7-8 Parallel and Scalable Data Processing: Data Parallelism Ch. 9.4, 12.2, 14.1.1, 14.6, 22.1-22.3,
22.4.1, 22.8 of Cow Book;
Ch. 5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4 of MLSys Book
PDF PPTX
No class on Mon, Feb 21 (President's Day holiday)
8 Industry Guest Lecture on Wed, Feb 23
by Lavanya Shukla (Weights & Biases)
- Video PDF
9 Dataflow Systems Ch. 2.2 of MLSys Book PDF PPTX
10 ML Model Building Systems Ch. 8-8.4 of MLSys Book PDF PPTX
10 Industry Guest Lecture on Wed, Mar 9
by Sarah Catanzaro (Amplify Partners)
- Video PDF
10 Review for Final Exam on Fri, Mar 11, 4-5pm PT - -
11 Final Exam on Fri, Mar 18 - -