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FALL 2022

 

 

The Faculty Senate has approved the following prerequisite changes for Undergraduates:

  • COMPSCI 532 Systems for Data Science, effective Fall 2022 (no undergrad section Spring 2022):
    FROM:  COMPSCI 311, COMPSCI 345, AND COMPSCI 377, ALL WITH A GRADE OF B OR BETTER.
    TO:  COMPSCI 377 AND COMPSCI 445 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
  • COMPSCI 560 (previously 597N) Introduction to Computer and Network Security, effective Fall 2022 (no undergrad section previously):
    NEW:  COMPSCI 453 OR E&C-ENG 374 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
  • COMPSCI 561 (previously 590A) System Defense and Test, effective Spring 2022:
    FROM:  COMPSCI 460 (OR COMPSCI 597N OR COMPSCI 660) WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
    TO:  COMPSCI 460 (OR COMPSCI 597N OR COMPSCI 660) AND COMPSCI 453, BOTH WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
  • COMPSCI 589 Machine Learning, effective Spring 2022:
    FROM:  COMPSCI 383 AND MATH 235 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER.
    TO:  [ (MATH 545 C or better) AND (STAT 515 C or better) AND (COMPSCI 240 C or better) ]
    OR [ (MATH 545 C or better) AND (COMPSCI 240 B+ or better) ]
    OR [ (MATH 235 B+ or better) AND (MATH 233 B+ or better) AND (STAT 515 C or better) AND (COMPSCI 240 C or better) ]
    OR [ (MATH 235 B+ or better) AND (MATH 233 B+ or better) AND (COMPSCI 240 B+ or better) ]

The Faculty Senate has approved the following catalog number changes:

  • COMPSCI 460 Introduction to Network and Computer Security, effective Fall 2022.
    FROM:  COMPSCI 460
    TO:  COMPSCI 360 (will no longer count as a CS400 Elective)
  • COMPSCI 529 Software Engineering Project Management, effective Fall 2022.
    FROM:  COMPSCI 529
    TO:  COMPSCI 429

The Faculty Senate has approved the following change in credits:

  • CICS 290A Introduction to Research in the Discipline, effective Fall 2022, from 1 to 2 credits.
  • COMPSCI 879 Teaching Assistants as Tomorrow's Faculty, effective Fall 2022, from 1 to 2 credits.

COURSES NOT YET ON SPIRE - FALL 2022:

The following NEW experimental courses are being reviewed by the Faculty Senate and will not appear on SPIRE until fully approved:

  • Courses will be listed here once submitted to the Faculty Senate.  There are currently no new experimental courses being added.

The following courses are in the process of being added and will appear on SPIRE as soon as Course & Classroom Management has the opportunity to add the course:

  • COMPSCI 692_ Seminar-Algorithms with Prediction, 1-3 credits
    Instructor:  Mohammad Hajiesmaili

    This seminar course will cover the recent topics in the emerging field of Algorithms with predictions, also known as learning-augmented algorithms, or algorithms with ML advice. This is an emerging topic at the intersection of theoretical computer science and machine learning. Generally speaking, a result in this area takes a problem with strong information-theoretic lower bounds (for instance on the competitive ratio), identifies a compact prediction that can be learned from real data, and gives a proof tying the performance of the algorithm to the quality of the underlying prediction. The field has blossomed with applications to a broad range of classic domains in theoretical computer science such as classical streaming algorithms, online scheduling, clustering, filtering data structures, and many others. The focus of this seminar, however, will be on online algorithms with predictions.
    Class Notes:  SECTION 01=3 CREDITS; SECTION 02=1 CREDIT.  A PROJECT IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS TAKING FOR 3 CREDITS.  THIS IS A THEORETICAL SEMINAR COURSE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON ALGORITHM DESIGN, CORRECTNESS PROOFS, AND ANALYSIS.  A GENERAL BACKGROUND IN ALGORITHMS AND A STRONG MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND ARE REQUIRED.
    Eligibility:  Open to CS Graduate Students only.
    Course url:  https://groups.cs.umass.edu/hajiesmaili/alps-fall-2022
    Meeting Day/Time:  TuTh 11:30-12:45 PM
     

Fall 2022 - OVERRIDE Requests for CICS, COMPSCI and INFO courses

Process for students who require special permission to enroll in university scheduled CICS, COMPSCI, and INFO courses. 

Override Information  The form is now available.

 

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 - OVERRIDE Requests for CICS, COMPSCI and INFO courses

Process for students who require special permission to enroll in courses offered through UWW.
Override Information  The form is available.

 

Spring 2022

 

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    Courses outside the College

    Additional computer science-related courses are also offered in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass and at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. The Five College Course Catalog combines course schedule information from these colleges as well as UMass.