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					Professional Master's Program

            Winter 2011
              Academic and Administrative Information
from PMP
                                           Dave Rispoli

   Pedro Domingos              Fred Videon
 Faculty Coordinator        Software Engineer   fred@
Tonight’s Orientation

1. Food/Ice Breaker
                                   Academic Info
2.       Welcome/                  Admin Info
         Dept./PMP Overview

         CSE/UW Computing
Departmental Excellence
 US News Graduate Program Rankings
   Computer Science (7)
   Computer Engineering (13)

 By Ranked Computer Science Areas
   Systems (5)
   Theory (8)
   AI (6)
   Programming Languages (11)

 Latest Accomplishments:
 Research Areas:
 CS&E Students
Undergraduate programs
   500 full-time students
   160 degrees conferred per year
Fifth Year Master Program
    15 full-time students
    Started in 2008 for current CSE undergrad students

Full-Time Graduate Program - research focus
    150 full-time students
    25 Ph.D. graduates per year, plus a few terminal Master’s degrees
Professional Master’s Program
   155 part-time students
   50 new students per year
   45 graduates per year (501 to date)

Allow IT professionals access to CSE faculty & curriculum
   Students exposed to latest research developments

Promote regional IT recruiting and advancement

Strengthen existing CSE/Industry partnerships

Not: Path to the Ph.D. program
Not: Advanced technical training program
Degree Requirements

PMP leads to a MS Degree in Computer Science & Engineering

Degree (non-thesis) consists of approximately 40 credits:
   Eight Professional Master’s Program courses (4 credits each)
       No pre-requisites exist among courses
   Eight additional credits
       Typically fulfilled by enrolling in our colloquium series (1 credit

Time to complete the program:
    2 1/2 years - one course and one colloquium per quarter. No
  classes offered in summer.
Academic Progress
Academic Progress
   Students must complete degree in timely manner (15 credits/year

    6 years (including ALL time spent on-leave) is the maximum time
       allotted by the UW for earning a Master’s degree

Continuous Enrollment
   Students enroll in at least 2 credits or be formally on-leave at all
     times during program (excluding Summer quarter)

    On-leave status must have Faculty Coordinator approval.
Academic Progress (cont.)
   A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required for master’s degree
   A grade of 2.7 or above required for a course to be counted toward
     degree. (8 courses of 2.7 or above required for degree.)

Transfer of Credit
   You may petition for transfer of up to 6 credits of graduate level
     course work that has not counted towards any other degree
   Contact advisor to expedite the approval process

Other Important Policies
   Listed at:
   It is student’s responsibility to be familiar with UW policies
Graduate courses especially designed for working professionals:
    Targeted class limit of 45 students
    Moderate length assignments
    Manageable group projects
    Final exams
    Accessible: Some PMP courses available on-line and at Microsoft
    Regular faculty and other highly qualified instructors
    Almost all instructors have their own research programs
University resources:
    World class library
    Generous computing facilities
Regular Courses:
Computer Operating Sys.            Transaction Processing
Distributed Systems                Database Management Systems
Compiler Construction              Software Entrepreneurship
Programming Languages
Principles of Software Eng.        Some one-time courses:
Network Systems                    Alternative Computer Paradigms
Digital Systems                    Accessibility
Computer Architecture              Machine Learning
Parallel Computation               Comm. Tech. in the Developing World
Applications of AI                 Cryptography
Data Mining                        Cybersecurity
Applied Algorithms                 Data Compression
Complexity Theory                  History of Computing
Computational Biology              IT & Public Policy
Software Systems                   Low Resource Mobile Computing
Computer Vision                    Concurrency
Current Trends in Comp. Graphics   Computing for Global Health
Human Computer Interaction
Enables students to see state of art research from the best in field.
Note especially our Distinguished Lecturer Series.


Students can view talks live or on-line. (90% available on-line)
Live: Tues.& Thurs. 3:30-4:30 room EE-105.
On-line: “on demand” link from URL above.
To earn 1 credit: view any 8 colloquia; report on any 4.
(From any day, week or year!)
Colloquia reporting system:
Planning your program

 Regular courses are normally taught on a two-year cycle.

 Students who are near graduation have priority for
  enrollment in courses.

 Normal: 8 courses + 8 credits of colloquia

         Replace colloquia with regular PMP courses
         Daytime graduate courses (with permission)

 No research options.

 Contact PMP Advisor for questions.
Degree application process described at:

The two most important things to remember are:
   PMP students must register for at least two credits in the quarter
     they wish to graduate
   PMP students must apply for their degrees in the first month of the
     quarter they plan to graduate.

Graduation Events!!!
   PMP Graduate Dinner
   CSE Graduation Event
   Husky Stadium Commencement
 Current Courses
Winter 2011
CSE P 548 Computer Architecture
Luis Ceze - Instructor
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Architecture of the single-chip microprocessor: instruction set design and processor implementation (pipelining, multiple issue,
speculative execution). Memory hierarchy: on-chip and off-chip caches, TLB's and their management, virtual memory from the hardware
viewpoint. I/O devices and control: buses, disks and RAIDs. Shared-memory multiprocessors and cache coherence.
CSE P 573 Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Mausam - Instructor
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Introduction to the use of artificial intelligence tools and techniques in industrial and business settings. Topics include: problem solving
and search, game playing, knowledge representation and reasoning, uncertainty, machine learning, and natural language processing.
CSE P 590 Low Resource Mobile Computing
Gaetano Borriello - Instructor
Day/Time: Monday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Introduction to the mobile phone as the first truly ubiquitous computing device. Topics include: evolution of the cell phone, the mobile
web, location and navigation, sensors and context-awareness, transport protocols, user interfaces, social media, relationship to tablets and
netbooks, application domains including participatory sensing, citizen science, micro-blogging, and health. Course includes readings,
discussion, and short research or implementation projects.
CSE P 590 Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography
Josh Benaloh & Brian LaMacchia - Instructors (Distance Course)
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: UW: Paul G. Allen Center for CS&E, room 305; MS: Building 113/1159
Exploration of techniques of modern cryptography and application to real-world problems, including common algorithms and protocols
used to secure and validate electronic documents, messages, & e-commerce transactions.
Note: When available (usually the week before courses start) Course Web pages are linked to the course titles on the
      current courses page!
2010-2011 Courses
Autumn 2010:
CSEP 544 Database Mgt. Systems—Dan Suciu (Distance); Wed. 6:30-9:20 pm
CSEP 557 Graphics—Zoran Popovic; Tue. 6:30-9:20 pm
CSEP 561 Network Systems—David Wetherall; Thu. 6:30-9:20 pm

Winter 2011:
CSEP 548 Comp. Architecture—Luis Ceze
CSEP 573 Artificial Intelligence—Pedro Domingos
CSEP 590 Mobile Computing—Gaetano Borriello
CSEP 590 Cryptography (Distance)—Josh Benaloh & Brian LaMacchia

Spring 2011:
CSEP 506 Concurrency—Madan Musuvathi
CSEP 590 Computational Biology—Larry Ruzzo
CSEP 548 Computing for Global Health—Richard Anderson;
CSEP 5xx Course TBD
PMP students register by phone [(206) 543-2310], fax, or mail using
  registration form Advisor sends quarterly to students' cs e-mail

Registration and payment must be received no later than close of
  business Friday before quarter start.

PMP students should be familiar with add/drop/withdraw policies at

PMP students:
Can’t use myUW to register for PMP courses

Can use myUW for:
      Billing Information
      Change of Address
      Schedule Information
Student ID Cards
For detailed information see UW Student ID Center Web site at

Student ID Center, ground floor of Odegaard Library next to the By
   George Cafe, weekdays 8 to 5.

Student ID Cards are also used for lab access. On first use be prepared
   to wait a few minutes for activation.

UPASS information is available from links at Student ID Card Web Page
  referenced above. Note: When you return UPASS no credit or debit
  will appear on your statement.

Quarterly cost $3,325 ($665 per credit)
One price for all!
+ $150 quarterly fees & textbooks
$2 per night campus parking permit available from UW Parking Services
   (otherwise $6 at gatehouse)

The Parking Services Office at 3901 University Way NE is open M-F 7:30 to
   5:00 and until 6:00 pm Mon-Thur. for the first week of classes. There
   are long lines during the first week of classes.
Bicycle room available in CSE basement. Ask Dave for access.

Carpool, bike and bus are very much encouraged!
Getting the Word Out

PMP students and graduates are the best way we have to
  spread the word on the Professional Master's Program.

Please make sure talk to your friends and co-workers
   about your courses and the program. We would love to
   have more students just like you.