• Feedback

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Thursday 07 December 2017, 11:58:50 AM.

    Dear COMP9024 Student,

    Thank you for your broad-based and very detailed feedback on UNSW's myExperience. Besides the obvious wishes (more chocolate) you made a number of thoughtful suggestions that I will take on board next time, such as providing/utilising links to youtube videos that explain some algorithms further and incorporating the weekly programming exercises into the course assessment. Some of you would have liked to see many more algorithms covered, which I'd very much like to do; however, I need to take into account that the course is meant to provide the foundations of data structures and algorithms for everyone who has not studied them before.

    All in all your feedback was more enthusiastic than any lecturer could expect and hope for, and so I was happy to see that (almost) everyone enjoyed the course as much as I did. It seems that most of you agree with the Tao of Programming, Book 2, that "After 3 days without programming, life becomes meaningless." But please don't also forget that a good book, movie or even piece of art can explain the world in ways that algorithms, or Science, can't.

    That's all from me. Please continue to provide feedback to my colleagues for your future courses and, above all, do make the best of your time at UNSW.


  • Final Results

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Thursday 23 November 2017, 11:45:23 AM.

    Your result in the final exam, grade and rank in the course are now available from WebCMS3 or your CSE account using

    9024 classrun -sturec
    • Final exam marks: You will find marks for the multiple choice questions and the four open questions.
    • Grade: This is your final mark and grade for this course. Your final mark is the sum of the marks for the exams and the two assignments, provided that examTotal ≥ 35. To pass the course, your final mark must be ≥50.
    • Rank: Your relative rank in the class.

    In addition, you can obtain detailed feedback on the marking criteria for the final exam from your CSE account using

    9024 classrun -collect final

    If you want to further discuss your marks with me, please come to see me tomorrow (Friday, 24 November), from 2-4pm.

    If you did not pass but achieved an overall score ≥47, then you are eligible to sit the supplementary exam, in which you have to score ≥50% to pass with a final mark of 50. The supplementary exam will be held on Wednesday, 6 December at 8:45am. Eligible students will receive an email with further details in due course.

    Congratulations to the following students for scoring 90 or higher:

    Zhang, Tianrun
    Goddard, Christina Margaret
    Gasparian, Ekaterina
    Long, Joshua Charles
    Qu, Jin
    Wright, William Benjamin
    Zhou, Chaoyi

    Well done!

    A special mention to Xiang Zhou (Erik) for having been the most prolific contributor to the forum throughout the course.

    Have a great semester break, everyone, and best of luck with your future studies.


  • Assignment 2 Marks

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Monday 13 November 2017, 05:12:04 PM.

    The marks for assignment 2 have now been finalised. In some cases the auto-testing results and preliminary marks for the complexity analysis have been further adjusted. You can check your final mark on WebCMS3 or by using the following command:

    9024 classrun -sturec

    You can also fetch your marked assignment, with some feedback, from WebCMS3 or by using

    9024 -collect assn2

    There were cases of plagiarism, sadly, even though only very few. If your mark is shown as 0 and you cannot fetch your marked assignment anymore, then you can expect a separate email from me.

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