Basic Info
 Lecture Notes
Minos Garofalakis
Office Hours: Fri @3:15, location TBA, or by appointment
Joe Hellerstein
Office Hours:  Thu/Fri @2:30
in 685 Soda, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistants:
Tyson Condie
Ofc. Hr.: Fri 11-12, 411 Soda
Section: Fri 10-11, 3113 Etcheverry

Varun Kacholia
Ofc. Hr.: Mon 2-3, 751 Soda
Section: Fri 11-12, 75 Evans

Benjamin Mellblom
Ofc. Hr.: Wed 12-1, 273 Soda
Section: Fri 1-2, 2 Evans

News and Announcements:
It is your responsibility to check the ucb.class.cs186 newsgroup and the class blog frequently.

Textbook: Database Management Systems 3rd Edition by Ramakrishnan and Gehrke.

Grading Policy:
  • Homework/Project Assignments: 50% of semester grade.  Breakdown on projects page
  • Mid-term: 20% of semester grade
  • Final Exam: 30% of semester grade
Notes on grading (please read):
  • The percentages are subject to change as circumstances dictate.
  • Since exams are the main indicators we have of individual grasp of the material, we reserve the right to adjust final letter grades based on exam performance.  In particular, students who do not achieve a passing average on the exams will not receive a passing grade in the class.
  • We will be following the EECS departmental policy on Academic Honesty, so be sure you are familiar with it.