Final Exam Preparation
The Final exam will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, 8:00-11:00am. Everyone will be in the RSF Fieldhouse. DSP students should have received an email from us about final exam instructions.
The final exam will cover material from all lectures, homeworks, discussion sections, and projects. Note that exam questions will in many cases ask you to extend or combine basic ideas and algorithms from class. Make sure you understand the fundamentals in addition to being able to procedurally execute algorithms. The exam will not test your knowledge of Python, however questions may assume familiarity with the projects (see past exams for examples).
The final will be closed notes, books, laptops, and people. However, you may use a three-page (six sides) cheat sheet of your own design (group design ok but not recommended).
You may also use a basic, non-programmable calculator, which is not required, but which may be helpful and is recommended. (No TI-86's, iPhones, etc.)
The Practice Final is available here. This is meant for you to simulate exam environment and help assess where you are at. It is optional. You are able to earn 1pt of extra credit on the final by appropriately completing it by its deadline: Saturday, 12/08 at 11:59 pm
In addition to regular office hours, we will be holding final review sessions during the normal discussion section slots. There will be multiple types of review session, each covering one week's worth of materials through some review and then a past exam question on that week's topic. You can attend as many as you like. The schedule is below.
|Naive Bayes, Decision Trees||Tuesday 12/4, 4:00-5:00pm||Wheeler 222||Daniel|
|MDPs, RL||Tuesday 12/4, 5:00-6:00pm||Wheeler 202||Aditya|
|Sampling, VPI||Wednesday 12/5, 12:00-1:00pm||Etcheverry 3113||Katie|
|Sampling, VPI||Wednesday 12/5, 12:00-1:00pm||Wheeler 202||Jasmine|
|HMMs||Wednesday 12/5, 1:00-2:00pm||Dwinelle 182||Wilson|
|Perceptrons, Neural Networks||Wednesday 12/5, 2:00-3:00pm||Dwinelle 229||Jonathan|
|Probability, Bayes Nets||Wednesday 12/5, 3:00-4:00pm||Dwinelle 79||Noah|
|Probability, Bayes Nets||Wednesday 12/5, 3:00-4:00pm||Cory 289||David|
|CSPs||Wednesday 12/5, 4:00-5:00pm||Etcheverry 3119||Alex|
|Games||Wednesday 12/5, 5:00-6:00pm||Latimer 105||Nikita|
|Games||Wednesday 12/5, 5:00-6:00pm||Dwinelle 243||Nikhil|
|Search||Wednesday 12/5, 6:00-7:00pm||Latimer 105||Laura|
|Monday 12/3, 11:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm||Soda Alcove 611|
|Monday 12/3, 3:00pm-6:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Tuesday 12/4, 5:00-6:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Wednesday 12/5, 11:00am-1:00pm||Soda Alcove 611|
|Wednesday 12/5, 4:00pm-8:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Thursday 12/6, 7:00pm-8:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Friday 12/7, 10:00am-11:00am||Soda Alcove 611|
|Friday 12/7, 5:00pm-7:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
Note that in previous years, topics were covered in varying orders, and so the exam topics do not align perfectly.
You can also look at much older exams from other versions of the class, but be aware that the syllabus has changed over time.