Final Exam Preparation
The Final exam will be held on Thursday, May 16, 7:00-10:00 pm 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).
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 will be able to earn 1pt of extra credit on the final by completing it before May 6th, 11:59 pm on Gradescope.
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.
|HMM||Tuesday, 9-10||Wheeler 130||Katie|
|Logic||Tuesday, 11-12||Dwinelle 182||Xiaocheng|
|MDP/RL||Tuesday, 11-12||Moffitt Library 103||Laura|
|HMM||Tuesday, 12-1||Etcheverry 3105||Ellen|
|Bayes Nets||Tuesday, 12-1||Moffitt Library 150D||Avi|
|Bayes Nets||Tuesday, 12-1||Soda 310||Rachel|
|HMM||Tuesday, 2-3||Etcheverry 3105||Tony|
|Logic||Tuesday, 2-3||Wheeler 130||Aditya|
|MDP/RL||Tuesday, 3-4||Barrows 185||Ronghang/Dequan|
|ML||Tuesday, 3-4||Etcheverry 3113||Murtaza|
|Bayes Nets||Tuesday, 4-5||Moffitt Library 150D||Wilson|
|MDP/RL||Tuesday, 4-5||Wheeler 224||Ronghang/Dequan|
|Logic||Tuesday, 4-5||Soda 405||Micah|
|MDP/RL||Wednesday, 9-10||Dwinelle 242||Frederik|
|HMM||Wednesday, 9-10||Wheeler 30||Michael|
|ML||Wednesday, 9-10||Hearst Field Annex B1||Austen|
|Bayes Nets||Wednesday, 10-11||Etcheverry 3113||Simin|
|Bayes Nets||Wednesday, 2-3||Moffitt Library 150D||Rishi|
|ML||Wednesday, 2-3||Latimer 105||Henry|
|MDP/RL||Wednesday, 3-4||Hearst Field Annex B1||Adam|
|Logic||Wednesday, 3-4||Evans 3||Dennis|
|HMM||Wednesday, 3-4||Etcheverry 3119||Charles|
|ML||Wednesday, 4-5||Evans 9||Alex|
|ML||Wednesday, 4-5||Wheeler 130||Jason|
Note that in previous years, topics were covered in varying orders, and so the midterm 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.