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Title: Professional Master's Program

  • Professional Master's Program
  • Orientation
  • Spring 2014

Welcome from PMP Staff
Dave Rispoli Advisor rispoli_at_
Pedro Domingos Faculty Coordinator pedro_at_cs.washi
Fred Videon Software Engineer fred_at_
Tonights Orientation
  • 1. Food/Ice Breaker
  • 2.
  • 3.

Academic Info Admin Info
Welcome/ Dept./PMP Overview
CSE/UW Computing Facilities
Departmental Excellence
US News Graduate Program Rankings Computer
Science (6) Computer Engineering (15) By Ranked
Computer Science Areas Systems (5) Theory
(9) AI (5) Programming Languages (13) Latest
Accomplishments http//
_events/ Exciting New Faculty Hires http//www.c
df Research Areas http//
CSE 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

Professional Masters Program 160 part-time
students 60 new students per year 50 graduates
per year (650 to date)
  • Allow IT professionals access to CSE faculty
  • 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
Masters Program courses (4 credits each) No
pre-requisites exist among courses Eight
additional credits Typically fulfilled by
enrolling in our colloquium series (1 credit
each) 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 recommended)
  • 6 years (including ALL time spent on-leave) is
    the maximum time allotted by the UW for earning a
    Masters 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

Academic Progress (cont.)
Scholarship A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
required for masters 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 (completed as a graduate student
only) that has not counted towards any other
degree Contact advisor to expedite the approval
process Other Important Policies Listed at
http// It
is students 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 Instructors 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. Distributed Systems Compiler
Construction Programming Languages Principles of
Software Eng. Network Systems Digital
Systems Computer Architecture Parallel
Computation Applications of AI Data
Mining/Machine Learning Applied
Algorithms Complexity Theory Computational
Biology Software Systems Computer Vision Current
Trends in Comp. Graphics Human Computer
Transaction Processing Database Management
Systems Software Entrepreneurship Computer
Security Natural Language Processing Molecular
and Neural Computation Robotics Some one-time
courses Alternative Computer Paradigms Accessibil
ity Comm. Tech. in the Developing
World Cryptography Data Compression History of
Computing IT Public Policy Low Resource Mobile
Computing Concurrency Computing for Global Health
Enables students to see state of art research
from the best in field. Note especially our
Distinguished Lecturer Series. Info
redit/ Students can view talks live or on-line.
(90 available on-line) Live Tues. Thurs.
330-430 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 Search
ricted/colloq/search.cgi Reporting
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
Exceptions 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
Spring 2014
CSE P 501 Compiler Construction Jim Hogg -
Instructor (Distance) Day/Time Tuesday
630-920 pm Place UW Paul G. Allen Center
for CSE, room 305 MS Building 99, Room 1915
Principles and practice of building efficient
implementations of modern programming languages.
Lexical, syntactic, and semantic analysis of
program. Intermediate program representations.
Intra- and interprocedural analysis and
optimization. Run-time system techniques. Related
programming environment facilities such as
source-level debuggers and profilers. CSE P 573
Artificial Intelligence Ali Farhadi - Instructor
Day/Time Thursday 630-920 pm Place MGH 231
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 Robotics Emanuel Todorov -
Instructor Day/Time Monday 630-920 pm
Place EEB 037 This course will provide a
technical overview of modern robotics. Topics
will include mechanism design, estimation,
control, learning. The theory will be illustrated
with example applications to flying, walking,
object manipulation with both physical and
simulated robots. Note When available (usually
the week before courses start) Course Web pages
are linked to the course titles on the current
courses page!
  • PMP students register by phone (206) 543-2310,
    fax, or mail using registration form Advisor
    sends quarterly to students' cs e-mail address.
  • 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
    tudents/ACADEMICS .
  • Dont worry about the Enrollment Deposit.

PMP students Cant use myUW to register for PMP
courses Can use myUW http//www.myuw.washington.
edu/ 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
  • Student ID Cards are also used for lab access. On
    first use be prepared to wait a few minutes for
  • UPASS information is available from links at
    Student ID Card Web Page referenced above. All
    PMP students must pay 76 for a UPASS whether
    they use them or not. ?

Quarterly cost 4,625 (925 per credit) One
price for all! 150 quarterly fees textbooks
  • 2 per night campus parking permit available from
    UW Parking Services (otherwise 5 at gatehouse)
  • The Parking Services Office at 3901 University
    Way NE is open M-F 730 to 500 and until 600 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!
  • Microsoft mailing list for PMP students is uwpmp
    (managed through the usual MS portal)

Food/Drink on Campus
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.