Database Design - Fall 2022

Instructor Pete Keleher
Time T/Th 11:00-12:15
Location IRB 1116
Office Hours By appointment, Iribe 5146

Course Description

We introduce database systems and motivate the database approach as a mechanism for modeling the real world. We cover the relational model, logical database design, query languages, and other database concepts, including query optimization, concurrency control, transaction management, and log based crash recovery. Distributed and Web database architectures are also discussed.


TAs and Office Hours

Office hours will be held in AVW 4140, and online. Zoom links are below.


Communication

Piazza

Piazza is the preferred way to get help, whether from the instructor, TAs, or other students.

  • Do not post code or answers to project questions.
  • Do not rant.

ELMS

Not Used. Messages send to keleher on ELMS will not be read.

Email

Email to the instructor is a last resort if neither piazza, nor office hours, nor email to TAs suffices. Include 424 in the subject or I may miss it.

Piazza Encore

Let me repeat, Piazza is the preferred way to get help, whether from the instructor, TAs, or other students.

  • Do not post code or answers to project questions.
  • Do not rant.


Grading

All grades will be on grades.cs.umd.edu.

36% Weekly Assignments

We have 9 graded assignments:

  • Each are worth 4%.
  • All are due Sunday at midnight.

12% Weekly Quizzes

12 weekly quizzes:

  • Each is worth 1%
  • All are due Friday at midnight

52% Exams

We have (3) exams:

  • Exam 1 is 16%
  • Exam 2 is 16%
  • The Final Exam is 20%

Textbooks

Database System Concepts, 7th edition, Abraham Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth, and S. Sudarshan. See the resources page for other recommendations, and the schedule for papers and handouts.


Final Exam

Wed, Dec. 14, 8am - 10am.

 Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility