CSE 532 - Spring 2012 - Section 2 - Syllabus
Theory of Database Systems
Course Objectives and Description
The 3 credits course will cover advanced topics in modern database systems, including object-oriented databases, rule-based databases, temporal and active databases, parallel and distributed databases, distributed object model, data mining, on-line analytical processing, data warehousing, multimedia databases.
You must have completed a substantial undergraduate database course,
such as CSE 305. You will need knowledge of Java, JDBC, servlets, and
JSP. You should have working knowledge of mathematical induction,
logic, and related material.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Fodor
Graduate TA: TBD
1437 Computer Science Building
Office hours: Tuesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM and By Appointment
Phone: (631) 632-9820
Email: pfodor (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu
Office hours: Tu Th 10:00AM-12:00PM
2110 Computer Science Building
- Lectures: TuTh 8:20AM - 9:40AM, Harriman 116
Database Systems: An Application Oriented Approach, 2nd Edition (Compete Version).
Authors: Michael Kifer, Arthur Bernstein and Philip M. Lewis.
Addison Wesley; 2 edition (March 26, 2005).
Recommended textbook for Java programming: Introduction To Java Programming, Comprehensive Version, Author: Liang, Publisher: Pearson , Edition: 8th, 2010.
Tuesday 5/8, 11:15AM - 1:45PM in classroom (see rules in http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/finals.shtml).
Grades will be based on homework submissions, projects and exams
according to the following formula:
- Homework assignments, quizes and projects -- 35%
- Midterm exam -- 30%
- Final exam -- 35%
Do not miss the exams. Make-up exams will be given only in extenuating circumstances (e.g., doctor's note stating that you were ill and unfit to take the exam).
Students who miss an exam for a valid reason may need to take a make-up exam;
specific arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis. The P/NC grading option is not available for this course. The grades are posted on Blackboard: http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu.
Details about the projects wil be posted on Blackboard.
There will be regular quizes during lectures.
There will be homework assignments given regularly.
Submission of the homework will be paper based.
Homeworks will be done individually. You *must* do your
own work and you must show how you solved the problems, not just the
For re-grading of an assignment or exam, please meet with the person (instructor or teaching
assistant) responsible for the grading. Please try to arrange a re-evaluation within one week of receiving
the graded work. All such requests that are later than one week from the date the graded work is returned
to the class will not be entertained.
To promote consistency of grading, questions and concerns about grading should be addressed first to the TA and then, if that does not resolve the issue, to the instructor. You are welcome to contact the TA by email or come to his office hour. If you would like to speak with the TA in person, and have a schedule conflict with his office hour, you are welcome to make an appointment to meet the TA at another time.
You are encouraged to discuss the intellectual aspects of assignments with other
class participants. However, each student is responsible for formulating solutions in his or her own words.
A student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted
work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Any suspected instance of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on
academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary
Academic Dishonesty Penalty: Students
who submit the same or suspiciously similar assignments will receive a grade of zero on the particular
assignment and have their final course grade reduced by one letter grade. In addition, the College of
Engineering & Applied Sciences has formal procedures to handle cases of academic dishonesty.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your
ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge that you contact the staff i n the Disabled Student
Services office (DSS), Room 128 ECC, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and determine,
with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of
disability is confidential. Important: If you are planning to take exams at the DSS office, you need to tell
me ahead of time for every exam.
Critical Incident Management
Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the
Office of Judicial Affairs
any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.