Handout #1: Course Information
Lectures: MW 9:00AM-10:15AM.   NVIDIA Auditorium (in the Huang Engineering Center)
Discussion sections: Fridays, 3:15 - 4:05 pm   Location: NVIDIA Auditorium (optional attendance)
Professor: Andrew Ng
Office: Gates 156
Head TA: Sameep Tandon|
Office: Gates 108
Maurizio Calo Caligaris
Sammy El Ghazzal
Honor code: We strongly encourage students to form study groups. Students may discuss and work on homework problems in groups. However, each student must write down the solutions independently, and without referring to written notes from the joint session. In other words, each student must understand the solution well enough in order to reconstruct it by him/herself. In addition, each student should write on the problem set the set of people with whom s/he collaborated.Further, since we occasionally reuse problem set questions from previous years, we expect students not to copy, refer to, or look at the solutions in preparing their answers. It is an honor code violation to intentionally refer to a previous year's solutions. This applies both to the official solutions and to solutions that you or someone else may have written up in a previous year.
Late assignments: Each student will have a total of seven free late (calendar) days to use for homeworks, project proposals and project milestones. Once these late days are exhausted, any assignments turned in late will be penalized 20% per late day. However, no assignment will be accepted more than four days after its due date, and late days cannot be used for the final project writeup. Each 24 hours or part thereof that a homework is late uses up one full late day.
Assignment submission: To hand in an assignment, write down the date and time of submission, and leave it in the submission box near/outside Gates 188 and 182. Please don't disturb the staff in those offices; directions to the hand-in box are here. It is an honor code violation to write down the wrong time.Regular (non-SCPD) students should submit hardcopies of all four written homeworks. Please do not email your homework solutions to us.
SCPD students: Please submit your assignments at https://www.stanford.edu/class/cs229/cgi-bin/submit.php as a single PDF file under 20MB in size. If you have trouble submitting online, you can also email your submission to email@example.com. However, we strongly recommend using the website submission method as it will provide confirmation of submission, and also allow us to track and return your graded homework to you more easily. If you are scanning your document by cellphone, please check the Piazza forum (piazza.com/stanford/fall2013/cs229/home) for recommended cellphone scanning apps and best practices.The term project may be done in teams of up to three persons. The midterm is open-book/open-notes, and will cover the material of the first part of the course. It will take place on November 6, 6-9pm (location TBD).
Course grades: will be based 40% on homeworks (10% each), 20% on the midterm, and 40% on the major term project. Up to 2% extra credit may be awarded for class participation, such as for helping classmates on the Piazza forum.
If you have a question that is not confidential or personal, encourage you to post it on our forum on Piazza. To contact the teaching staff directly, we strongly encourage you to come to office hours. If that is not possible, you can also email us at the course staff list, firstname.lastname@example.org (consisting of the TAs and the professor). By having questions sent to all of us, you will get answers much more quickly. Of course, confidential or personal questions can still be sent directly to Professor Ng or the TAs.
For grading questions, please talk to us after class or during office hours. If you want a regrade, write an explanation and drop the homework and the explanation into the submission box near Gates 182/188.
Answers to commonly asked questions and clarifications to the homeworks will be posted on the FAQ.
Comments to email@example.com.