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Dr. Alyce Brady


Hello everyone! I look forward to working with you as you delve deeper into computers and computing. This is the course where we ask: how do computers really work? It's also the course where I get to return to my C programming roots, and welcome you to the stark beauty of pointers, side effects, and memory management!

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Collaboration Center

Meet TAs, Work, Learn

The Computer Science Collaboration Center is located in OU 312. It is available Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This is a space to hang out, work on computer science by yourself or with your peers! TAs are available for assistance.

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COMP 230 - Computer Organization, Spring 2019

This course explores the computer hardware - software interface. It provides an introduction to computer organization; gates, truth tables, and logic design; number representation and arithmetic; assembly-language programming and the assembly process; and current techniques for improving computer performance. We will be programming in C, a highly influential language that is itself near the hardware - software interface, and which will provide an introduction to procedural (as opposed to object-oriented) programming for many of you.

New this year is a lab component for this class, and a group of experienced TAs to help. The lab will be, essentially, an extension of the collaboration center, providing a dedicated time and place to make progress on programming (and other) projects with support from me, from the TAs, and from each other.

One last thing: diversity and inclusion in Science are critical for the achievement of excellency. For this reason, we are all responsible for making sure our classroom is a space in which everyone can learn, participate, and contribute to each other's learning experiences.


Wednesdays, 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM

The Math/CS department hosts a weekly tea time from 3:45 to 4:15 on Wednesdays. Please drop by the Common Area just outside the department office suite for some conversation and munchies.