Home Page of Spring 2022 CPE380

Class Jan 20 is via Zoom -- see Canvas announcement.

This is the official home page for CPE380 (AKA, CS380). There is only one section, meeting TR 2:00-3:15 in room 323 Robotics & Manufacturing. Hopefully, we will continue to meet in person throughout this semester -- with appropriate precautions against spread of the pandemic. For now, the main precaution is that all of us are required to be properly masked for the class meetings.

Although many course materials will be posted here, the course Canvas site will be the primary place for course announcements. You are expected to use canvas and materials linked here. We expect at least to use Zoom as an optional alternative to physical office meetings with Professor Dietz and the TA. The best way to schedule office meetings, physical or virtual, is via email with "CPE380" in the Subject line.

Over the last several years, the course content of CPE380 has been slowly evolving to take better advantage of the curriculum changes that now put CPE287 before CPE380 and make CPE380 a required course only for CPE majors rather than EE, CS, and CPE. As of Fall 2021, a lot of Verilog exposure was added, with the goal of making students more comfortable working with modern computer hardware designs in Verilog.

Course Staff

Professor Hank Dietz would normally be in the Davis Marksbury Building; see his home page for complete contact info. Regular Zoom office hour times will soon be listed there. He has an "open-door" policy that whenever his door is open and he's not busy with someone else, he's available -- and yup, there really is a slow-update live camera in his office so you can check. However, during the pandemic things are far less certain. The best method to contact him is to email hankd@engr.uky.edu using "CPE380" in the subject line for anything related to this course. If appropriate, individual Zoom meetings also can be scheduled via email.

The TA is Zachary Kahleifeh. His "office" is the 108 lab in the Davis Marksbury Building and he plans to have scheduled office hours, Tu 10-11 and Th 10-Noon. He also can be contacted via email zachary.kahleifeh@uky.edu to arrange in-person or Zoom meetings. Please use "CPE380" in the subject line for anything related to this course.

CPE380 Computer Organization and Design.