Home Page of Fall 2021 CPE380

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 Spring 2021, a lot of Verilog exposure was added, and there will be a few more tweaks this semester aimed at making students more comfortable working with modern computer hardware designs in Verilog.


Course Staff

During non-pandemic times, Professor Hank Dietz would normally be in either 108 or 203 Davis Marksbury Building and available for unscheduled meetings -- as he generally still is at least between 9AM and 1PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also note the automatically updated location/time stamp text on Hank's photo and the contact and schedule info at his home page. However, it's really best to schedule Zoom or properly-masked in-person meetings via email, and we prefer the pandemic safety of Zoom meetings unless there is a compelling reason to meet in person.

The TA is Zachary Kahleifeh. His "office" is the 108 lab in the Davis Marksbury Building and he plans to have scheduled office hours, TBA. 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.