CS414DL 2011


General Information





General Information


  • This is not an introductory course on Java programming. Students must have experience in programming and debugging object-oriented software (e.g., Java and C++). Programming exercises in CS414 use Java. Our department uses Java in many courses (CS160, CS161, CS200, CS314, etc), so students are expected to be proficient in Java programming.

  • Students are expected to know the basics of software engineering as taught in an undergraduate course using a text such as
    • Lethbridge and Laganiere, "Object-Oriented Software Engineering: Practical software development using UML and Java"
    • Pressman, "Software Engineering: A Practitioners Approach"
    • Somerville, "Software Engineering"

  • A good understanding of discrete math and logic including first-order predicate calculus is expected (CS 166), and data structures (CS 200). CS 200 and CS 253 are prerequisites to CS 314 which is a prerequisite to this course.

Important Notices

You must have a Colorado State University eIdentity (eID), before you can be installed into the CS414 RamCT courseware system. The CS414 RamCT page will have all of the course notes, assignments, discussions, and exams, so it is very important for you to be installed on this system. Visit the eIdentity and eServices web page to get your eID. You will not be able to take part in the course until you have an eID.

Once the semester starts, communication with the instructors must be done by emailing us at cs414@cs.colostate.edu. Before the semester starts, you can send email directly to Prof. Ghosh.

The first day of "class" is Monday, August 22. Be ready to start then. Go to the RamCT calendar to view the weekly schedule. The on-campus class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will post video recordings of the on-campus lectures for the benefit of the distance students.

Contact Information

Course Email cs414@cs.colostate.edu 
Course Instructor Dr. Sudipto GhoshProf. Ghosh
Phone (970) 491-4608
Fax (970) 491-2466
Office location Rm 468 Computer Science Building
GTA Phillipa Bennett/Phillipa Bennett
Cubicle location Computer Science Building
Phone (970) 491-TBD
Fax (970) 491-2466
GTA Sai Pradeep MandalapartySai Pradeep Mandalaparty
Cubicle location Computer Science Building
Phone (970) 491-7990
Fax (970) 491-2466

Biography - Dr. Sudipto Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1993. He received the Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University in 1995 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Purdue University in 2000.

Dr. Ghosh's teaching and research interests include modeling, designing and testing of object-oriented software, middleware technologies, and aspect-oriented and component-based software development. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society. He is on the editorial boards of three journals: Information and Software Technology, Software Quality Journal, and the Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability.

Dr. Ghosh was a general co-chair of the ACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems held in Denver, Colorado on Oct 4-9, 2009. He was the program co-chair of the Third International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation held in Paris, France on April 6-10, 2010.

Last updated: June 20, 2011