Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers courses in computer science, Java programming, MATLAB programming, object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, software engineering, artificial intelligence, operating systems, database systems, cryptography, biometrics, networks, and graphics.

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Departmental Office: 450 Computer Science
212-939-7000

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COMS W4121 Computer Systems for Data Science. 3 points.

Prerequisites: background in Computer System Organization and good working knowledge of C/C++
Corequisites: CSOR 4246 (Algorithms for Data Science), STATS W4105 (Probability), or equivalent as approved by faculty advisor.

An introduction to computer architecture and distributed systems with an emphasis on warehouse scale computing systems. Topics will include fundamental tradeoffs in computer systems, hardware and software techniques for exploiting instruction-level parallelism, data-level parallelism and task level parallelism, scheduling, caching, prefetching, network and memory architecture, latency and throughput optimizations, specialization, and an introduction to programming data center computers.

Spring 2017: COMS W4121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
COMS 4121 001/15051 W 6:10pm - 8:55pm
428 Pupin Laboratories
Sambit Sahu, Eugene Wu 3 124/130

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