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Department of Computer Science

GLIMPSES OF VLAD


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3. Teachings

Vlad likes teaching. Vlad loves it, when the subject coincides with his research interests.
Current assignment:

golddot.gif (1010 bytes)COSC 3F00: Software Engineering
golddot.gif (1010 bytes)COSC 3P93: Parallel Computing
golddot.gif (1010 bytes)COSC 4V94: Discrete Event Simulation

plus various computing projects (golddot.gif (1010 bytes)COSC 3P99 and golddot.gif (1010 bytes)COSC 4F90)

Vlad does not pamper his students; he gives them hard projects. If they can complete his project, they can complete any project. Past project topics include: timetable scheduling system for Brock University with human comfort maximization (oh yes, a NP-complete problem), similar scheduling program for the high school system in Ontario, multi-CPU chess tournament as a competition of multiprocessing programs, stock option analysis program, etc. The positive feedback he is getting is mostly from graduates or students looking for jobs; the reaction of younger students is different.

Every time a new project is announced Vlad observes the signs of incredulity on students' faces. Typical reaction is: 'It cannot be done!', 'The professionals earning real $$$ do not have such a program yet; how can You expect US do it?! How unfair!'

But they can do it; they just do not know it yet. As the course winds down, their software materializes. Vlad gets his kicks from seeing pride in their faces - they understand that they are now capable of attacking any problem.

Courses taught since 1984:

Course (COSC) Name Year Format
3F00 Software Engineering 05/06 Lecture + Assignments + Team Project
2P91 Procedural Programming 05/06 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
4F90 Honours Computing Project 05/06 Project Coordination
4V94 Discrete Event Simulation 05/06 Lecture + Lab
4F90 Honours Computing Project 04/05 Project Coordination
3P93 Parallel Computing 04/05 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
3F00 Software Engineering 04/05 Lecture + Assignments + Team Project
2P32 File and Database Systems 04/05 Lecture + Lab
4V94 Discrete Event Simulation 03/04 Lecture + Lab
3P93 Parallel Computing 03/04 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
1P93 Intro. to Programming in C 03/04 Lecture + Lab + Tutorial
2P91 Procedural Programming 03/04 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
1P93 Intro. to Computing 02/03 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
3P93 Parallel Computing 02/03 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
2P13 Intro. to Operating Systems 02/03 Lecture + Assignments
2P91 Procedural Programming 02/03 Lecture + Lab + Assignments
1P93 Intro. to Computing 01/02 Lecture + Assignments
3P32 File and Database Systems 01/02 Lecture + Assignments
2P13 Intro. to Operating Systems 01/02 Lecture + Assignments
2P91 Procedural Programming 01/02 Lecture + Assignments
1P93 Intro. to Computing 00/01 Lecture + Assignments
3P93 Intro. to Parallel Computing 00/01 Lecture + Assignments
2P13 Intro. to Operating Systems 00/01 Lecture + Assignments
2P91 Procedural Programming 00/01 Lecture + Assignments
2P93 Functional and Logic Programming 99/00 Lecture + Lab + Project
1P93 Intro. to Computing for Physical Sciences 99/00 Lecture + Assignments
2P93 Functional and Logic Programming 98/99 Lecture + Lab + Project
4F90 Honours Computing Project 98/99 Project Coordination
1P93 Intro. to Computing for Physical Sciences 98/99 Lecture + Assignments
3P93 Intro. to Parallel Processing 98/99 Lecture + Lab
2P13 Intro. to Operating Systems 98/99 Lecture + Essay
4F90 Honours Computing Project 97/98 Project Coordination
2P32 File and Database Systems 97/98 Lecture + Assignments
1P93 Intro. to Computing for Physical Sciences 97/98 Lecture + Assignments
4F90 Honours Computing Project 96/97 Project Coordination
2P13 Intro. to Operating Systems 96/97 Lecture + Essay
3F00 Project Organization & Management 96/97 Lecture + Team Project
3P93 Intro. to Parallel Processing 96/97 Lecture + Lab
2P32 File and Database Systems 96/97 Lecture + Assignments + Project
3F00 Project Organization & Management 95/96 Lecture + Team Project
3P91 Legal Issues in Computing 95/96 Lecture
2Y05 Programming Languages: C 95/96 Lecture + Assignments
2Y07 Programming Languages: ADA 95/96 Lecture + Assignments
4F90 Honours Computing Project 95/96 Project Coordination
2P02 Intro. to Digital Logic 93/94 Lecture + Lab
3P91 Legal Issues in Computing 93/94 Lecture
3P93 Parallel Computing 93/94 Lecture + Lab
4P77 Discrete Event Simulation 93/94 Lecture + Lab
4F90 Honours Computing Project 94/95 Project Coordination
2F00 Computer Systems 93/94 Lecture + Lab
3P02 Intro. to Operating Systems 93/94 Lecture
3P93 Parallel Computing 93/94 Lecture + Lab
2Y05 Programming Languages: C 93/94 Lecture + Assignments
2Y07 Programming Languages: ADA 93/94 Lecture + Assignments
4F90 Honours Computing Project 93/94 Project Coordination
2F00 Computer Systems 92/93 Lecture + Lab
3P93 Parallel Computing 92/93 Lecture + Lab
4P77 Discrete Event Simulation 92/93 Lecture + Lab
2Y05 Programming Languages: C 92/93 Lecture + Assignments
2Y07 Programming Languages: ADA 92/93 Lecture + Assignments
2Y05 Programming Languages: C 90/91 Lecture + Assignments
2Y07 Programming Languages: ADA 90/91 Lecture + Assignments
3P02 Intro. to Operating Systems 90/91 Lecture
3P78 Interactive Computer Graphics 90/91 Lecture + Seminar + Project
4P14 Computer Networks 89/90 Lecture
1P04 Programming Methodology & Data Structures 89/90 Lecture + Assignments
4P77 Discrete Event Simulation 89/90 Lecture + Project
3P02 Intro. to Operating Systems 89/90 Lecture
3F00 Project Organization & Management 88/89 Lecture + Team Project
4P17 Systems' Programming Languages 88/89 Lecture + Project
1P04 Programming Methodology & Data Structures 88/89 Lecture + Assignments
4P77 Discrete Simulation Methodology 87/88 Lecture + Project
300 Project Organization & Management 87/88 Lecture + Team Project
1P04 Programming Methodology & Data Structures 87/88 Lecture + Assignments
300 Project Organization & Management 86/87 Lecture + Team Project
413A Operating Systems: Theory & Practice 86/87 Lecture + Project
302B Operating Systems: Introduction 86/87 Lecture
300 Project Organization & Management 85/86 Lecture + Team Project
477A Discrete Event Simulation 85/86 Lecture + Project
413B Operating Systems: Advanced 85/86 Lecture + Project
302B Operating Systems: Introduction 85/86 Lecture
101A Computer Programming 84/85 Lecture + Tutorials
390 Project Management 83/84 Lecture + Team Project
101A Computer Programming 83/84 Lecture + Tutorials
390 Project Management 83/84 Team Project
398 Software Development 83/84 Project
474 Discrete Event Simulation 83/84 Lecture + Project

 


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B.Sc. (Honours) supervisions:

Student Course
(COSC)
Started Completed Status
Takahashi, M. 3P99 Apr'05 Jan'06 Full Time
Frith, K. 3P99 Jan'04 May'04 Full Time
Wagner, K. 3P99 Sep'02 Apr'03 Full Time
Downing, S. 4F90 Jun'02 Apr'03 Full Time
Sanyal, B. 4F90 Jan'02 Dec'02 Incomplete
Van Dyk, S. 4F90 Mar'01 Dec'01 Part Time
Murray, T. 4F90 May'97 Sep'98 Full Time
Grebenc, P. 4F90 Jan'98 Oct'98 Full Time
Grossi, G. 4F90 Aug'97 Oct'98 Full Time
Moss, J.R. 3P99 Feb'97 Jun'97 Full Time
Greeniaus, A.  3P99 Oct'96 Feb'97 Full Time
Churchill, R. 4F90 Jun'96 Feb'98 Full Time
Nicholas, T. 4F90 Nov'95   Withdrawn (Health)
Hall, Thomas S. 4F90 Apr'95 Nov'95 Full Time
Shaikh, A.J. 4F90 Apr'95 Nov'95 Full Time
Tucakov, V. 4F90 Sep'94 Mar'95 Full Time
McCambley, S. 4F90 Jul'94   Inactive
Boldt, T. 4P07 Apr'91 April'92 Full Time
Kollee, B. 4P07 Sep'90 April'91 Full Time
Bell, H. 4P07 Sep'90 May'91 Full Time
Capostagno, J.M. 4P07 Sep'88 May'89 Full Time
Burr, K. 407 Sep'87 Apr'88 Full Time
Motamedi, M. 407 Jan'88 Jul'88 Full Time
Brent, S. 407 Sep'86 Mar'87 Full Time
Obrocki, P. 407 Sep'85 May'86 Full Time
Maguire, P. 407 Sep'86 May'87 Full Time
Reed, C. 407 Sep'85   Withdrawn
Dywan, E. 407 Apr'86   Withdrawn
LaFontaine, T. 407 Apr'86 Sep'86 Full Time
Varsava, M. 399 Jan'85 May'85 Full Time
Lanthier, A. 399 Jan'83   Inactive
Helstrom, B. 499 Sep'82 Feb'83 Full Time
Magnotta, E.R. 342 Jan'82 May'82 Full Time
Sentineal, J.E. 342 Jan'82 Apr'82 Full Time
Helstrom, B. 499 Apr'82 Aug'82 Part Time

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