I308: Information Representation

Spring 2006

Course Info


Prof. Yuqing Melanie Wu

Office: Eigenmann 1039

Phone: 856-1872

Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday (TR) 9:30-10:45 am at WH009

Office Hours: TR 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm at LH228. Also available 11:00-12:00 and 3:00-4:00pm in LH228, when I308 students have lower priority than B669 students.

Assistant Instructor

Ryan Allis

Office: Info 300

Lab: Thursday (R) 11:15 am - 12:05pm at Info109

Office Hours: Wednesday 2pm-4pm


Harini Gopalakrishnan

Office: Info 300

Lab: Friday (F) 10:10 am - 11:00pm at Info109

Office Hours: Friday 11am-1pm.


Subashini Periyasami

Office: Info 300

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Course Text

A course pack and a set of classroom performance system (clicker and code card) are required for this course. They are both available at IU bookstore. It is the student's responsibility to obtain both and register the CPS device online (instruction) before the first day of class.

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Course Policies

The information contained herein is not optional. The students are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with the rules below. Ignorance of a rule stated or referred to here is not grounds for excusal. If you have questions regarding any policy, seek advice from the instructor or assistant instructors before you act.

Academic Integrity

The principles of academic honesty and professional ethics will be vigorously enforced in this course, following the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, and the School of Informatics Academic Regulations.  This includes the usual standards on acknowledgment of help, contributions and joint work, even when you are encouraged to build on libraries and other software written by other people. Cases of academic misconduct (including cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, or facilitating academic dishonesty) will be reported to IUB Office of Student Ethics, a branch of the Office of the Dean of Students. Your submission of work to be graded in this class implies acknowledgement of this policy. If you need clarification or have any questions, please see the instructor during office hours.

Class Policies


The instructor and assistant instructors will try to have the assignments and exams graded in a timely manner. The students can assist this process by conforming to the stated guidelines for submission.

Compared with technique issues, grading concern has lower priority during office hours. Grading on an assignment or midterm exam can be appealed only within 10 business days after the grade is posted. The grading appealing deadline for the last assignment and final exam will be posted later via oncourse announcement.


For Spring 2006, the last day to drop a course or withdraw from all courses with an automatic 'W' is Wednesday, March 8. After that date, a student may withdraw only with the permission of his or her dean. This approval is normally only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress.

Incomplete grade

An incomplete ("I") final grade will be given only by prior arrangement in exceptional circumstances conforming to university and school policy which requires, among other things, that the student must have completed the bulk of the work required for the course with a passing grade, and that the remaining work can be made up within 30 days after the end of the semester.



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Grade Distribution

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