Prof. Cliff Stein
326 Mudd Hall
- Office Hours:
T 9:30-10:30AM, 3:00-4:00PM and by appointment
W 4:30 - 6:00
T, Th 10:35-11:50
415 Schapiro (CEPSR)
- IEOR 3608/4004 and IEOR 3600/4150
Scheduling: Theory, Algorithms and Systems, Michael Pinedo, 3rd Edition
I will send various kinds of information by way of
electronic mail addresses, and I will respond to questions from you
sent by email. Please check your email frequently, and before working
on an assignment, check whether I have sent out any changes.
I will assume that when I send email out to the class, you have read
There will be weekly written assignments, generally available on
the web on Thursday, and due at the beginning of class the
will not generally be accepted. Exceptions will be made only for
exceptional extenuating circumstances (e.g. serious illness,
family crisis). In all cases, exceptions must be discussed before the homework
The goal of the homework assignments is education, not evaluation.
We must also be mindful of rules regarding academic honesty and
plagarism. To facilitate these goals, we will use the following policy.
- All work submitted for credit must be your own.
- You may discuss the homework problems with your classmates,
the teaching assistant(s), and Professor Stein. For each problem,
you must acknowledge
the people with whom you discussed your work, and you must write
up your own solutions. Any written sources used (apart from the text)
must also be acknowledged; however, you may not consult
any solutions from previous years' assignments whether they are
student or faculty generated.
- Please ask if you have any questions about this policy.
Violations will be treated harshly
Each homework problem will be graded on the following scale:
Note that this scale is not linear! A 4 does not correspond to 80%
and a 3 does not correspon to 60%. Someone who gets a 4 on every
homework problem and an A on each exam will receive an A in the course.
- 5 Outstanding. Especially elegant or clever solution or
exceptionally clear justification and writeup.
- 4 Good. The answer is basically correct and clearly presented,but is not special.
- 3 OK. Got the basic idea, but either some details are wrong
or the presentation is not clear.
- 2 Poor. Something of value, but below the standard that I
- 1 You tried, but this is not passing work.
The course will have a term project, due the last week of class. The
project will be assigned around the middle of the term.
- There will be a midterm and a final exam.
For the midterm, you will
be allowed to bring one 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper with notes into
the exam. The final will be open book.
- Homeworks: 15%
- Term Project: 20%
- Midterm: 30%
- Final: 35%
I take academic integrity very seriously. I reserve the right to fail
anyone for the entire semester based on any infractions. Ignorance of
what consitutes dishonesty is not a defense. Please see me with any
Students with Disabilites
I encourage students
with disabilities, including invisible disabilities
such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss with
me any appropriate accommodations that I might make on their