CMPE185, Fall 2011, Section 01: CMPE 185 Syllabus



This is a required course for UCSC CE and EE students.

What would you like to know?

  • Instructor: Gerald B. Moulds
    • Office hours: Mondays, 3:00 -4:30pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2, Room 237A
    • e-mail:


  • Teaching Assistants: Janelle Yong and Steve Burt
    • Office Hours:
    • Janelle Yong - 4:00-5:30pm Thursday, Engineering-2 #577
    • Steve Burt: 11:00am-12:15pm Friday, Jack's Lounge in Baskin Engineering.
    • Email: and
  • Class meetings
    • Location: Engineering-2 #194
    • Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:45pm


  • Assignments:



Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

September 28

October 3

2. Algorithm Description

October 12

October 17

3. IEEE Formatting Exercise


October 19

4. Article Database UI

October 26

October 31

5. Project Proposal Memo


November 2

6. Previous Work Chapter

November 14

November 16

7. Document Specification


November 16

8. Poster Project


November 21 or 28

9. Final Project


December 6

10.Oral Presentations


Throughout Quarter




  • IEEE Formatting Exercise
    • You can download a .doc version of the text, or a plain text version.
    • Follow the instructions in brackets.
    • You are on your own to find the formatting rules.  Feel free to use a template if you find one.  Also, use the text editing or word processing tool of your choice.
    • You may collaborate with others, but each student must turn in his or her own printed copy.
    • In the Acknowledgements section, list anyone you collaborated with and the URL of any Templates you used.



  • Submitting papers:
    • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  1. Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers (except the Resume and Cover Letter assignment and the IEEE Formatting Exercise) should be double-spaced.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
  1. Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
  2. Any paper not peer edited may be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
  1. Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.


  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.


  • Grades: Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.


  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.



On November 21 and 23, meet at the Jack Baskin Lounge in Baskin Engineering, otherwise known as the Whiteboards room.


Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for $33-$83 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is $33 if submitted 5 business days before pickup, $83 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.


Poster Dates:

  • November 21:
    • Subrina    Bhuiyan
      Seung    Cho
      Julian    Dahan
      Kyle    Huey
      Steven    Huynh
      Lauren    Ivey
      Justin    Johnson
      Trenton    Louie
      Namwoo    Melosh
      Evan    Miller
      John    Mitchell
      Benjamin    Morck
      Michael    Nguyen
      Andy    Nguyen
      David    Oda
      Nathan    Pemberton
      Amir    Pourshafiee
      Eduardo    Rebollar
      Christopher    Reynolds
      Bri    Vidrine
      John    Vivian
      Zheng    Zhang
      Nelson    Zhou


  • November 28:
    • Ariel    Anders
      Ryan    Baker
      David    Bulnes
      Ali    Celebioglu
      Shouchi    Cheng
      Eric    Christensen
      Matthew    Clements
      Lars    Dugaiczyk
      Gerrit    Eggink
      Michael    Flores
      Wesley    Hsiao
      Kevin    Lai
      Louie Ray    Laurente
      Douglas    Marks
      Troy    Pandhumsoporn
      William    Paulson
      Jefferey    Petersen
      Christopher    Peterson
      Andrew    Prokop
      Jasen    Salcido
      Trevor    Seyfried
      Craig    Sloan
      Aurelie    Souppe
      Kevin    Wren


Oral Presentation Dates:


  • Sept. 28


  • Oct. 3

- Doug Marks

- Luna Ivey

- Ariel Anders


  • Oct. 5

- Lars Dugalczyk

- Steven Huynh

- Kevin Lai

  • Oct. 10

-  David Bulnes

- William Paulson

- Zheng Zhang

  • Oct. 12

- John Vivian

- Chris Reynolds

  • Oct. 17

- Andrew Prokop

- Evan Miller

  • Oct. 19

- Nelson Zhou

  • Oct. 24

- David Oda

- Matt Clements

  • Oct. 26

- Kyle Huey

- Trevor Seyfried

  • Oct. 31

- Jefferey Peterson

- Kevin Wren

  • Nov. 2

- Amir Pourshafiee

- Subrina Bhuiyan

- Andy Nguyen

- Jasen Salcido

- Benjamin Morck

  • Nov. 7

- Julian Dahan

- Ryan Baker

- Chris Peterson

- Bri Vidrine

- Gerrit Eggink

  • Nov. 9

- Louie Laurente

- Naimwoo Melosh

- Seung Cho

- Shauchi Cheng

- Wesley Hsiao

  • November 14

- Craig Sloan

- Eduadar Rebollar

- John Mitchell

- Trenton Louie

- Eric Christensen

  • November 16

 - Justin Johnson

- Aurelie Souppe

- Michael Flores

- Michael Nguyen


  • Nov. 21

- No presentations on November 21.

  • Nov. 23

- No presentations on November 23.

  • Nov. 28

- No presentations on November 28.

  • Nov. 30

- Troy Pandhumsoporn

- Ali Celebioglu