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Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
 

This page will contain the latest information about Ph.D. qualifying examinations in the Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. The Ph.D. quals are normally held shortly before the end of the fall and spring terms.

The next Ph.D. quals will be Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, 2014 in Lieb 319.


Announcement of the Spring'14 examination.
Letter to candidates.


Reading lists

Algorithms

  1. Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition. T.H.Cormen, C.R.Leiserson, R.L.Rivest, and C.Stein. MIT Press 2009. Chapters 1-13, 15, and 22-26.
  2. Computers and Intractability, First Edition. M.R.Garey and M.S.Johnson. W.H.Freeman Press 1979. Chapters 1-3.

Programming Languages

  1. Essentials of Programming Languages, Third Edition. D.P.Friedman and M.Wand, MIT Press 2008. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9.1–9.6.

Operating Systems

  1. Modern Operating Systems, 3rd edition, A.S.Tanenbaum. Prentice Hall 2007. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 13.

Past examination papers

  1. Algorithms: Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013.
  2. Programming Languages: Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2012.
  3. Operating systems: Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012.


Exam schedule:

  1. Thursday, May 8, 2:00pm–3:30pm: Operating Systems (closed book)
  2. Friday, May 9, 11:00am–12:30pm: Programming Languages (open book, open laptop)
  3. Friday, May 9, 2:00pm–3:30pm: Algorithms (closed book)

All exams will be held in Lieb 319.

List of examiners:

  1. Algorithms (Nicolosi)
  2. Operating systems (Wang)
  3. Programming Languages (Naumann)
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