Intro to Database Systems - Fall 2013


Michael Franklin 
Office Hours: Mondays 11-12; Thursdays 3-4 in 449 Soda Hall or by appointment

Teaching Assistants and Graduate Student Instructors 

Lu Cheng (
Office Hours: Th 4-5, Soda 283-E (Alcove)
Sections:  Tu 10 & 4

Daniel Haas ( )
Office Hours: W 2-3, Soda 283-E (Alcove)
Sections: Tu 5 & 6

Evan Sparks (lastname at
Office Hours: Tu 3-4, Soda 611 (Alcove)
Sections:  Tu 1 & 2

Liwen Sun  (
Office Hours: W 11-12, Soda 651 (Alcove)
Section:  W 10 

Victor Zhu (
Office Hours: F 2-3, Soda 283-E (Alcove)
Sections:  Tu 11. W 11

Lectures:  M W 4-5:30  100 Lewis (starting Sept 4th)

Recent Announcements

  • Midterm Logistics, Details, and reading list When: October 16 7:30p-9:30p (we will start the exam at 7:45 Sharp - room opens at 7:30)  Duration: 1 hour 45 minutesLocation: 145 and 155 ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2013, 11:34 PM by Michael Franklin
  • Sections Will Start the Week of Sept 9 Due to the way the start of the semester (on a Thursday) and Labor day work out, our first lecture won't be until Wednesday Sept 4.   For this reason ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2013, 11:27 PM by Michael Franklin
  • Hello and Welcome to CS 186 "Big Data" continues to be all over the news, making an impact on fields as diverse as medicine, entertainment, government, finance, cosmology ... you name it.   In this course we'll ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2013, 11:23 PM by Michael Franklin
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