SENG 475 and ECE 596C — Advanced Programming Techniques for Robust Efficient Computing (With C++)
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Table of Contents
- Please Show Your Support for Open-Access Learning Resources for Students
- What is the Course About?
- Testimonials from Past Students
- When is the Course Offered?
- Prerequisite Knowledge and Requirements of Course
- Registering for the Course
- Accessing Course Materials
- Software Development Environment (SDE) for the Course
- Accessing the SDE on the Lab Machines
- Accessing the SDE via Virtual Machine Disk Images
- Accessing the SDE by Installing From Scratch (Not Supported)
- Office Hours
- Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants (TAs)
- Course Outline
- Online Meetings
- Brightspace Site
- Course-Materials Bug-Bounty Program (CMBBP)
- Feedback on Course/Teaching
- Important Dates
- Required Texts/Materials
- Video Lectures
- GitHub and GitHub Classroom
- Miscellaneous Handouts and Documents
Please Show Your Support for Open-Access Learning Resources for Students
Textbook and Lecture Slides. The instructor invested a very substantial amount of time preparing the textbook and lecture slides used in the course. If you find the textbook and lecture slides to be a valuable resource for learning, the instructor would appreciate very much if you could show your support of them by posting reviews of them online. Reviews can be posted using the following links:
- Lectures Slides
Video Lectures. The instructor also spent a very considerable amount of time in preparing all of the video lecture content used in the course, including both the course video lectures as well as all of the supplemental video lectures. If you find the videos to be particularly helpful for learning, the instructor would appreciate very much if you could "like" some of them on YouTube or subscribe to his YouTube channel:
Additional Remarks. Since the textbook, lecture slides, and video lectures are all publically available, you are also most welcome to tell people outside the course about these learning resources.
What is the Course About?
Motivation Behind The Course
Collectively, the programming-related courses offered by various programs in the Faculty of Engineering tend to go for breadth of coverage of programming languages rather than depth. That is, students are typically exposed to several programming languages at a relatively basic level, with no one language being covered in great depth. While there is certainly considerable value in breadth of knowledge, not knowing at least one programming language commonly used in industry in depth places the student at a significant disadvantage when seeking employment and can also limit the scope of projects that the student can reasonably undertake as part of their studies. The course SENG 475 (which is crosslisted as the graduate-level course ECE 596C) is intended to address this problem.
The Course (SENG 475 and ECE 596C)
The course SENG 475 (which is crosslisted as the graduate-level course ECE 596C) studies advanced programming techniques for robust efficient computing in the context of the C++ programming language. The course affords students the opportunity to apply, in depth, the concepts learned over a number of courses in the context of a single programming language commonly used in industry (namely, C++). For a variety of programming concepts, the student will learn in detail how each of these concepts maps into particular features of the C++ programming language and how to use these features in an effective manner. Although SENG 475 carries the "SENG" designation, the course is open to any students in the Faculty with the necessary prerequisites.
In order to accommodate graduate students, SENG 475 is crosslisted as the graduate-level course ECE 596C (Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering).
If you would like an approximate idea of what subset of the material from the lecture-slide deck will be covered in the course, the videos of all of the lectures for the 2019-05 offering of the course can be found in the Video Lectures section. This also includes a list of the slides covered from the slide deck.
Testimonials from Past Students
In spite of SENG 475 being a very challenging course, many students have found taking the course to be a very positive experience and extremely beneficial to their career. Below are a few examples of unsolicited comments from students regarding the course.
Email from student who took SENG 475 in 2019-05:
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:46:10 -0700 From: Zachary Dirk [email address omitted for privacy reasons] To: Michael Adams [email address omitted for privacy reasons] Subject: Thanks for SENG475! Hi Dr. Adams, I just wanted to send a personal thank you letter for SENG 475. I took the course with you in my graduating semester this past summer, and this week I've received two very generous job offers for C++ programming positions. The material you covered in your course was extremely useful in my technical interviews, even for non C++ questions. It's not hyperbole to say that I would not have received these offers had I not taken your course. I know you put a lot of effort into SENG 475, and I just want to make sure you know that at least one student appreciated it a whole lot. Sincerely, Zach
Email from student who took SENG 475 in 2019-05:
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:02:56 -0700 From: Paul Molina-Plant [email address omitted for privacy reasons] To: Michael Adams [email address omitted for privacy reasons] Subject: A small thank you. Hi Dr. Adams, I want to thank you for being a great teacher. I can easily say that seng475 was the most influential course in my degree and has prepared me well for the future. I used C++ while interviewing for Amazon and ended up getting a great offer from them. [other non-SENG475 comments deleted] Sincerely, Paul
When is the Course Offered?
SENG 475 (which is crosslisted as the graduate-level course ECE 596C) is typically offered in the Summer (May-August) term. The course is planned to be offerred in the Summer 2021 term (and likely will be offerred in each Summer term for the foreseeable future). Please check this section periodically for updates in case this schedule might possibly change. For information about which courses are being offered by the ECE Department in the current year (such as SENG 475), please refer to the Courses section of the ECE Department web site. Incidentally, if SENG 475 (or ECE 596C) is not offered in a time frame that is feasible for you to take it, you might find the course ECE 486/586 to be of interest.
Prerequisite Knowledge and Requirements of the Course
Prerequisite Knowledge of C++
The course SENG 475 is taught using the programming language C++. It is important to understand, however, that this course does not attempt to teach rudimentary C++. It is assumed that the student already has a basic working knowledge of C++. In particular, it is assumed that the student is familiar with the following aspects of C++:
- basics: objects, types, values; operators and expressions; control-flow constructs; functions; namespaces
- classes: members and access specifiers; constructors and destructors; operator overloading; functors; other basics of classes
- templates: function templates; class templates; variable templates; alias templates
- standard library: containers, iterators, and algorithms; a few of the commonly-used types, such as std::vector and std::string
What To Do If You Are Lacking the Prerequisite Knowledge of C++
In order to accommodate students with strong programming skills but no prior knowledge of C++, detailed video lectures are available that cover the necessary prerequisite material. In particular, numerous video lectures related to C++ can be found at:
- Standard Library
- Software Tools
- Version Control Systems (Git)
- Build Tools (excluding the video lecture on Make, since CMake is used in the course, not Make)
Since it is impossible to learn C++ without writing code, you are strongly encouraged to write, build, and test code as part of the learning process. If you need a software development environment for learning C++ prior to taking the course, several possibilities exist (listed in decreasing order of desirability):
- Using virtual machine disk images that contain the Software Development Environment (SDE) for the course. See the section Accessing the SDE via Virtual Machine Disk Images for more details.
- Using the Software Development Environment (SDE) on the machines in the lab used by the course. If close enough to the term in which the course is taught, the software may be available on the lab machines (even though the course has not yet started). See the section Accessing the SDE on the Lab Machines for more details.
- Using various departmental/faculty computer labs. Most Linux systems in the ECE Department (and likely the CS Department as well) tend to have the GCC C++ compiler installed (which is accessible via the g++ command).
Registering for the Course
SENG 475 is expected to have relatively high enrollment, as the course is quite popular with students. Since the instructor runs the (computer-based) tutorial himself in addition to his regular teaching load, it is only feasible for the course to have a single instance of the tutorial (i.e., the tutorial must be scheduled at the same time and location for all students in the course). This limits the enrollment of the course to the capacity of the lab in which the tutorial is held (which is about 45). In addition, the marking load for the assignments and projects in the course is quite high, which places constraints the number of students that can be accommodated in the course. For this reason, it is recommended that students register as soon as possible for the course in order to avoid the possibility of being placed on a long waitlist. If a student is waitlisted for the course, there is always some chance that the student will able to register. Of course, the chances are much better if the student is near the start of the waitlist, rather than the end. Students who are waitlisted often ask if they will be able to register later. Unfortunately, it is impossible to answer such a question. Due to the fast pace of the course, however, it is probably not advisable to register too much after the start of the term, even if possible to do so.
Accessing Course Materials
Some of the materials associated with this web site may be stored in a private (i.e., password-protected) area. Typically, links to private areas of the web site are marked by a padlock. In order to access protected areas of the web site, you will need to know the appropriate username and password to use for the web server. The username and password can be found in a post in the Announcements section of the Brightspace site for this course. See the section Brightspace for more information.
Software Development Environment (SDE) for the Course
A highly-customized software development environment (SDE) has been setup for this course by the instructor. The SDE includes very recent (usually the most recent) versions of software such as:
- SENG475 Assignments Package
- TeX Live
- Vim LSP
- YouCompleteMe (YCM)
Accessing the SDE on the Lab Machines (Fully Supported)
Lab and Lab Machines. The SDE is only available on the machines in the computer lab used for the course, namely, the ECE Undergraduate Linux Lab in ELW B238. Since it is possible to remotely login to the machines in the lab via SSH, it is still possible to use the SDE without physically being present in the lab. The machines in the lab can be accessed by remotely logging in (via SSH) to the generic hostname ugls.ece.uvic.ca. Specific lab machines can also be accessed via the hostnames ugls1.ece.uvic.ca, ugls2.ece.uvic.ca, and so on (up to something like ugls46.ece.uvic.ca). Is it strongly recommended, however, that the generic hostname ugls.ece.uvic.ca be used in order to take advantage of potential load balancing (i.e., ugls.ece.uvic.ca will get mapped to the specific machine that is currently least loaded).
Initializing the SDE. To access the SDE (on one of the lab machines), you should run the following command in your shell:
Do not try to use the SDE on machines in the ECE Department other than the machines in the lab for the course, as this will not work properly. Although you will be able to access the sde_shell script on most ECE Department machines since the directory /home/frodo/public/ugls_lab is accessible on most ECE Department machines, the software installed under /home/frodo/public/ugls_lab will only work on the machines in the lab. Extremely bizarre failure modes are very likely to be encountered if the SDE is used on machines outside the lab for the course. Such failure modes include, amongst many others:
- CMake complains that it was installed incorrectly.
- CMake reports that the C++ compiler does not work.
- The GCC and Clang compilers do not work properly.
- The linker (i.e., the ld program) complains that it cannot find certain objects files (e.g., crt1.o) or libraries (e.g., the math library as in "-lm").
Common Problems With the SDE
The most common problems with the SDE are as follows:
- Attempting to use the SDE on a machine with a configuration different from the ones for which the SDE was built (i.e., attempting to use the SDE on machines outside the lab for the course). The SDE was built on the lab machines and therefore can only be guaranteed to work correctly on the lab machines. It is almost guaranteed that the SDE will not work if used on machines outside the lab for the course. For information about the lab and the hostnames of the machines in this lab, see the information above.
- Failing to initialize the SDE. The SDE is not enabled by default. If you do not initialize it, you will not be using it. For instructions on how to properly initialize the SDE, see the information above.
Accessing the SDE With Virtual Machine (VM) Software (Very Strongly Recommended)
Although the most-recent version of the full SDE is only available on the lab machines, some other options for accessing most of the SDE functionality are also available. Of these options, the only one that is recommended for a typical student is the one based on virtualization, as described below.
A (type-2) hypervisor is a software application that allows one operating system (called the guest operating system) to be run as an application program on another possibly different operating system (called the host operating system). Some popular (type-2) hypervisors include:
- GNOME Boxes
- open source
- supports many UNIX-like operating systems (e.g., Linux)
- open source with proprietary extensions
- supports many operating systems (e.g., Linux, MacOS, Windows, and many UNIX variants)
- VMWare Workstation Player
- proprietary, free for personal non-commercial use
- supports many operating systems (e.g., Linux, MacOS, Windows, and many UNIX variants)
VM disk images are available that contain an installation of a relatively recent version of the SDE without the SENG475 Assignments package (i.e., the software package that contains the assignment definitions for the course). If you have a hypervisor on your computer, you may find these disk images to be helpful. Please note, however, that these disk images do not include the SENG 475 Assignments package. Consequently, programs like assignment_precheck are not functional in these disk images. For this reason, these disk images cannot be used as a complete substitute for the lab machines. That is, assignment_precheck must be run on a machine in the lab.
The VM disk images can be found at:
Installing the SDE from Scratch (Not Officially Supported and Not Recommended)
If a student would like to build and install the SDE on their own computer (from source code), the SDE is available from its official Git repository, hosted by GitHub. The home page for the SDE on GitHub can be found at:
The instructor does not officially support the build and installation of the SDE from source code by students. So, if a student encounters problems when attempting to build and install (or use) the SDE, the instructor cannot provide assistance. The SDE only supports Unix-based systems. It should have a reasonable chance of working with Linux distributions that are fairly complete and stay current with recent software versions. For example, it is known to work with recent versions of Fedora and CentOS. It will probably not work for Mac OS X (due to Apple using older versions of some software in OS X and not including other software at all). Note that installing the SDE will likely take several hours, since building software like GCC and Clang (and downloading TeX Live) is very time consuming.
For more sordid details about the instructor look here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the instructor's office hours will be held in an online meeting room. These office hours will be held during some subset of the lecture and/or tutorial time slots. More detailed information in this regard will be provided as soon as it is available.
Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants (TAs)
The marker TAs and their email addresses are as follows:
- TA 1: Amir MEHRAFSA; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on which TAs marked which assignments can be found in the following document:
The course outline is available via the following links:
- SENG 475 Course Outline
- ECE 596C Course Outline
The information for online meetings (e.g., meeting IDs/passwords) for the course can be found in the following document:
The course has a Brightspace site. This said, however, the primary source of information for the course is the web site that is currently being viewed, not the Brightspace site. Information such as handouts and submission deadlines are all available from the course web site (currently being viewed). Brightspace is only used in a very limited capacity for the course. In particular, the Brightspace site is used only for the following:
- providing access to the username and password to be used for accessing password-protected areas of the course web site
- maintaining the grades for the course
General Comments About Tutorials
The tutorial is run by the instructor, not a teaching assistant. Since the instructor runs the tutorial himself in addition to his regular teaching workload, it is not feasible to have more than one instance of the tutorial. Tutorial attendance is mandatory. An explanation of why this is so is given below. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tutorials in the course are held online. The tutorial material may be (either partly or fully) delivered via prerecorded videos. The particular approach to be used still remains to be determined. If it turns out that prerecorded videos are used, then the watching of the videos would be mandatory, rather than attendance of any online tutorial.
The precise manner in which the tutorials are to be used depends on factors that are impossible to predict in advance of the start of the course. Such factors include the specific needs of the students taking the course as well as the need to address any unexpected issues that arise during the teaching of the course. Although the precise manner in which tutorials will be used cannot be specified in advance of the start of the course, some possible uses can be identified. In particular, the tutorials may be used for a number of purposes, including (but not limited to):
- presentations by the instructor to fill (unanticipated) gaps in student knowledge relevant to the course
- presentations by the instructor to further clarify more difficult topics in the course
- in-lab office hours for the instructor
- software (or other) demonstrations by the instructor
- time for students to work on programming assignments or exercises
- student interviews regarding code submitted for programming assignments (to guard against plagiarism)
Scheduling Conflicts with the Tutorial
If a student is considering taking the course, but has a conflict with the tutorial, they should contact the instructor for guidance in advance of the start of the course. When contacting the instructor, such a student should provide the following information:
- the details of the scheduling conflict, including what part of the tutorial overlaps with the other conflicting course (e.g., the first 30 minutes or the last 20 minutes)
- their program and year of study (e.g., 4th-year software engineering)
- the level of their programming skills
- the extent of their knowledge of C++
Course-Materials Bug-Bounty Program (CMBBP)
By participating in the Course-Materials Bug-Bounty Program (CMBBP), you can earn extra marks in the course. If you are interested in obtaining extra marks, then read the following document on the CMBBP:
The following document lists all bugs reported to date as part of the CMBBP:
- Course-Materials Errata (in plaintext format) [Note: This document will be updated throughout the term, as bug reports are received.]
Feedback on Course/Teaching
Feedback on the course and teaching is always most welcome! The instructor will never hold any of your comments against you, but please be constructive in your criticism.
Several options are available for providing feedback. You can provide feedback through:
- if applicable, your class representative (who will be happy to pass on any concerns/complaints to me)
- normal e-mail
- in person
- anonymous e-mail (e.g., through a Hotmail or Yahoo account)
- Rate My Professors web site (follow this link for my most recent ratings)
The following important dates should be noted, which include submission deadlines for assignments and the project (proposal and software):
Assignment 0 (cpp_tools):
- Due Fri May 14 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment 1 (cpp_basics):
- Due Tue May 25 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment 2 (cpp_compile_time):
- Due Tue Jun 8 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment 3 (cpp_arithmetic):
- Due Tue Jun 22 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Project Proposal (SENG475 and ECE596C):
- Due Tue Jun 29 at 16:00 to be submitted by email to the instructor.
Assignment 4 (cpp_containers):
- Due Tue Jul 6 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment 5 (cpp_cache):
- Due Fri Jul 16 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment 6 (cpp_concurrency):
- Due Wed Jul 28 at 16:00 in the student's GitHub Classroom Git repository.
Assignment Infinity (Course Feedback Questionnaire):
- Due TO_BE_ANNOUNCED_LATER as a (scanned) PDF document by email to the instructor.
- Note: This assignment is for extra credit and is optional.
Last Lecture Time Slot (Friday):
- Open discussion on ways in which to improve future offerings of course.
Project Software (SENG475 and ECE596C):
Early submission deadline for 5% bonus on whole project:
- Mon Aug 9 at 12:00 noon in the GitHub Classroom Git repository (must notify instructor by email that submission is available in GitHub Classroom Git repository)
Normal (i.e., not early) submission deadline (no bonus):
- Mon Aug 16 at 12:00 noon in the GitHub Classroom Git repository (must notify instructor by email that submission is available in GitHub Classroom Git repository)
- Early submission deadline for 5% bonus on whole project:
The required texts/materials for the course are listed on the course outline handout.
The textbook and lecture slides are available in PDF format from:
Video Lectures from 2019-05 Offering of SENG 475
When SENG 475 was taught in the 2019-05 term, the lectures were delivered in the traditional manner in a physical classroom with students present. Since the instructor thought it would be helpful to have this lecture material in video format for students to reference, he recorded all of the lectures using desktop capture (with audio) on his notebook. After editing the videos, they were posted to the instructor's channel on YouTube (i.e., https://www.youtube.com/iamcanadian1867). In the case of a few lectures, the videos had to be redone (i.e., recorded again) after the fact, due to technical glitches that caused the original lecture not to be recorded properly. The videos that were redone after the fact are the ones in which there is no interaction with students (such as student questions) during the video. The other videos include student questions from the lectures. Only tangential discussions, which were unlikely to be of interest to anyone in the future, were edited out.
Video-Lecture Information Package
As mentioned above, all of the lecture content from the 2019-05 offering of SENG 475 is available on YouTube. In order to help students more easily locate and navigate this content, an information package is provided that includes:
- the 2019-09-01-SENG475 edition of the lecture slides (in PDF format), which should match the slides used in the videos reasonably closely
- a fully-cataloged list of the slides covered in the lectures, where each slide in the list has a link to the corresponding time offset in the YouTube video where the slide is covered
- numerous supplemental documents referenced by the slide deck
Extracting the Zip Archive. When extracting the above Zip archive, it is important to preserve the directory/file layout and naming used by the archive (i.e., do not rename the extracted directories/files or move them relative to one another). If the layout and naming are preserved, the hyperlinks in the slide deck that point to the external documents in the slides_supplemental directory should be able to be used to jump directly to those documents (assuming the use of a reasonable PDF viewer).
Remark on Lecture Slide Editions. Please note that the official edition of the lecture slides for the course (i.e., the edition identified on the course outline) is different from the 2019-09-01-SENG475 edition (used in the lecture videos) and contains a few corrections, additions, and other improvements. Therefore, the official version of the lecture slides should be used as the main reference in the course. The 2019-09-01-SENG475 edition is only provided in case it might be helpful to have when watching the videos.
Video-Lecture Catalog. For convenience, the catalog of the slides used in the course video lectures (which is included in the above information package) can also be accessed directly via the following links:
- SENG 475 2019-05 Video-Lecture Handout (in HTML format)
- SENG 475 2019-05 Video-Lecture Handout (in PDF format)
Supplemental Video Lectures (for Prerequisite Knowledge and Additional Reference Material)
The course instructor has developed a fairly comprehensive library of video lectures that cover various topics related to programming in C++. The supplemental lecture videos mainly cover material that is not intended to be part of the course proper. A list of these videos can be found in the textbook used for the course in the appendix titled "Video Lectures". Students are not required to watch any of the supplemental videos, unless explicitly indicated by the instructor. In any case, students may find some of these video lectures to be helpful at various points in time. In particular, the video lectures are expected to be extremely helpful to students who have no (or very limited) prior experience with C++ and need to quickly get up to speed with this language prior to the start of the course.
Other Instructional Videos
Links to several other video lectures on YouTube are as follows:
- Course Video-Lecture Information Package
- Accessing the SDE on the Lab Machines
- Accessing the SDE Using Virtual Machine (VM) Software
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures for the current offering of the course are being delivered in video form. The videos of the lectures made during the 2019-05 offering will, for the most part, serve as the lectures for the course, with a few exceptions. These videos will also be supplemented by a number of other videos mentioned above (either directly or indirectly on handouts). The video lectures that will be used for the course are listed in the following document:
GitHub and GitHub Classroom
GitHub Classroom is used for assignment submission. Information on how to use GitHub personal-access tokens (PATs) and credential caching can be found in:
The GitHub Classroom invitation URLs for the various assignments in the course can be found in the following document:
- GitHub Classroom Assignment Invitations (in plaintext format) [Note: This document is password protected. For information on how to obtain the username/password for the course web site, refer to the section on the course web site on the course outline.]
Calculation of Grade for Assignment Component of Course Mark. As mentioned in the course outline, the assignments are not equally weighted in the calculation of the assignment component of the course mark. The specific manner in which assignment marks are combined and weighted in order to determine the assignment component of the course mark is described in detail in the following document:
Assignment Submission. Assignment submission is via GitHub Classroom, as explained in detail in the Assignment General Information Handout. The assignment invitation URLs needed to start work on an assignment can be found in the GitHub and GitHub Classroom section.
Solutions to Programming Exercises. Since there is typically no one correct solution to the programming exercises, solutions to such exercises are not posted. As part of preparations for teaching the course, the instructor prepared his own solution to each of the programming exercises. If a student would like to know how the instructor handled some aspect of a programming exercise, the instructor would be more than willing to discuss his solutions with the student. The instructor, however, will not provide a copy of his code to the student.
Marking Issues. If you have any concerns about the marking of an assignment, please directly contact the TA who marked the assignment. Contact information for TAs and a list of which TAs marked which assignments can be found in the Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants section.
Marking Information. The following documents are available regarding assignment grading and solutions for non-programming exercises:
- Assignment 1 (cpp_basics):
- Assignment 2 (cpp_compile_time):
Handouts and Related Information. The following downloads are available for assignments:
- General Information About Assignments
- Assignment General Information Handout (in PDF format) (READ THIS DOCUMENT VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY ASSIGNMENTS)
- Assignment 0 (cpp_tools):
- Assignment 1 (cpp_basics):
- Assignment 2 (cpp_compile_time):
- Assignment 3 (cpp_arithmetic):
- Assignment 4 (cpp_containers):
- Assignment 5 (cpp_cache):
- Assignment 6 (cpp_concurrency):
Project (SENG 475 and ECE 596C)
The following handouts are available for the project:
- Project Handout (in PDF format)
- Example Proposal Evaluation Form (in PDF format)
- Example Software Evaluation Form (in PDF format)
Examples of Past Projects
Some links to the presentation videos from past student projects in SENG 475 and ECE 596C are as follows:
- Hugo Burd, 3D Collision Detection, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Tristan Giles, Canny Edge Detector in C++, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Patrick Holland, Exploring Video Game Networking, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Aomi Jokoji and Nic Richardson, QR Code Encoder, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Marcin Leciej, Alpha Beta Checkers Player, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Daniel MacRae, Algorithms for Image Processing (Gaussian Blur, Rotation, and White Balancing), SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Levi Puckett, Sorting Algorithm Visualization, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Robbie Tulip, SECS: A Stateful Entity Component System, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Curtis White, Quadtree for Collision Detection, SENG 475, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Jude Onyia, A Simulation for the n-Body Problem, ECE 596C, 2020. Video Presentation (on YouTube).
- Zhenmai Hu, Convex Hull, ECE 596C, 2018. Presentation Video (on YouTube).
Please note that some the projects listed above are better than others. The main reason for providing this list is simply to give students some idea of what types of projects have been undertaken in the past, as this might be helpful when trying to decide on a project for the course.