Course Staff

The instructor for Com S 342 is professor Gary T. Leavens. The TAs are Tongjie Chen, Brian Dorn, and Dalei Li. Please do not hesitate to ask either of us questions.

The fastest way to receive an answer to a question is to phone Gary Leavens, or to email all of us using the cs342s email account, cs342s@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (replace `-DOT-' by `.').

Due to the vast amounts of spam from networked email providers like hotmail, yahoo, etc., if you send email from one of these providers, we can't guarantee that we'll read it quickly or notice it (although we will try at the beginning of the semester). For fast responses, please send email directly from an Iowa State computer, or send an email to us before you have problems, so we can put you on our "non-spam" list.

During the semester, we will hold weekly office hours at the times listed below, and by appointment. Please let us know if none of these times work for you and we will consider revising the schedule.

If you need to drop off something and we are busy or not in our offices you can leave it in the department office. Have the office staff note the time and put it in Gary Leavens's mailbox.


Name Gary T. Leavens
E-mail leavens@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (replace `-DOT-' with `.')
Office 229 Atnasoff Hall
Office Hours TR 11:00am-11:50am, F 1:15pm-2pm, and by appointment.
Phone +1-515-294-1580

Teaching Assistants

Name Tongjie Chen
E-mail tongjie@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (replace `-DOT-' with `.')
Office B07 Atanasoff Hall
Office Hours M 11:00-11:50AM, F 11:00AM-1:00PM, and by appointment
Name Brian Dorn
E-mail dorn@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (replace `-DOT-' with `.')
Office B07 Atanasoff Hall
Office Hours MWF 10:00-10:50AM, and by appointment
Name Dalei Li
E-mail daleili@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (replace `-DOT-' with `.')
Office B07 Atanasoff Hall
Office Hours T 3:40pm-5:00pm, R 12:30pm-2:00pm, and by appointment

Anonymous Suggestion Form

We welcome your suggestions on the course and how well (or poorly) we, the course staff, are serving you. You are welcome to make suggestions during or after class or to visit us during office hours or by appointment. You may also send us an email or call if you want to discuss something about the course in person.

If you would rather make an anonymous suggestion, you can leave a note in Gary Leavens's box, or use use the form below. Please use this to provide constructive criticism and offer suggestions for how we might improve the course. Please note that comments that offer specific suggestions for improvement or that provide concrete examples of problems will be more helpful than generalized complaints. But don't use this form for questions about homework problems; if you have a question send email to Gary Leavens and/or the TAs for a quick response.

A form for giving feedback was here, but is no longer available, as the course is over.

Last modified Tuesday, December 28, 2004.

This web page is for the Spring 2004 offering of Com S 342 at Iowa State University. The details of this course are subject to change as experience dictates. You will be informed of any changes. Thanks to Curtis Clifton for help with these web pages. Please direct any comments or questions to Gary T. Leavens at leavens@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (after replacing -DOT- with `.').