Computer Engineering Qualifying Exam Information
Exam Date August 2012
Tentative Dates for August Qualifying Exam
July 15, 2012 -- Declare intent to take the Qualifying Exam and state your selections of primary and secondary areas. (Please submit by email to Natalie Edwards.)
August 1, 2012 -- Submit G-form to the Computer Engineering Office.
August 15, 2012 -- Student will submit a 3-page written report on the Type-1 paper to Prof. Dugan by email.
Day of the Exam -- Provide the Director of CpE with a partially completed G-107 (Qualifying Exam Report) at the time of the exam. The form will be completed by the committee and submitted to the CpE office after the exam.
The areas identified in Computer Engineering Graduate Handbook for the qualifiers are as follows:
- Computer Architecture
- VLSI, Switching Theory
- Operating Systems, Real-Time and Embedded Systems
- Compilers, Software Systems and Software Engineering
- Fault-tolerant Computing and REliability Engineering
- Networks, Distributed Systems and Security
NOTE: Please read the handbook carefully and note the committee’s expectations. The committee will both “assess the student’s potential to begin doctoral-level research,” as well as examine fundamental understanding by asking questions on “related topics.” Therefore, students should not only understand the problem and solution presented in the paper (and demonstrate the “abilities” listed in the handbook), but also, be responsible for background material (which is *not* limited to references in the paper) for the question-answer session.
Official List of papers for the Computer Engineering Qualifiers
VLSI, Switching Theory
Operating Systems, Real-Time and Embedded SystemsBoyd-Wickizer, Silas et al. "An Analysis of Linux Scalability to Many Cores." 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, OSDI10, 2010, Oct. 4-6 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Compilers, Software Systems and Software Engineering
Fault-tolerant Computing and Reliability Engineering
Networks, Distributed Systems & Security
The Computer Engineering Committee Members
Joanne Bechta Dugan, Chair
Past Qualifying Exams in Computer Engineering
August 2011 No Exams