Professional Master's Program
Winter 2015
from PMP
Dave Rispoli
Pedro Domingos
Faculty Coordinator
Fred Videon
Software Engineer
Tonight’s Orientation
1. Food/Ice Breaker
Dept./PMP Overview
CSE/UW Computing
Academic Info
Admin Info
Departmental Excellence
US News Graduate Program Rankings
Computer Science (6)
Computer Engineering (15)
By Ranked Computer Science Areas
Systems (5)
Theory (9)
AI (5)
Programming Languages (13)
Latest Accomplishments:
Exciting New Faculty Hires:
Research Areas:
CS&E Students
Undergraduate programs
680 full-time students
220 degrees conferred per year
Fifth Year Master Program
15 full-time students
Started in 2008 for current CSE undergrad students
Full-Time Graduate Program – research focus
200 full-time students
25 Ph.D. graduates per year
Professional Master’s Program
160 part-time students
60 new students per year
50 graduates per year (700 to date)
Allow IT professionals access to CSE faculty & curriculum
Students exposed to latest research developments
Promote regional IT recruiting and advancement
Strengthen existing CSE/Industry partnerships
Not: Path to the Ph.D. program
Not: Advanced technical training program
Degree Requirements
PMP leads to a MS Degree in Computer Science & Engineering
Degree (non-thesis) consists of approximately 40 credits:
Eight Professional Master’s Program courses (4 credits each)
No pre-requisites exist among courses
Eight additional credits
Typically fulfilled by enrolling in our colloquium series (1 credit
Time to complete the program:
2 1/2 years - one course and one colloquium per quarter. No
classes offered in summer.
Academic Progress
Academic Progress
Students must complete degree in timely manner (15 credits/year
6 years (including ALL time spent on-leave) is the maximum time
allotted by the UW for earning a Master’s degree
Continuous Enrollment
Students enroll in at least 2 credits or be formally on-leave at all
times during program (excluding Summer quarter)
On-leave status must have Faculty Coordinator approval.
Academic Progress (cont.)
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required for master’s degree
A grade of 2.7 or above required for a course to be counted toward
degree. (8 courses of 2.7 or above required for degree.)
Transfer of Credit
You may petition for transfer of up to 6 credits of graduate level
course work (completed as a graduate student only) that has not
counted towards any other degree
Contact advisor to expedite the approval process
Other Important Policies
Listed at:
It is student’s responsibility to be familiar with UW policies
Graduate courses especially designed for working professionals:
Targeted class limit of 45 students
Moderate length assignments
Manageable group projects
Final exams
Accessible: Some PMP courses available on-line and at Microsoft
Regular faculty and other highly qualified instructors
Almost all instructors have their own research programs
University resources:
World class library
Generous computing facilities
Regular Courses:
Computer Operating Sys.
Distributed Systems
Compiler Construction
Programming Languages
Principles of Software Eng.
Network Systems
Digital Systems
Computer Architecture
Parallel Computation
Applications of AI
Data Mining/Machine Learning
Applied Algorithms
Complexity Theory
Computational Biology
Software Systems
Computer Vision
Current Trends in Comp. Graphics
Human Computer Interaction
Transaction Processing
Database Management Systems
Software Entrepreneurship
Computer Security
Natural Language Processing
Molecular and Neural Computation
Some one-time courses:
Alternative Computer Paradigms
Comm. Tech. in the Developing World
Data Compression
History of Computing
IT & Public Policy
Low Resource Mobile Computing
Computing for Global Health
Enables students to see state of art research from the best in field.
Note especially our Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Students can view talks live or on-line. (90% available on-line)
Live: Tues.& Thurs. 3:30-4:30 room EE-105.
On-line: “on demand” link from URL above.
To earn 1 credit: view any 8 colloquia; report on any 4.
(From any day, week or year!)
Colloquia reporting system:
Planning your program
Regular courses are normally taught on a two-year cycle.
Normal: 8 courses + 8 credits of colloquia
Replace colloquia with regular PMP courses
Daytime graduate courses (with permission)
No research options.
Contact PMP Advisor for questions.
Degree application process described at:
The two most important things to remember are:
PMP students must register for at least two credits in the quarter
they wish to graduate
PMP students must apply for their degrees in the first month of the
quarter they plan to graduate.
Graduation Events!!!
PMP Graduate Dinner
CSE Graduation Event
Husky Stadium Commencement
Current Courses
Autumn 2014
CSEP 505 Programming Languages
Greg Cooper- Instructor (Distance)
Day/Time: Thursday; Place TBD
An introduction to programming language semantics through implementation and formal models.
CSEP 564 Computer Security
Yoshi Kohno - Instructor
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Foundations of computer security from access control to applied cryptography with an emphasis on modern issues
including spyware, RFID’s, electronic voting and usability.t.
CSEP 590 Computing for Developing World/Global Health
Richard Anderson - Instructor
Day/Time: Wednesday; Place TBD
An overview of the role of computing in supporting global health.
CSEP 590 Entrepreneurship: Company-Building from Formation to Successful Exit
Greg Gottesman and Matt McIlwain- Instructors
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:00-9:15 pm [note 6:00 pm start time]; Place: CSE 305
Topics include starting, growing, managing, leading, and ultimately exiting a startup venture. Note: limited
enrollment for PMP students.
Note: When available (usually the week before courses start) Course Web pages are linked to the course titles on
the current courses page!
PMP students register by phone [(206) 543-2310], fax, or mail using
registration form Advisor sends quarterly to students' cs e-mail
Registration and payment must be received no later than close of
business Friday before quarter start.
PMP students should be familiar with add/drop/withdraw policies at .
Don’t worry about the Enrollment Deposit.
PMP students:
Can’t use myUW to register for PMP courses
Can use myUW for:
Billing Information
Change of Address
Schedule Information
Student ID Cards
For detailed information see UW Student ID Center Web site at
Student ID Center, ground floor of Odegaard Library next to the By
George Cafe, weekdays 8 to 5.
Student ID Cards are also used for lab access. On first use be prepared
to wait a few minutes for activation.
UPASS information is available from links at Student ID Card Web Page
referenced above. All PMP students must pay $76 for a UPASS
whether they use them or not. 
Quarterly cost $4,625 ($925 per credit)
One price for all!
+ $150 quarterly fees & textbooks
$2 per night campus parking permit available from UW Parking Services
(otherwise $5 at gatehouse)
The Parking Services Office at 3901 University Way NE is open M-F 7:30 to
5:00 and until 6:00 pm Mon-Thur. for the first week of classes. There
are long lines during the first week of classes.
Bicycle room available in CSE basement. Ask Dave for access.
Carpool, bike and bus are very much encouraged!
Microsoft mailing list for PMP students is uwpmp (managed through the
usual MS portal)
Food/Drink on Campus
Getting the Word Out
PMP students and graduates are the best way we have to
spread the word on the Professional Master's Program.
Please make sure talk to your friends and co-workers
about your courses and the program. We would love to
have more students just like you.

Professional Master's Program