AMSC/CMSC/MATH 66&/664 Advanced Computational Methods
Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Course Description:
AMSC/MATH 663/664 is a project course in sequence.
Intended for AMSC graduate students as a core requirement for their PhD degree.
Official website for AMSC/MATH 663 by Professor Radu Balan
Prerequisite/Corequisite and Credits:
AMSC/CMSC/MAPL 660, AMSC/CMSC/MAPL 661, and permission of the instructors.
3 Credits
No book required by the course / ask Faculty advisor of the project.
Radu Balan (MATH/CSCAMM)
Email:   rvbalan at
Office at CSCAMM: CSIC 4131
    at MATH: CSS  2308
Email:   ide at
Office at CSCAMM: CSIC 4127
    at AOSC: CSS  3403
5:15-6:30pm TuTh [CSIC 4122] Class
1:00-2:00pm W [CSIC 4131] Office hour (Radu Balan)
3:00-4:00pm Tu [CSIC 4127] Office hour (Kayo Ide)
Project Proposal
By the end of the first month:
  Each student must find a faculty advisor and identify a suitable project that includes a deliverable suite of software that is designed to carry out a computational task, propose appropriate algorithms, languages, and platforms for the development of this software, write a short proposal also includes a scientific justification, and present the proposal orally; a sample presentation document is available .
  The proposal should follow the guideline.
  The oral presentation should last no more than 30 minutes including questions and dicussions.
Progress Report
By the end of each semester:
  Each student must give a written and oral report on the state of his or her project, explain how the software has been developed and tested, give his or her current vision of the finished product, and detail how that vision has evolved over the course of the project.
Kayo Ide at UMD AMSC 663 & 664 Fall 2011