AMSC/CMSC/MATH 663/664 Advanced Computational Methods
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
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 Septermber:
  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.
First-Semester Progress Report
At the end of the fall 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.
Mid-Year Status Report
At the beginning of the spring semester:
  Each student must give an oral report on the status of the year-long project and the plan to successfully complete the project.
Final Report
At the end of the spring semester:
  Each student must give a complete report in a written and oral form.
Weekly Report
Every Friday during the semester:
  Each student should take responsible for communicating the instructores on their weekly progress.
Kayo Ide at UMD AMSC 663 & 664 Spring 2013