Spring 2021 Graduate Course Updates

Updated March 29, 2021

Graduate course enrollment is limited, at first, to CSE graduate students. Once all of our graduate students have had the opportunity to express interest in a class and enroll, we will begin releasing seats for non-CSE graduate student enrollment. Once all of the interested non-CSE graduate students have had the opportunity to enroll, any available seats will be given to undergraduate students and concurrently enrolled UC Extension students.

Please monitor your @ucsd.edu email address for course clearance information or course updates DAILY.


Please take a few minutes to carefully read through the following important information from UC San Diego regarding the COVID-19 response. If there are any changes with regard to enrollment or registration, all students can find updates from campus here.

 

Enrollment & Waitlist Policy
  • In general, graduate students have priority to add graduate courses; undergraduates have priority to add undergraduate courses.
  • Read your @ucsd email. This is how we contact you to tell you if you were cleared to add a course. If you do not enroll by the deadline indicated in your clearance email, you will lose the seat!
  • CSE graduate students will request courses through the Student Enrollment Request Form (SERF) prior to the beginning of the quarter. When the window to request courses through SERF has closed, CSE graduate students will have the opportunity to request additional courses through EASy. CSE students should NOT use the WebReg waitlist as a way of indicating their desire to enroll in a class unless it is listed as the primary enrollment method in the table below. 
  • Priority enrollment is given in the following order:
    1. CSE PhD students
    2. CSE Master's students
    3. CSE BS/MS students
    4. Non-CSE graduate students (from WebReg waitlist)
    5. EASy requests from graduate students
    6. EASy requests from undergraduate students
    7. Concurrent (UC Extension) students
  • Satisfying the prerequisites for all courses is recommended, however, not every instructor will enforce the prerequisite. Please check our Current Courses & Preparation by Course page for specific information about how to prepare for this quarter's courses.
  • For course enrollment requests through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy), please allow up to five (5) business days to process your request. If you are a CSE graduate student who submitted an EASy request, you will need to be enrolled in less than 12 units to receive priority enrollment.
  • Students who have been accepted to the CSE BS/MS program who are still undergraduates should speak with a Master's advisor before submitting requests through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).
  • Sorry, no swaps. CSE courses are too full to allow "swaps." Be sure to enroll in or waitlist the section time you plan to attend and whose final exam you can attend.
  • CSE does not use add/drop cards - please do not contact instructors for enrollment approval. The add/drop card process has been replaced by the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).
  • We do not release names of instructors until their appointments are official with the University. If you see that a course's instructor is listed as STAFF, please wait until the Schedule of Classes is automatically updated with the correct information. The Student Affairs staff will not be able to let you know who is teaching.
  • In general, CSE graduate student typically concludes during or just before the first week of classes. Clearance for non-CSE graduate students will typically occur during the second week of classes. If space is available, undergraduate and concurrent student enrollment typically occurs later in the second week of classes. If you are still interested in adding a course after the Week 2 Add/Drop deadline, please submit a "Late Add" EASy request to indicate your desire to enroll. These requests will be reviewed by the instructor and may be approved only if you have been actively engaged in the course. 
Non-CSE Majors
  • Non-CSE graduate students should use WebReg to indicate their desire to add a course. If space is available after the list of interested CSE graduate students has been satisfied, you will receive clearance in waitlist order. If there is a different enrollment method listed below for the class you're interested in, please follow those directions instead.
  • Undergraduates outside of CSE who want to enroll in CSE graduate courses should submit an enrollment request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).
Non-CSE Courses

Each department handles course clearances for their own courses. Please contact the respective department for course clearance to ECE, COGS, Math, etc.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who wish to add graduate courses must submit a request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy). Requests to enroll will be reviewed by the instructor after graduate students have had the chance to enroll, which is typically by the beginning of Week 2. Depending on the demand from graduate students, some courses may not open to undergraduates at all. Seats will only be given to undergraduate students based on availability after graduate students enroll. Enrollment in graduate courses is not guaranteed. Please check your EASy request for the most up-to-date information.

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate students who wish to add undergraduate courses must submit a request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy). Prerequisite clearances and approvals to add will be reviewed after undergraduate students have had the chance to enroll, which is typically after Friday of Week 1. Seats will only be given to graduate students based on seat availability after undergraduate students enroll. Enrollment in undergraduate courses is not guraranteed. Please check your EASy request for the most up-to-date information.

 

 

Course

Title

Instructor

Expected # of Seats

Enrollment Status & Other Notes

COVID-19 Course Status

CSE 205A

Logic in Computer Science

Vianu

25 seats

Enforced prerequisite: CSE 200.
Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. 
The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 207

Modern Cryptography

Bellare

35 seats

Enforced prerequisite: Theory of computation and algorithms knowledge.
Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. 
The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 209A

Top/Sem/Algrthms,Complxty&Logc

Lovett

15 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 209B

Top/Seminar in Cryptography

Micciancio

15 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 219

Design at Large Seminar

Wang

20 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 223B

Distributed Computing&Systems

Snoeren

50 seats

Enforced prerequisite: CSE 221 or consent of instructor.
Please submit an EASy request with proof that you have satisfied the prerequisite in order to enroll. 
Student Affairs will be reviewing the responses and approving students who meet the requirements.

The first seats are currently reserved for CSE graduate student enrollment. Once CSE students have had the chance to enroll, available seats will be released to other graduate students who meet the prerequisite(s).

Course is entirely remote

CSE 227

Computer Security

Stefan

30 seats

All seats are currently reserved for CSE graduate student enrollment through SERF. Once CSE students have had the chance to enroll, available seats will be released for general graduate student enrollment.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 229A

Tops/Seminar/Computer Systems

Snoeren

50 seats

Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 229C

Tops/Seminar/Computer Security

Stefan

30 seats

Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 237D

Design Automation&Prototyping

Kastner

25 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 239A

Topics/Seminar in Databases

Vianu

20 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 240A

Princ/Computer Architecture

Zhao

146 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 249B

Topics/Seminar in VLSI

Kahng

12 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 251C

Principles of Machine Learning: Machine Learning Theory

Moshkovitz

25 seats

Enforced prerequisite: CSE 250B/251A or consent of instructor.
Please submit an EASy request with proof that you have satisfied the prerequisite in order to enroll. 
Student Affairs will be reviewing the responses and approving students who meet the requirements.

The first seats are currently reserved for CSE graduate student enrollment. Once CSE students have had the chance to enroll, available seats will be released to other graduate students who meet the prerequisite(s).

Course is entirely remote

CSE 252D

Advanced Computer Vision

Chandraker

60 seats

Enforced prerequisite: Two of the following: CSE 252A, 252B, 250B, 253, 254.
Please submit an EASy request with proof that you have satisfied the prerequisite in order to enroll. 
Student Affairs will be reviewing the responses and approving students who meet the requirements. Those without the required classes should add themselves to the WebReg waitlist and email the course instructor with the subject “SP21 CSE 252D: Request to Enroll”. The email should contain your PID and a description of your prior coursework and project experience relevant to computer vision.

The first seats are currently reserved for CSE graduate student enrollment. Once CSE students have had the chance to enroll, available seats will be released to other graduate students who meet the prerequisite(s).

(Formerly CSE 252C in SP19 and SP20; students cannot receive credit for both CSE 252C and CSE 252D)

Course is entirely remote

CSE 257

Search and Optimization

Gao

150 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 259

Seminr/Artificial Intelligence

Nakashole

50 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote
CSE 283 Genomics/proteomics/netwk biol

Bafna

30 seats

Complete this Google Form if you are interested in enrolling. The course instructor will be reviewing the form responses and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 284

Personal Genomics/Bioinformats

Gymrek

50 seats

All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

Course is entirely remote

CSE 290

Seminar: Various Topics in CSE

A00: Tullsen

B00: Saul

C00: Polikarpova

D00: Chern

E00: Pevzner

F00/G00: Christensen

A00: 20 seats

B00: 10 seats

C00: 20 seats

D00: 20 seats

E00: 25 seats

F00: 15 seats

G00: 25 seats

A00, B00, C00: Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.
D00, E00, F00: All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll

CSE 290 A00 - F00: Remote

G00: Hybrid

CSE 291

Topics: Various Topics in CSE

(Find available titles and course description information here)

A00: Pannuto

B00: Berg-Kirkpatrick

C00: Bandeira

D00: Su

E00: Rotenberg

F00: Dasgupta

G00: Lovett

H00: Weibel

I00: Ochoa

J00: Stefan

A00: 25 seats

B00: 146 seats

C00: 50 seats

D00: 30 seats

E00: 25 seats

F00: 20 seats

G00: 15  seats

H00: 25 seats

I00: 40 seats

J00: 30 seats

A00, B00, C00, E00, G00, H00, I00, J00: All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.
D00: Complete this Google Form if you are interested in enrolling. The course instructor will be reviewing the form responses and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.
F00: Complete this Google Form if you are interested in enrolling. The course instructor will be reviewing the form responses and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

A00: Synchronous enrollment only; hybrid course

All CSE 291s will be entirely remote

CSE 294

Research Meeting

Porter

Orailoglu

15 seats

15 seats

A00, B00: Add yourself to the WebReg waitlist if you are interested in enrolling in this course. The course instructor will be reviewing the WebReg waitlist and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

Both courses are entirely remote

CSE 599

Teaching Methods in CSE

Minnes-Kemp

50 seats

All seats are currently reserved for TAs of CSE courses. If you are serving as a TA, you will receive clearance to enroll in the course after accepting your TA contract.

Course is entirely remote