Winter 2023 Graduate Course Updates

Updated November 23, 2022

At first, Graduate course enrollment is limited to CSE graduate students. After all of our graduate students have had the opportunity to express interest in a class and enroll, then 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.

Please note: For Winter 2023, all graduate courses will be offered in-person unless otherwise specified below.

 

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. 
Enrolling in Multiple CSE 290 or CSE 291 Courses

WebReg will not allow you to enroll in multiple sections of the same course. You will need to enroll in the first CSE 290/291 course through WebReg. If you are interested in enrolling in any subsequent sections, you will need to submit EASy requests for each section and wait for the Registrar to add you to the course. If you have already been given clearance to enroll in a second class and cannot enroll via WebReg, please submit the EASy request and notify the Enrollment Coordinator of your submission for quicker approval.

If you are asked to add to the waitlist to indicate your desire to enroll, you will not be able to do so if you are already enrolled in another section of CSE 290/291. Please submit an EASy request to enroll in any additional sections. Your requests will be routed to the instructor for approval when space is available.

CSE Majors and Other Graduate Students with Priority

CSE Graduate Students

  • Unless otherwise noted below, CSE graduate students begin the enrollment process by requesting classes through SERF
  • After SERF's final run, course clearances (AKA approvals) are sent to students and they finalize their enrollment through WebReg
  • Once SERF is complete, a student may request priority enrollment in a course through EASy only if they have fewer than 12 units approved and/or enrolled
    • If a student is enrolled in 12 units or more, they will have their requests denied. Students in 12+ units will need to add themselves to the WebReg waitlist if they want to maintain their current enrollment and add another class.
    • If a student drops below 12 units, they are eligible to submit EASy requests for priority consideration.

EC79 and/or BISB Students

  • Students with these major codes are only able to enroll in a pre-approved subset of courses after all of the CSE student enrollment requests have been satisfied
    • EC79: CSE 202, 221, 224, 222B, 237A, 240A, 243A, 245
    • BISB: CSE 200, 202, 250A, 251A, 251B, 258, 280A, 282, 283, 284
  • Unless otherwise noted below, students will submit EASy requests to enroll in the classes they are interested in
    • Requests will be reviewed and approved if space is available after all interested CSE graduate students have had the opportunity to enroll
  • If you are requesting priority enrollment, you are still held to the CSE Department's enrollment policies
    • If a student is enrolled in 12 units or more, they will have their requests denied. Students in 12+ units will need to add themselves to the WebReg waitlist if they want to maintain their current enrollment and add another class.
    • If a student drops below 12 units, they are eligible to submit EASy requests for priority consideration.
Non-CSE Majors
  • Non-CSE graduate students without priority 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 & Prerequisite Information

Other Course Notes

CSE 202

Algorithm Design and Analysis

Impagliazzo

175 seats

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

 

CSE 203B

Convex Optimization Algorithms

Cheng

300 seats

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

 

CSE 208

Advanced Cryptography

Micciancio

25 seats

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

 

CSE 209A

Top/Sem/Algrthms,Complxty&Logc

Impagliazzo

20 seats

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

 

CSE 209B

Top/Seminar in Cryptography

Bellare

15 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.

 

CSE 210

Principle/Software Engineering

Coblenz

80 seats

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

 

CSE 219

Design at Large

Dow

25 seats

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

 

CSE 221

Operating Systems

Voelker

70 seats

Enforced prerequisite: CSE 120 or equivalent.
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.

 

CSE 224

Graduate Networked Systems

G. Porter

300 seats

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

 

CSE 229A

Tops/Seminar/Computer Systems

Savage

25 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.

 

CSE 229C

Tops/Seminar/Computer Security

Munyaka

20 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.

 

CSE 232B

Database System Implementation

Deutsch

100 seats

Enforced prerequisite: CSE 132A or 232 or equivalent.
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).

 

CSE 234

Data Systems for ML

A. Kumar

100 seats

Enforced prerequisite: DSC 102 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).

 

CSE 237A

Intro to Embedded Computing

Rosing

50 seats

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

 

CSE 239A

Topics/Seminar in Databases

Deutsch

15 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.

 

CSE 239B

Top/Sem/Programming Languages

Polikarpova

25 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.

 

CSE 240A

Princ/Computer Architecture

Pannuto

192 seats

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

 

CSE 240B

Parallel Computer Architecture

Zhao

50 seats

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

 

CSE 241A

VLSI Integr Cmputing Circuitry

Kang

20 seats

Enforced prerequisite: ECE 260A or equivalent.
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).

 

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.

 

CSE 251B

ML: Neural Ntwrks/Pttrn Recogn

Cottrell

Cottrell

100 seats

100 seats

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

 

CSE 252B

Computer Vision II

Ochoa

100 seats

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

 

CSE 257

Search and Optimization

Gao

300 seats

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

 

CSE 272

Advanced Image Synthesis

Li

25 seats

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

 

CSE 274

Discrete Differential Geometry

Chern

50 seats

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

 

CSE 282

Bioinf II:Intro to Bioinf Algr

Pevzner

30 seats

Please submit an EASy request in order to enroll. The course instructor will be reviewing the EASy requests and notifying Student Affairs of which students can be enrolled.

 

CSE 284

Personal Genomics/Bioinformats

Gymrek

50 seats

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

 

CSE 290

A00: Pixel Cafe

B00: Interactive Computing Seminar

C00: Embedded Systems Seminar

D00: Research Sem in Bioinformatics

E00: Seminar on CompArch and MLSys

F00: Architecture Lunch

G00: Advanced Topics in Robotics

A00: Chandraker

B00: Vaccaro

C00: Pannuto

D00: Pevzner

E00: Zhao

F00: Tullsen

G00: Christensen

A00: 15 seats

B00: 30 seats

C00: 15 seats

D00: 15 seats

E00: 15 seats

F00: 30 seats

G00: 25 seats

A00, B00, C00, F00, G00: All available seats have been released for general graduate student enrollment. Please use WebReg to enroll.

D00: 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.

E00: 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.

 

 

CSE 291

Topics: Various Topics in CSE

(Find available titles and course description information here)

A00: Su

B00: Polikarpova

C00: Vaccaro

D00: Savage

E00: Claffy

F00: Pasquale

G00: Paturi

A00: 50 seats

B00: 50 seats

C00: 50 seats

D00: 15 seats

E00: 20 seats

F00: 25 seats

G00: 20 seats

A00: 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.

B00, C00, G00: All seats are currently reserved for priority graduate student enrollment through EASy. Once CSE students have had the chance to enroll, available seats will be released for general graduate student enrollment.

D00, E00: 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.

F00: Enforced prerequisite: CSE 221 or equivalent.
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).

 

 

CSE 294

Research Meeting

Voelker

Orailoglu

20 seats

15 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.

 

CSE 599

Teaching Methods in CSE

ElSherif

75 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.