Scientific Computing with Visualization – CS5720
  Fall 2008 Syllabus

Professor:  Dr. Rahman Tashakkori  email:,
Office: CAP 121, Office Phone: 262-7009
Class Time/Location: 11:00-11:50/CAP 307,
Office Hours:
MWF 10:00-11:00, MWF 1:00-2:00, and T 11:00-12:00
Lab Location: TBA,  Final Exam:  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Professor's e-mail:,  Professor's

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Course Description
Visualization plays a major role in understanding difficult concepts in different fields of science, engineering, medicine, and education.  This course provides an opportunity to students from different disciplines to learn some visualization techniques that are applied to solve problems.  We use several computational tools with visualization ability to solve problems and explore data from scientific fields.  We emphasize visualization of data, using available tools to build and understand computational models, and understanding and visualizing the solutions. 

CS1 and Statistics.

To be decided, otherwise the instructor class notes will be the main resource

Other Resources
MATLAB manuals
Additional reading material will be posted on the web page of the course

Tentative Topics

Individual Projects
All students are expected to conduct research project(s) and to write project reposrts or papers individually. All papers must be prepared in ACM or IEEE standard format. Please read the ASU Academic Integrity Policy for more information on how the potential violations are treated.

Grading Policy
A very close format to the following grading scale will be used in this course:
                       Exam (1) 20%,
                       Final exam, 30%,
                       Two Semester Presentations 20%, and
                       Final Project (research, report & presentation) 30%.                   

Grading Scale

                        A = 93 to 100 ,  A- = 90-92.9
                        B+ = 87-89.9,  B = 83-86.9,  B- = 80-82.9
                        C+ = 77-79.9,  C = 73-76.9,  C- = 70-72.9
                        D+ = 67-69.9,  D = 63-66.9,  D- = 60-62.9
                        F = Below 60


No incomplete grade (I) will be given in this course.

Students with Disabilities
Students who wish to receive accommodations are encouraged to refer to This page.