CSE 555 is an
advanced (second) course in the theory of computation.
It assumes knowledge of a standard first course covering finite automata, regular expressions, and regular languages;
pushdown automata, context-free grammars, and context-free languages;
Turing machines, Turing-recognizable (recursively enumerable) languages, and Turing-decidable (recursive) languages; the Church-Turing thesis;
With this background, CSE 555 covers reducibility for computable problems; the recursion theorem; time complexity (including P, NP, NP-complete, PSPACE, PSPACE-complete, EXPTIME); and space complexity.
Office Hours Office Hours
Students are expected to have
formal (mathematical) background in
the introduction to the theory of computation (CSE 355 at ASU).
CSE 555: Theory of Computation
Class Meeting Time
F 7:30-10:00 a.m.
Office: Brickyard 444
Thurs 9:00-10:00, Fri 10:15-11:15
on 02/04/16 changed to 1:00-2:00 rather than 9:00-10:00
Office: Centerpoint 114 (for office hour)
Introduction to the Theory of Computation (CSE355 at ASU or equivalent)
If you are entitled to extra accommodation for any reason (such
as a disability), we make every reasonable attempt to accommodate you.
However, it is your responsibility to discuss this with the instructor
at the beginning of the course.
Work in this course, unless explicitly stated in writing to the contrary, is to be an effort by the individual student. It is not acceptable to use work other than your own without full attribution and acknowledgment. While you are welcome to discuss
problems with others, it is not acceptable to discuss solutions with them.
Depending on the severity of the infraction, penalties may include a grade of zero on the offending item, a grade of zero on the offending item and a reduction of the final grade by one full letter grade, a failing grade in the course with an indication of academic dishonesty. Such penalties might result in a requirement to withdraw from the university.
If in doubt about anything related to academic integrity, see the instructor.
Michael Sipser, Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Third Edition, Thomson, 2012.