CSE 555 Spring 2016 
Theory of Computation

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; and undecidability. 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.

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. 
BYAC 270

Office Hours

Charlie Colbourn
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 Hours

Ryan Dougherty
Office:  Centerpoint 114 (for office hour) 
Weds 1:00-3:00
Prerequisites Introduction to the Theory of Computation (CSE355 at ASU or equivalent)
Special Needs 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. 
Academic Honesty 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.
Required Text Michael Sipser, Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Third Edition, Thomson, 2012.