Prof. Mohamed Zahran   (aka Prof. Z)
mzahran AT cs DOT nyu DOT edu
Lectures: Tuedays 6:00-8:30 pm  Location: WWH 312
Recitation: Thursdays 7:10-8:00pm WWH 312
Office Hours(WWH 320): Tuesdays 1-3pm


Welcome students! ... to the PAC II course, edition Spring 2014.  I will keep updating this page regularly. If you have questions related to that course feel free to email me. Here is some basic information:

Suggested readings:

Garder and recitation leader:
Rohit Gupta   rg1960 (at)

Midterm exam:  March 11th (same place and time as the lecture)
Final exam:  May 20th, 2014, 6-8:30pm, WWH 312 (same time and place as the lecture)

Mailing List

Sign up for the Mailman mailing list for the course. If the system has not already signed you.
You can do so by clicking here. Please follow the mailing list etiquette. 
  • Use the Reply command to contribute to the current thread, but NOT to start another topic.
  • If quoting a previous message,  try to trim off irrelevant parts.
  • Use a descriptive Subject: field when starting a new topic.
  • Do not use one message to ask two unrelated questions.
  • Do NOT make the mistake of sending your completed project assignment to the mailing list!

  • Lectures

    Note: The lectures below are logical entities and a single lecture below may correspond to several physical lectures in class.
    Bits, Data and Operations
    Digital Logichw1 assigned
    Microarchitecturehw2 assigned
    x86 assemblyhw3 assigned
    C Programming: Intro
    C Programming: Advancedproject assigned
    Algorithms I
    Algorithms: II hw4 assigned
    Advanced topics: Hardware
    Advanced topics: Software
    Revision  sol 


    Here is the project description.
    Due date: Apr 29th (by midnight)

    Homework Assignments

    hw1 due Feb 11th   sol

    hw2 due Feb 25th  sol  comments

    hw3 due March 4th sol

    hw4 due Apr 29th

    Practice Problems

    Midterm of Sp13   sol
    More practice problems for the midterm   sol

    Midterm of Sp14  sol

    Final exam of Spring 2013 (sol)

    Interesting Links (Geeky stuff)

    Binary, decimal, hexadecimal converter
    Logic circuit simulator
    Online MIPS simulator
    Downloadable MIPS simulator
    Yet another MIPS simulator
    MIPS assembly reference
    Another MIPS assembly cheat sheet
    Nice summary of IA32 assembly
    C Programming Tutorial
    Quicksort dance!