CSCI-UA 202: Operating Systems
2015-16 Spring—Allan Gottlieb
Tues/Thurs, 3:30-4:45, 109 Ciww



Unlike homeworks, labs are required. The labs themselves can be found on NYU Classes Some additional material, typically sample inputs and outputs, are on the web.

Upload your source (e.g., the .java files) and documentation (e.g., the README file) to NYU Classes.

Lab 1 is available. The lab is due 9 February 2016.

Lab 2 is available. The lab is due 8 March 2016.

Lab 3 is available. The lab is due 12 April 2016.

Lab 4 (the last lab) is available. The lab is due 26 April 2016.

Lecture Notes

I continually update these notes as the semester progresses so I advise against printing it now, if at all.

Boya Yan is generously maintaining a more slide like interface to the notes. You can access it here.


There will be an in-class midterm approximately at lecture 14 and a final exam during finals week. Practice exams will be available. Please do not plan any trips until the exam dates are settled.

The midterm exam will be given Tuesday 22 March 2016. Here is a practice midterm. This practice exam is too long. The real midterm will be shorter.

Please note the format of the exam; in particular, that you write your answers on the question sheet.

The answers are here.

According to the department, the final exam for CSCI-UA.0202-001 Operating Systems has been scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 4:00PM-5:50PM.

A practice final is here. I will include fill-in-the-blank questions on the exam. The practice final above was timed for the entire 1:50. Your final will have somewhat less material to leave time for the fill-in questions. Sample fill-in questions are here

Answers to the practice final are here.

Answers to the fill-in questions are here

Homework solutions will be posted on NYU Classes before each exam

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:15-3:15, and by email Appointment

Teaching Assistants / Graders

  1. Nikita Amartya<>
  2. Abhineet Kalra <>
  3. Tianshu Lyu<>

Academic Integrity

Allan Gottlieb