CS 4410 covers systems programming and introductory operating system design and implementation. We will cover the basics of operating systems, namely structure, concurrency, scheduling, synchronization, memory management, filesystems, security and networking.
Prerequisites: CS 4410 is open to any undergraduate who has mastered the material in CS3410/ECE3140. Students enrolled in 4410 can also choose to take CS 4411 and complete the practicum project.


Lectures take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:55-4:10 in Uris Hall G01.


  • 99% of all matters can be handled on Piazza:
    • 4410 Piazza
    • 4411 Piazza
    • Private messages on Piazza should be visible to all instructors and staff. Do not create private piazza messages visible by only a subset of the course staff.
  • For time sensitive matters, please email cs4410-staff.
  • For sensitive matters, please email cs4410-prof or -- when possible -- come to instructor office hours.
  • Please do not contact any course staff or instructors via their email addresses, facebook, texting, etc. for matters concerning this course.


  • Exam times have been set by the university:
    • Prelim 1 is October 4, 5:15-7:15 pm in Hollister B14, or 7:30-9:30pm in Kimball B11. You can show up to either one, but if you go to the first, you have to stay to the end. You cannot go to both.
    • Prelim 2 is November 20 @ 5:15pm or 7:30 pm.
    • The Final Exam is December 10 @ 2:00 pm in TBD.
  • Bring your student ID to all of your exams. We will be taking attendance by having you swipe it through a card reader upon arrival.
  • We will drop the lowest of your 3 exam scores. If you cannot attend an exam for any reason, this is the score we will drop.
  • If you require exam accommodations, please contact Veronica E. VanCleave-Seeley (vv48 in 401 Gates Hall). Be sure to tell her which course you are enrolled in and attach the necessary documentation of the accommodation. We are happy to meet the needs of our students in this matter.