The survey is closed. If you think you are in this class and haven’t submitted one yet, talk to me.

Posted: 20 January 2011
Due: before 5:00pm on Sunday, 23 January

  1. Your UVa email id (e.g., dee2b):

    Make sure this is correct. After you complete the survey, you should receive a receipt at the email address you entered. If you do not receive this receipt within a few minutes of submitting your survey, email

  2. Your first name(s):

  3. Your last name:

  4. Name you want me to call you (spell out phonetically if non-obvious how to pronounce):

  5. Anything you want to tell me that will help me learn your name

  6. Are you taking the course for credit?

  7. Degree Currently Pursuing:

  8. Year:

  9. What is your main research focus?

  10. What do you hope to get from taking this class?

  11. Which of these programming languages or tools are you familiar with? (check all that you know well enough to be reasonably ready to use them in a programming project)

    C++ Java MATLAB OCaml Python Ruby Scheme or LISP

  12. Which is your favorite?

    C++ Java MATLAB OCaml Python Ruby Scheme or LISP Other

    Other language (or comments):

  13. For each of the following topics, indicate how much you know about it:

    • Bayes’ Theorem:
    • Minimax Algorithm:
    • Neural Networks:
    • PSPACE:
    • Support Vector Machines:

  14. How much poker experience do you have?

    More details (if helpful):

  15. To enable us to occasionally reschedule classes when I am away, I would like to find an alternate class time. Check which of the following times would work for you:

    Mondays, 4-5:15pm

    Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm

    Wednesdays, 3-4:15pm

    Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm

  16. I am considering hosting some evening or weekend home games for the class. This would be optional, not considered an official part of the class, and not involve any significant monetary stakes. How would you feel about this?


  17. Anything else you think I should know about you?

  18. Anything you want to know about me or the course?