Welcome to the home page of Dr. Michael Robinson

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

John Quincy Adams

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

Thomas Jefferson

"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone."

Bjarne Stroustrup, originator of the C++ programming language

"On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

Charles Babbage (1791-1871), designer of the first programmable calculator and the first general purpose computer
On the summit of Montara Mountain

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Spring 2015

Contact information:

Office: E283B

Phone: 924-3894

Mail Send e-mail to me by manually removing the letters SPAMBEGONE from the e-mail address michael.robinson@SPAMBEGONEsjsu.edu. Use a class-specific subject heading or your mail may be rejected as spam.

Office hours:

(Jan. 22 through May. 13, holidays excepted)
Monday 12:30-1:30
Wednesday 12:30-1:30

or by appointment (see me at the end of class for appointments)

These office hours are no longer in effect.

Exam week schedule:


Extended office hours:

Friday  May 15   1-5 PM    CmpE152. Last day to demonstrate lab exercises, exam questions
Tuesday  May 20  2-5 PM    CmpE152, out-of-class labs only. CmpE200, miscellaneous.


Class pages: