Margaret M. Fleck

I'm a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign .

Office: 3214 SC
Phone: 265-6838 (but, really, email is better)

If you need information about registration for CS 173 in the Spring, see the Spring course home page.

Research Interests

My research interests include computational linguistics, computer vision, and programming language tools to support language and vision research. Right now, I'm working on unsupervised algorithms that learn word boundaries from transcribed speech.


Check out my publications and the Schwa 1.0 release!

Some old research projects: programming support for computer vision (envision), skin detector, fast order statistic filter


Discrete math textbook: Building Blocks, now with self-study problems.

Discrete Structures (CS 173): Spring 2016 page, pages for older terms can be found via the CS 173 Permanent Page

See the CS proficiency exams page for information on the CS 173 proficiency exam.

Intro to Theory of Computation (CS 373): Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006.

Schedule (Spring 2016)

In the following table, colored items happen every week. Uncolored items happen only some weeks but not others. Because of the kids, I'm on an early schedule: typically at Siebel by 8:30, usually gone by 4 or 5. At other times, try email.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:30         Cassie meeting
9:30-10   CS173 lecture   CS173 lecture
10-10:30 office hour    
11-11:30   after-lecture questions   after-lecture questions office hour
12-12:30         CS173 staff meeting
1-1:30 CS faculty meetings        
2-2:30         CS173 staff meeting
3:30-4       transit  
4-4:30 CS colloquia   transit music lesson transit
4:30-5   music lesson transit music lesson
5-5:30   transit

Miscellaneous links

On-line stores that sell really good tea, all with their own distinctive strengths.

Portable sailboats

Music links

Semi-academic links: