Operating Systems

Course Information

Contacting the TAs

You can contact the TAs by emailing cs167tas@cs.brown.edu. If you specifically need the Head TA, email cs167headtas@cs.brown.edu.

Meeting times

CS 167 will be meeting M,W,F 2:00-2:50 PM (G Hour) in Kassar House FOX.
CS 169 will have occasional help sessions on weekday evenings, 8-9 PM. The first will be on February 3.


The course textbook is Operating Systems in Depth, by Doeppner, Wiley 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-471-68723-8


CS33 is required. CS31 is also ok, assuming you can program in C.


  • 4 programs (40%) (those taking 169 need complete only the first 167 program)
  • 4 Homeworks (20%)
  • Midterm Exam (10%)
  • Final Exam (30%)


  • CS167/9 Piazza
  • There will be a showing of the movie Inception at 5pm on Sunday January 25th at 5pm in CIT 368. Hope to see you there!