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FUP – Functional Programming

Remote teaching

For the moment lectures and labs will be organized via Google Meet application. You will receive invitations by email. Recorded versions of lectures will be published in here.

Note that the deadlines for homework assignments were shifted! The first assignment should be submitted by midnight of March 24 for Czech course and by March 26 for English course. The deadline for the second assignment is respectively April 1 and April 3 for Czech and English course.


This course introduces students into the techniques of functional programming, the advantages and disadvantages of this programming paradigm, and its use in practice. This approach is declarative in the sense that the programmer symbolically describes the problem to be solved, rather than specifying the exact sequence of operations required to solve it. It allows focusing on the essence of the solved problem and implementing even more complex algorithms compactly. Functional programming has notable advantages for parallelization and automated verification of algorithms, and the most useful functional programming concepts are increasingly often introduced to standard programming languages. Because of the focus of functional programming on symbols, rather than numbers, functional programming has been heavily used in in artificial intelligence fields, such as agent systems or symbolic machine learning.


Weekly lectures and labs.

Homework assignments every 2 weeks worth 50% of the grade.

  • 3 assignments in Scheme
  • 2 assignments in Haskell

At least 1 point from each assignment is necessary to pass.

Final programming exam for 30%.

Final test for 20%.


In order to come to the exam, the student should have fulfilled the conditions for passing the labs. It means having at least 1 point from each home assignment and at least 25 points in total.

Assignments from the first three exams are published below. I suggest not looking at the text of the assignments before you have time to attempts to solve it. You should be able to solve each of them in roughly 30 minutes to get perfect score in the exam.

Exam1 Exam2 Exam3

The exam will be at the lab computers without internet access. The students will have access to slides and notes from the labs. In order to pass the implementation exam, the students have to obtain more than 50% of the points for this exam.


03.06.2020 9:00 - 13:00, the first exam will be online

28.07.2020 9:30 - 12:30, online implementation exam


Consulting hours E-mail Room Role
Viliam Lisý appointment by email lisyvili@fel.cvut.cz KN:E-407 Lecturer
Rostislav Horčík appointment by email xhorcik@fel.cvut.cz KN:E-429 Lecturer/Instructor
Miloš Prágr appointment by email pragrmi1@fel.cvut.cz KN:E-331 Instructor
Niklas Heim appointment by email niklas.heim@aic.fel.cvut.cz Instructor
Antonio Bellon appointment by email belloant@fel.cvut.cz Instructor
Dominik Andreas Seitz appointment by email seitzdom@fel.cvut.cz Instructor
Michal Sustr appointment by email michal.sustr@aic.fel.cvut.cz KN:E-316 Instructor
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