CSE 598PM: Applied Algorithms
- Office: Sieg 426C, 543-9344
- Office Hours: Wednesday 9:20 -- 10pm, or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Ashish Sabharwal (ashish@cs)
- Office Hours: Wednesday 5:30-6:20 Sieg 226B, or by appointment
Meeting Time: Wednesday 6:30pm-9:20pm, EE1 003
Recommended Text Book :
The Algorithm Design Manual by Steven Skiena.
Another very useful textbook is
T. Cormen, C. Leiserson, and R. Rivest. Introduction to Algorithms. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1990. Here is a document about the errata in the book.
I will also be drawing material from many other sources. I'll try to give you information
about these as we go.
My goal in teaching this course is help you become
better prepared to tackle algorithm
design for "real-world" problems. This includes (1) understanding
fundamental algorithmic techniques and the tradeoffs involved
in designing correct, efficient and implementable algorithms,
and (2) knowing how to model and abstract messy real-world
problems into clean problems that can be attacked using
known paradigms or specific algorithms.
More generally, I hope you will gain
a greater appreciation of the beauty and elegance of algorithms
as well as where they are used
in the real world.
Tentative Topics :
- Weekly problem sets 50%
- Final 50%
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