Spring 2020 - CMPT 405 D100

Design and Analysis of Computing Algorithms (3)

Class Number: 6749

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 20, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Qianping Gu
    qgu@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-6705
  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 307.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Models of computation, methods of algorithm design; complexity of algorithms; algorithms on graphs, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms, selected topics.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is an advanced course on algorithms. We will review basic paradigms of algorithm design (greedy, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, linear programming, etc.), and then explore some of the more advanced topics (e.g., randomized algorithms, approximation algorithms, streaming algorithms, etc.)

Topics

  • Greedy Algorithms
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Network Flow
  • NP and Computational Intractability
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • Linear Programming
  • Algorithms for special cases of NP-hard problems

Grading

NOTES:

To be announced during the first week of classes.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition, T. Cormen, C. Leiserson, R. Rivest, C. Stein, McGraw Hill, 2003, 9780262033848
  • Computers and Intractability: A Guide To The Theory Of NP-Completeness, M. R. Garey, D. S. Johnson, W. H. Freeman, 1979, 9780716710455

REQUIRED READING:

  • Algorithm Design
  • J. Kleinberg, E. Tardos
  • Addison-Wesley
  • 2006

ISBN: 9780321295354

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