Spring 2021 - CMPT 307 D100

Data Structures and Algorithms (3)

Class Number: 6656

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 25, 2021
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

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

    CMPT 225, MACM 201, MATH 151 (or MATH 150), and MATH 232 or 240.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Analysis and design of data structures for lists, sets, trees, dictionaries, and priority queues. A selection of topics chosen from sorting, memory management, graphs and graph algorithms.

COURSE DETAILS:

The objective of this course is to introduce concepts and problem-solving techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms through studying data structures, algorithms, and algorithmic techniques.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics

  • Introduction 1: algorithm design and analysis examples, computation models, Big-O analysis
  • Introduction 2: divide and conquer, analysis of recurrence, randomized algorithms
  • Sorting and order statistics: Heapsort, Quicksort, other sorting problems
  • Simple data structures: lists, stacks, queues, trees, hash tables
  • Algorithm design and analysis techniques, dynamic programming, greedy, amortized analysis
  • Advanced data structures, B-trees, Fibonacci heaps
  • Graph algorithms, graph search, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths
  • Selected topics, NP-completeness, string matching, maximum flow

Grading

NOTES:

The lectures is planned to be delivered online at the scheduled class time (currently 11:30-12:20, M/W/F), recorded and posted at some website. The course has a final examination, homework assignments, and quizzes or midterms. The grade distribution will 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

REQUIRED READING:

  • Introduction to Algorithms (3rd Edition), T.H. Cormen, C.E. Leiserson, R.L. Rivest, C. Stein, MIT Press, 2009, 9780262033848

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Algorithm Design , J. Kleinberg, E. Tardos, Addison-Wesley, 2006, 9780321295354

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).