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  CSE 421Wi '12:  Introduction to Algorithms
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Lecture Notes
 1:  Overview & Example
 2:  Analysis
 3:  Graphs, B/DFS
 4:  Greedy:
 5:  Divide & Conquer
 6:  Dynamic Programming:
   Sched & Knapsack
   String Alignment
   RNA Structure
 7:  Max Flow
 8:  P & NP

Lecture:  EEB 037 (schematic) MWF 1:30- 2:20 
Office Hours Location Phone
Instructor:  Larry Ruzzo, ruzzocs  M 12:00- 1:00  CSE 554  206-543-6298
TA:  Danushen Gnanaprasagam, nanabytecs  W 5:00- 6:00  CSE 216 
TA:  Pratik Prasad, pratikpcs  Th 4:00- 5:00  CSE 216 
TA:  Milda Zizyte, mzizytecs  W 4:00- 5:00  CSE 216 

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Catalog Description: Techniques for design of efficient algorithms. Methods for showing lower bounds on computational complexity. Particular algorithms for sorting, searching, set manipulation, arithmetic, graph problems, pattern matching.

Prerequisites: either CSE 312 or CSE 322; either CSE 326 or CSE 332.

Credits: 3

Grading: Homework, Midterm, Final. Homework will be a mix of paper & pencil exercises and programing. Overall weights 55%, 15%, 30%, roughly.

Late Policy: Unless otherwise announced, homework is due at the start of class on the due date. 20% off per day thereafter (business day, e.g., Monday for Friday due dates).

Extra Credit: Assignments may include "extra credit" sections. These will enrich your understanding of the material, but at a low points per hour ratio. Do them for the glory, not the points, and don't start extra credit until the basics are complete.

Textbook: Algorithm Design by Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos. Addison Wesley, 2006. (Available from U Book Store, Amazon, etc.)

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