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  CSE 421Su '14:  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
   RNA Structure
   String Alignment
 7:  Max Flow
   Edmonds-Karp-Dinitz ex.
 8:  P & NP
Lecture Recordings
 1: Help
 1: Jun 23  [get .zip]
 2: Jun 25  [get .zip]
 3: Jun 30  [get .zip]
 4: Jul  1  [get .zip]
 5: Jul  7  [get .zip]
 6: Jul 9 and later

Lecture:  EEB 026 (schematic) MW 10:50- 12:20 
Office Hours Location Phone
Instructor:  Larry Ruzzo, ruzzocs  M 2:30- 3:30  CSE 554  206-543-6298
TA:  Siva Ramamoorthy, sivanrcs  W 2:00- 3:00  CSE 220 
  Makrand Sinha, makrandcs  Th 9:00- 10:00  CSE 218 

Course Email: Staff announcements and general interest student/staff Q&A about homework, lectures, etc. The instructor and TA are subscribed to this list. Enrolled students are as well, but probably should change their default subscription options. Messages are automatically archived. 

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, Final. Homework will be a mix of paper & pencil exercises and programing. Overall weights 60%, 40%, roughly.

Late Policy: Unless otherwise announced, 20% off per calendar day after the due date. (Outside of class, you may turn in work during office hours, or electronically, as described on the assignment sheets. Don't email them.)

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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