CSE 521: Algorithms (Spring 2015)

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Instructor: Anna Karlin, CSE 594, tel. 543 9344
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays in , 9:30-10:50pm
Office hours:  By appointment -- send email.

Teaching assistant: Jeffrey Hon
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Course evaluation: homework (~60%), project (~40%).

About this course:
We will study the design and analysis of algorithms from a modern perspective with a particular focus on techniques that find use in many subfield of computer science. The modern perspective means that there will be extensive use of randomization and approximation. Topics will include hashing and its many applications, linear programming and basics of convex optimization, decision making under uncertainty, dimension reduction, streaming, load balancing, etc.

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