CSE 202,
Spring 2014
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Lecturer: Professor
Fan Chung Graham
fan@ucsd.edu
TA: Olivia Simpson
osimpson@ucsd.edu
Time & Place: Lectures T Th 12:30  1:50pm Peterson Hall 102
Office Hours: Fan Chung Graham, APM 7101 W 2:003:00 pm.
Olivia Simpson, CSE B240A TuTh 11:00am12:00pm.
Syllabus:
This couses covers two main themes 
basic algorithms and
some recent developments on Internet algorithms. Also see the
Departmental CSE202 page.
The text book is
Algorithm Design by J. Kleinberg and E. Tardos,
supplemented by other material included in
the book,
Algorithms
by Dasgupta, Papadimitriou and Vazirani.
.
A tentative schedule

Weeks 12, Chapter 1, Introductory problems (Reading: Chapters 23. Also
check the reading list)

Weeks 23,
Chapter 4, Greedy Algorithms (covering 4.44.6)

Weeks 45, Chapter 5, Divide and conquer (covering 5.15.4)

Weeks 56, Chapter 6, Dynamic Programing (covering 6.16.4 and 6.66.7)

Midterm May 8, Thursday

Weeks 78, Chapter 7, Network Flow (covering 7.17.3, 7.57.10)

Week 9, Chapter 11, Approximation Algorithms (covering 11.111.3)
(Reading: Chapter 8, NP and Computational Intractability )

Week 10, Local Search with additional material on PageRank algorithms
 Final Exam
June 9, Monday 11:30am  2:30pm
takehome exam, handing out after the last
lecture and due noon June 9 Monday at APM 7101.
Grading: 4 homework sets (20%), 1 midterm (30%) and 1 final (50%)
Homework: All homework assignments should be handed in class
(before the lecture starts) at the
specified due dates:
Homework #1 (Tuesday April 15)
Homework #2 (Tuesday April 29)
Homework #3 (Tuesday May 20) (Thursday May 22)
Homework #4 (Tuesday June 3) (Thursday June 5)
The midterm and final will include problems very similar to those in homework assignments.
No
late homework will be accepted.
Due to the heavy load for our TA, not all of the homework problems will be
graded.
At least one problem from each set will be randomly chosen for grading.
Note that the exam scores depend on the efficiency of your algorithm. For example, if the best
algorithm has running time O(log n) but your algorithm is O(n^{2}), you will
only get a very partial score.
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