CSE 291 - Advanced techniques in algorithm design (Spring 2016)

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:50
Room: CSE (EBU3B) 2154

Instructor: Shachar Lovett, email: slovett@ucsd.edu
Office hours: Thursdays 5-7pm, CSE 4234

TA: Kaave Hosseini, email: skhossei@ucsd.edu
Office hours: Mondays 3-5pm, CSE 4232


The class will focus on two themes: linear algebra and probability, and their many applications in algorithm design. We will cover a number of classical examples, including: fast matrix multiplication, FFT, error correcting codes, cryptography, efficient data structures, combinatorial optimization, routing, and more. We assume basic familiarity (undergraduate level) with linear algebra, probability, discrete mathematics and graph theory.

Grading: Homework and take-home exam.
Homework can be done individually or in pairs. Please write your solutions in latex/word, save as pdf, and email to Kaave (skhossei@ucsd.edu) by the due date.
We will follow the class notes.


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