Felix Friedrich Wicker: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Dr. Felix Friedrich Wicker
Address
Dep. Informatik
ETH Zürich, UNG F 14
Universitätstrasse 19
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 83 12
E-mailfelix.friedrich@inf.ethz.ch
URLhttps://people.inf.ethz.ch/felixf
DepartmentComputer Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
252-0002-AALData Structures and Algorithms Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
8 credits15RF. Friedrich Wicker
AbstractThis course is about fundamental algorithm design paradigms (such as induction, divide-and-conquer, backtracking, dynamic programming), classic algorithmic problems (such as sorting and searching), and data structures (such as lists, hashing, search trees). Moreover, an introduction to parallel programming is provided. The programming model of C++ will be discussed in some depth.
ObjectiveAn understanding of the design and analysis of fundamental algorithms and data structures. Knowledge regarding chances, problems and limits of parallel and concurrent programming. Deeper insight into a modern programming model by means of the programming language C++.
ContentFundamental algorithms and data structures are presented and analyzed. Firstly, this comprises design paradigms for the development of algorithms such as induction, divide-and-conquer, backtracking and dynamic programming and classical algorithmic problems such as searching and sorting. Secondly, data structures for different purposes are presented, such as linked lists, hash tables, balanced search trees, heaps and union-find structures. The relationship and tight coupling between algorithms and data structures is illustrated with geometric problems and graph algorithms.

In the part about parallel programming, parallel architectures are discussed conceptually (multicore, vectorization, pipelining). Parallel programming concepts are presented (Amdahl's and Gustavson's laws, task/data parallelism, scheduling). Problems of concurrency are analyzed (Data races, bad interleavings, memory reordering). Process synchronisation and communication in a shared memory system is explained (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, condition variables). Progress conditions are analysed (freedom from deadlock, starvation, lock- and wait-freedom). The concepts are underpinned with examples of concurrent and parallel programs and with parallel algorithms.

The programming model of C++ is discussed in some depth. The RAII (Resource Allocation is Initialization) principle will be explained. Exception handling, functors and lambda expression and generic prorgamming with templates are further examples of this part. The implementation of parallel and concurrent algorithm with C++ is also part of the exercises (e.g. threads, tasks, mutexes, condition variables, promises and futures).
LiteratureCormen, Leiserson, Rivest, and Stein: Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd ed., MIT Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-262-03384-8 (recommended text)

Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit, The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Elsevier, 2012.
B. Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition) Addison-Wesley, 2013.

B. Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition) Addison-Wesley, 2013.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Lecture Series 252-0835-00L Informatik I or equivalent knowledge in programming with C++.

Please note that this is a self study (virtual) course, which implies that (in the autumn semester) there are no physical lectures or exercise sessions offered. If you want to attend the real course, please go to 252-0002-00L in the spring semester.
252-0232-AALSoftware Engineering
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RF. Friedrich Wicker, M. Schwerhoff
AbstractThis course introduces both theoretical and applied aspects of software engineering. It covers:

- Software Architecture
- Informal and formal Modeling
- Design Patterns
- Software Engineering Principles
- Code Refactoring
- Program Testing
ObjectiveThe course has two main objectives:

- Obtain an end-to-end (both, theoretical and practical) understanding of the core techniques used for building quality software.
- Be able to apply these techniques in practice.
ContentWhile the lecture will provide the theoretical foundations for the various aspects of software engineering, the students will apply those techniques in project work that will span over the whole semester - involving all aspects of software engineering, from understanding requirements over design and implementation to deployment and change requests.
LiteratureWill be announced in the lecture
252-0836-00LComputer Science II Information 4 credits2V + 2UM. Schwerhoff, F. Friedrich Wicker
AbstractThe courses covers the foundations of design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, including graph theory and graph problems. It also introduces generic and parallel programming.
ObjectiveUnderstanding design, analysis and implementation of fundamental algorithms and data structures. Overview of the concepts of generic and parallel programming. Hands-on experience with implementing the aforementioned in C++.
Content* Asymptotic runtime (algorithmic complexity)
* Fundamental algorithmic problems, e.g. searching, sorting, shortest paths, spanning trees
* Classical data structures, e.g. search trees, balanced trees, heaps, hash tables
* Graph theory and graph problems
* Problem solving strategies as design patterns for algorithms, e.g. induction, divide and conquer, backtracking, dynamic programming
* Generic programming: C++ templates higher-order functions, lambdas, closures
* Parallel programming: (in)dependence of computations, parallelism and concurrency, shared memory, races, mutual exclusion, communication and synchronisation

Knowledge obtained in the lecture is deepened through practical and/or programming exercises (C++, Code Expert).
Lecture notesAll material (slides, lecture recordings, examples, exercises, etc.) will be published on the course website.
Literature* T. Ottmann, P. Widmayer: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen,
Spektrum-Verlag, 5. Auflage, Heidelberg, Berlin, Oxford, 2011
* T. H. Cormen, C. E. Leiserson, R. Rivest, C. Stein: Algorithmen - Eine Einführung, Oldenbourg, 2010
* B. Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2013.
* B. Stroustrup, A Tour of C++, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2022
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Computer Science I
252-0847-00LComputer Science Information 5 credits2V + 2UC. Cotrini Jimenez, F. Friedrich Wicker
AbstractThe course covers the fundamental concepts of computer programming with a focus on systematic algorithmic problem solving. Taught language is C++. No programming experience is required.
ObjectivePrimary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. After having successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct a program. They know the fundamental control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the scenes" when a program is translated and executed. Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, understanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking like a computer scientist.
ContentThe course covers fundamental data types, expressions and statements, (limits of) computer arithmetic, control statements, functions, arrays, structural types and pointers. The part on object orientation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphism; simple dynamic data types are introduced as examples. In general, the concepts provided in the course are motivated and illustrated with algorithms and applications.
Lecture notesEnglish lecture notes will be provided during the semester. The lecture notes and the lecture slides will be made available for download on the course web page. Exercises are solved and submitted online.
LiteratureBjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010
Stephen Prata, C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000
252-0856-AALComputer Science Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
4 credits9RF. Friedrich Wicker, R. Sasse
AbstractDie Vorlesung bietet eine Einführung in das Programmieren mit einem Fokus auf systematischem algorithmischem Problemlösen. Lehrsprache ist C++. Es wird keine Programmiererfahrung vorausgesetzt.
ObjectivePrimäres Lernziel der Vorlesung ist die Befähigung zum Programmieren mit C++. Studenten beherrschen nach erfolgreichem Abschluss der Vorlesung die Mechanismen zum Erstellen eines Programms, sie kennen die fundamentalen Kontrollstrukturen, Datenstrukturen und verstehen, wie man ein algorithmisches Problem in ein Programm abbildet. Sie haben eine Vorstellung davon, was "hinter den Kulissen" passiert, wenn ein Programm übersetzt und ausgeführt wird.
Sekundäre Lernziele der Vorlesung sind das Computer-basierte, algorithmische Denken, Verständnis der Möglichkeiten und der Grenzen der Programmierung und die Vermittlung der Denkart eines Computerwissenschaftlers.
ContentWir behandeln fundamentale Datentypen, Ausdrücke und Anweisungen, (Grenzen der) Computerarithmetik, Kontrollanweisungen, Funktionen, Felder, zusammengesetze Strukturen und Zeiger. Im Teil zur Objektorientierung werden Klassen, Vererbung und Polymorhpie behandelt, es werden exemplarisch einfache dynamische Datentypen eingeführt.
Die Konzepte der Vorlesung werden jeweils durch Algorithmen und Anwendungen motiviert und illustriert.
Lecture notesEin Skript in englischer Sprache wird semesterbegleitend herausgegeben. Das Skript und die Folien werden auf der Vorlesungshomepage zum Herunterladen bereitgestellt.
LiteratureBjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010
Stephen Prata: C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
252-0856-00LComputer Science Information 6 credits2V + 2U + 1PF. Friedrich Wicker, R. Sasse
AbstractThe course covers the fundamental concepts of computer programming with a focus on systematic algorithmic problem solving. Taught language is C++. No programming experience is required.
ObjectivePrimary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. After having successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct a program. They know the fundamental control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the scenes" when a program is translated and executed. Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, understanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking like a computer scientist.
ContentThe course covers fundamental data types, expressions and statements, (limits of) computer arithmetic, control statements, functions, arrays, structural types and pointers. The part on object orientation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphism; simple dynamic data types are introduced as examples. In general, the concepts provided in the course are motivated and illustrated with algorithms and applications.
Lecture notesEnglish lecture notes will be provided during the semester. The lecture notes and the lecture slides will be made available for download on the course web page. Exercises are solved and submitted online.
LiteratureBjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010
Stephen Prata, C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000
252-0863-00LEngineering Tool: Advanced Programming with C++ Information Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.
0.4 credits1KF. Friedrich Wicker
AbstractThe programming model of C++ is discussed in some depth. In particular the mechanisms for efficient memory management and generic programming with C++ are covered.
ObjectiveAbility to implement memory-efficient data structures and efficient generic algorithms using C++.
ContentVectors, pointers and iterators, range for, keyword auto, a class for vectors, subscript-operator, move-construction and iteration. RAII (Resouce Allocation is Initialization) Principle, Templates and Generic Programming, Functors and Lambda Expressions.
Lecture notesDetailled, bilingual slides of the lectures will be made available.
LiteratureB.Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition), Addison Wesley 2013.
Prerequisites / NoticeLecture Series Informatik I 252-0832-00L or equivalent knowledge in programming with C++.

Course can only be taken if the programming project is executed and submitted. If no solution to the programming project is submitted, the course is considered failed («no show»).