252-0209-00L  Algorithms, Probability, and Computing

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersE. Welzl, M. Ghaffari, A. Steger, D. Steurer, P. Widmayer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


252-0209-00 VAlgorithms, Probability, and Computing4 hrs
Mon13:15-15:00ML D 28 »
Tue14:15-16:00HG D 1.2 »
10.01.15:15-17:00HG E 1.2 »
E. Welzl, M. Ghaffari, A. Steger, D. Steurer, P. Widmayer
252-0209-00 UAlgorithms, Probability, and Computing2 hrs
Wed13:15-15:00CAB G 56 »
13:15-15:00CHN D 44 »
16:15-18:00CAB G 52 »
26.11.15:15-17:00CHN G 42 »
E. Welzl, M. Ghaffari, A. Steger, D. Steurer, P. Widmayer
252-0209-00 AAlgorithms, Probability, and Computing
Project Work, no fixed presence required.
1 hrsE. Welzl, M. Ghaffari, A. Steger, D. Steurer, P. Widmayer

Catalogue data

AbstractAdvanced design and analysis methods for algorithms and data structures: Random(ized) Search Trees, Point Location, Minimum Cut, Linear Programming, Randomized Algebraic Algorithms (matchings), Probabilistically Checkable Proofs (introduction).
ObjectiveStudying and understanding of fundamental advanced concepts in algorithms, data structures and complexity theory.
Lecture notesWill be handed out.
LiteratureIntroduction to Algorithms by T. H. Cormen, C. E. Leiserson, R. L. Rivest;
Randomized Algorithms by R. Motwani und P. Raghavan;
Computational Geometry - Algorithms and Applications by M. de Berg, M. van Kreveld, M. Overmars, O. Schwarzkopf.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersE. Welzl, M. Ghaffari, A. Steger, D. Steurer, P. Widmayer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThere will be an optional written midterm exam and a written final exam. Script or any other supplementary material for either exam is not permitted. Furthermore, we will hand out two special assignments (compulsory continuous performance assessment) whose solution (typeset in LaTeX) is due two weeks later and will be graded.

The final grade is 20% midterm exam + 20% special assignments + 60% final exam
if the result of the midterm exam does not improve the final grade or has not been sitted:
20% special assignments + 80% final exam
Written aidsKeine Hilfsmittel erlaubt.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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