CSE385 Analysis of Algorithms: Honors (Fall 2017)
This is the algorithm course for Computer Science Honors students. Its goal is to provide a (relatively) comprehensive introduction to the modern study of computer algorithms. We will cover a variety of algorithms and data structures in considerable depth and with mathematical rigor. Topics may include but not limited to sorting, divide-and-conquer, time (and space) complexity, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, hash functions, binary search trees, etc.
Instructor: Jing Chen
Office: 247 New Computer Science Building
Fall 2017 Office Hour: Tuesday 2-3pm, Wednesday 2-3pm or by appointment
Prerequisite: CSE 260; AMS 210 or MAT 211; Computer Science Honors Program or Honors College or WISE
Lecture: TuTh 11:30am-12:50pm, 079 Earth & Space Sciences Building
Required textbook: Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition. T. H. Cormen, C. E. Leiserson, R. L. Rivest, and C. Stein. MIT Press, 2009.
· We will use Blackboard (http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu/) for future announcements and course materials. Course Calendar can be found in Course Tools.
· Syllabus will be updated on Blackboard as the course proceeds.
· Problem Set 0: Academic Honesty Review. Due in class by Sep. 7, 11:30am.
The grade will be based on the following parts.
· Three in-class quizzes, 25 points each
The quizzes are currently scheduled for Sep. 28 (Thu), Oct. 31 (Tue), and Dec. 5 (Tue).
· Homework, 10 pts in total
Homework assignments will be bi-weekly or tri-weekly. I will randomly choose 2 problems from each problem set to grade.
Note! If you really don’t know how to solve a problem after making serious effort, write “I honestly don’t know how to solve this problem” and you’ll get 25% of it (when it is chosen to be graded). While if you make up a solution by putting together some random sentences, you may get 0.
· In-class presentation, 10 pts
Details coming soon.
· Class participation, 5 pts
I encourage you to ask and to answer questions in class, as interaction is an efficient way of learning.
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