Introduction to Algorithmics
|Course code COMP6230||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
This course introduces students to the notion of efficiency and computational complexity. The basic data structures encountered in first year, such as lists, trees and graphs, are reviewed in light of their efficiency and common usage scenario. Asymptotic measures of complexity are covered, and recurrence relations are introduced as an analytical tool. Problem-solving techniques such as the greedy strategy, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, and graph searching are covered. These techniques are illustrated upon optimization problems chosen for their practical relevance.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||(1) To introduce students to efficient algorithm design techniques.|
(2) To introduce students to basic techniques regarding analysis of performance of algorithms.
(3) To make students familiar with the most important basic algorithms used in various computer science application and theoretical areas.
|Content||(1) Preliminaries (review of basic mathematical notions, data structures, induction, basic combinatorics). |
(2) Elementary algorithmics (worst-case vs. average case, basic examples, elementary operations).
(3) Asymptotic Notation (big O, Omega and Theta).
(4) Analysis of Algorithms (loops, recurrence relations).
(5) Data structures (graphs, trees, heaps, disjoint sets).
(6) Searching and Sorting.
(7) Greedy algorithms.
(9) Dynamic programming.
(10) Text-search Algorithm.
(11) Introduction to the topics of computational complexity, heuristics, metaheuristics and approximation algorithms.
Knowledge of discrete mathematics.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for COMP6230|