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Introduction to Graduate Algorithms

Georgia Institute of Technology

Offered at Georgia Tech as CS 8803 GA

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About this Course

This is a graduate-level course in the design and analysis of algorithms. We study techniques for the design of algorithms (such as dynamic programming) and algorithms for fundamental problems (such as fast Fourier transform or FFT).

In addition, we study computational intractability, specifically, the theory of NP-completeness. The main topics covered in the course include: dynamic programming; divide and conquer, including FFT; randomized algorithms, including RSA cryptosystem and hashing using Bloom filters; graph algorithms; max-flow algorithms; linear programming; and NP-completeness.

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Approx. 3 months
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Introduction to Graduate Algorithms

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Eric Vigoda

Eric Vigoda


Arpan Chakraborty

Arpan Chakraborty


Prerequisites and Requirements

Students are expected to have an undergraduate course on the design and analysis of algorithms. In particular, they should be familiar with basic graph algorithms, including DFS, BFS, and Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm, and basic dynamic programming and divide and conquer algorithms (including solving recurrences). An undergraduate course in discrete mathematics is assumed, and students should be comfortable analyzing the asymptotic running time of algorithms.

The course uses the textbook Algorithms by Sanjoy Dasgupta, Christos Papadimitriou, and Umesh Vazirani.

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Why Take This Course

The design and analysis of algorithms form an essential basis for computer science. This course is useful for those who want to pursue advanced studies in computer science, as well as those who want to work as a software engineer.

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