CMPSCI 611 : Advanced Algorithms

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Tentative topics:

  • Divide and Conquer (3 lectures)
  • Dynamic Programming (4 lectures)
  • Greedy Algorithms (3 lectures)
  • Randomized Algorithms (3 lectures)
  • Network Flow (3 lectures)
  • Linear Programming (3 lectures)
  • NP-Completeness (3 lectures)
  • Approximtion Algorithms (3 lectures)

Required Textbook: Lectures will be based on Jeff Erickson notes. Slides will be posted on Moodle.

Optional Textbook:

  • Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, and Stein.
  • Algorithm Design by Kleinberg and Tardos.
  • Algorithms by Dasgupta, Papadimitriou, Vazirani.
  • Randomized Algorithms by Motwani and Raghavan.
  • Probability and Computing by Mitzenmacher and Upfal.
  • Approximation Algorithms by Vazirani.


We will use Moodle for general logistics, Campuswire for dicussion and Gradescopes for homework assignments.

Teaching Staffs

  • Instructor: Hung Le.
    • Email: hungle@cs.umss.du
    • Office: 332 CS Building
    • Weekly Office Hours: TBA
  • TAs:
    • TBA


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