- Code COMP6466
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
Course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021. Some on-campus activities are available. Attendance at these where possible is encouraged.
This course provides basic approaches for designing and analysing algorithms and data structures. It will focus on two fundamental problems in computing: Sorting and searching. It will cover various data structures and algorithm design techniques for solving these two classes of problems, as well as basic performance measures and analysis techniques for solving such problems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Display an advanced understanding of a variety of algorithms, including linear selection, minimum spanning trees, single source shortest path, Huffman coding, etc, with real-life applications and the resource requirements.
- Expertly apply the most effective algorithmic techniques including dynamic programming, greedy policy, and divide-and-conquer, to solve some practical problems.
- Define and analyse time and space complexities of algorithms.
- Demonstrate experience in the design and implementation of algorithms for practical problems, using languages like C, C++.
- 3 Assignments (20% each) (60) [LO null]
- Final examl (40) [LO null]
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WorkloadThirty one-hour lectures and four two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The following text book will be used for this course:
- Anany Levitin, Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Algorithms, 3rd ed.
The following reference books are recommended for this course:
- Cormen, T., Leiserson, C.E. Rivest. R.L. & Stein, C. Introduction to Algorithms, MIT Press, 2nd Edition, 2002.
- Baase, S. & Van Gelder, Allen Computer Algorithms — Introduction to Design and Analysis by Addison-Wesley, 3rd Edition, 2000.
- Sedgewick, Robert Algorithms in C, 3rd Edition, 2002.
- Aho, Alfred V., Hopcroft, John E., & Ullman, Jeffrey D. The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms, Addison-Wesley, 1974.
- Kleinberg, John & Tardos, Eva Algorithms Design, Addison-Wesley, 2005.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5180||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|