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CSCI2300: Introduction to Algorithms, Spring 2017
Instructor: Mohammed J. Zaki Class Time: TF 1011:50AM Room: Sage 3303 Instructor Office Hours: TF 121PM, Lally 307
TAs:
 Ziwei Dai (
)
 Yuchen Liang (
)
 Wei Liu (
)
 Evan Strohm (
)
Lab/Recitation Sections:
 Section 1: 10am Wed, Sage 3101, TA: Wei Liu, Mentors: Ramin Chowdhury, Zhilin Han, Samad Farooqui
 Section 2: 2pm Wed, Sage 2715, TA: Evan Strohm, Mentors: Kexin Zhu, Euan McInally, Ramin Chowdhury
 Section 3: 12pm Wed, Sage 5101, TA: Yuchen Liang, Mentors: Chendi Guan, Louis Hyde
 Section 4: 4pm Wed, Sage 2715, TA: Wei Liu, Mentors: Louis Hyde, Kexin Zhu, Zhilin Han
 Section 5: 12pm Wed, Sage 3101, TA: Evan Strohm, Mentors: Weiki Dai, Nathan Strelser
 Section 6: 2pm Wed, Sage 5101, TA: Ziwei Dai, Mentors: Nathan Strelser, Alex Seo, Samad Farooqui
 Section 7: 10am Wed, Sage 3713, TA: Yuchen Liang, Mentors: Euan McInally, Chendi Guan
 Section 8: 4pm Wed, Sage 3713, TA: Ziwei Dai, Mentors: Alex Seo, Weiki Dai
Announcements
 Apr 22: HW9 posted with due date Apr 27th before midnight.
 Apr 12: HW8 posted with due date Apr 20th before midnight.
 Apr 12: lab7 posted with due date Apr 18th during lab.
 Mar 25: HW7 posted with due date Mar 30th before midnight.
 Mar 22: lab6 posted with due date Mar 28th during lab.
 Mar 18: HW6 posted with due date Mar 23rd before midnight.
 Feb 28: HW5 posted with due date Mar 9th before midnight.
 Feb 28: lab5 posted with due date Mar 7th during lab.
 Feb 10: HW4 posted with due date Feb 16th before midnight.
 Feb 7: lab4 posted with due date Feb 14th during lab.
 Feb 5: HW3 posted with due date Feb 9nd before midnight.
 Jan 31: lab3 posted with due date Feb 7th during lab.
 Jan 28: HW2 posted with due date Feb 2nd before midnight.
 Jan 24: lab2 posted with due date Jan 31th during lab.
 Jan 20: HW1 posted with due date Jan 26th before midnight.
 Jan 17: lab1 posted with due date Jan 24th during lab.
 Jan 12: Course website is up, with the syllabus and tentative
calendar. We will use the Piazza site for discussions and Q&A; an invitation to signup on Piazza will be sent later.

Calendar
A tentative sequence of topics to be covered in the classes; changes are likely as the course progresses.
Day: Date
 Topic
 Assignments and Labs

T: Jan 16
 Introduction: Chap 0, Attach:Lecture1.pdf


W: Jan 17

 NO LAB, lab0 (optional)

F: Jan 19
 Introduction: Chap 0, Attach:Lecture2.pdf





T: Jan 23
 Algorithms with Numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture3.pdf


W: Jan 24

 lab1

F: Jan 26
 Algorithms with Numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture4.pdf
 HW1




T: Jan 30
 Algorithm with Numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture5.pdf


W: Jan 31

 lab2

F: Feb 2
 Algo with numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture6.pdf
 HW2




T: Feb 6
 Algo with numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture7.pdf


W: Feb 7

 lab3

F: Feb 9
 Algo with numbers: Chap 1, Attach:Lecture8.pdf
 HW3




T: Feb 13
 Divide & Conquer: Chap 2, Attach:Lecture9.pdf


W: Feb 14

 lab4

F: Feb 16
 Divide & Conquer: Chap 2 Attach:Lecture10.pdf
 HW4




T: Feb 20
 NO CLASS (Monday Schedule)

W: Feb 21
 Recitation/Office Hours


F: Feb 23
 Exam I




T: Feb 27
 Graph Algorithms: Chap 3, Attach:Lecture11.pdf


W: Feb 28
 Recitation/Office Hours (Exam Sol)


F: Mar 2
 RPI CLOSED





T: Mar 6
 Graph Algorithms, Chap 3, Attach:Lecture12.pdf


W: Mar 7

 lab5

F: Mar 9
 Graph Algorithms: Chap 4, Attach:Lecture13.pdf
 HW5




T/F: Mar 13 and 16
 NO CLASS (Spring Break)




T: Mar 20
 Graph Algorithms: Chap 4, Attach:Lecture14.pdf


W: Mar 21
 Recitation/Office Hours


F: Mar 23
 Greedy Algorithms: Chap 5, Attach:Lecture15.pdf
 HW6




T: Mar 27
 Greedy Algorithms: Chap 5, Attach:Lecture16.pdf


W: Mar 28

 lab6

F: Mar 30
 Greedy Algorithm: Chap 5, Attach:Lecture17.pdf
 HW7




T: Apr 3
 Dynamic Programming: Chap 6, Attach:Lecture18.pdf


W: Apr 4
 No Lab (GM Week)


F: Apr 6
 Exam II





T: Apr 10
 Dynamic Programming: Chap 6, Attach:Lecture19.pdf


W: Apr 11
 Recitation/Office Hours


F: Apr 13
 Dynamic Programming: Chap 6, Attach:Lecture20.pdf





T: Apr 17
 Network Flows: Sec 7.2/7.3, Attach:Lecture21.pdf


W: Apr 18

 lab7

F: Apr 20
 NPComplete Problems: Chap 8, Attach:Lecture22.pdf
 HW8




T: Apr 24
 NPComplete Problems: Chap 8


W: Apr 25



F: Apr 27
 Coping with Intractability: Chap 9
 HW9




T: May 1
 Coping with Intractability: Chap 9


W: May 2
 Recitation/Office Hours

May 8 (Tue)
 Final Exam 36pm (Room: DCC308)

