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ICS 340 Algorithms and Data Structures

Exploration of the design and implementation of data structures and algorithms fundamental to computer systems and applications and to software engineering. Topics include trees, graphs, basic analysis of algorithmic complexity, fundamental questions of computability, and introduction to the algorithmic basis of intelligent systems. Programming projects.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 17, 2014 to August 18, 2024

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze asymptotical complexities (O(n), O(n2), O(log n), and O(n log n), etc.) of algorithms.
  • Design and implement different hashing algorithms and be able to use them to store or retrieve data.
  • Design and implement non-linear abstract data types such as trees, heaps, and apply them to appropriate problems.
  • Implement and apply different graph algorithms (such as depth first, breadth first, shortest path, and minimum spanning tree, etc.) to solve problems.
  • Select, implement, and apply appropriate sorting algorithms to solve problems.
  • Use pseudo-code to describe algorithms at an intermediate/advanced level.
  • Write programs using recursion at an intermediate/advanced level.
  • Design and implement algorithmic strategies such as Dynamic Programming and Greedy Strategies to solve problems.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Algorithms and Data Structures Stein, Michael Books for ICS-340-01 Spring 2024 Course details for ICS-340-01 Spring 2024
02 Algorithms and Data Structures Maistrovich, Jessica Kay Books for ICS-340-02 Spring 2024 Course details for ICS-340-02 Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Algorithms and Data Structures Foy, Ralph Alex Books for ICS-340-01 Summer 2024 Course details for ICS-340-01 Summer 2024