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.
- Use pseudo-code to describe algorithms at an intermediate/advanced level.
- Analyze asymptotical complexities (O(n), O(n2), O(log n), and O(n log n), etc.) of algorithms.
- Write programs using recursion at an intermediate/advanced level.
- 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.
- Design and implement algorithmic strategies such as Dynamic Programming and Greedy Strategies to solve problems.
- Select, implement, and apply appropriate sorting algorithms to solve problems.