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ICS 340 Algorithm Design and Analysis

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.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 19, 2024 to present

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.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Algorithm Design and Analysis Armitage, Bradford C Books for ICS-340-01 Fall 2024 Course details for ICS-340-01 Fall 2024
02 Algorithm Design and Analysis Stein, Michael Books for ICS-340-02 Fall 2024 Course details for ICS-340-02 Fall 2024