Instructor: Lenore Cowen
Joyce Cummings Center; 627-5134; cowen AT cs.tufts.edu ;
Office Hours: Typically Thursday Mornings in Prof. Cowen's office but since some of you have 10:30 classes and some of you have noon classes, instead of setting an exact time, I will ask that you email in advance to tell me you're coming and we'll find a time that works for you. Office hours available at other times too: just email with your schedule.
Lectures: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30-2:45am in Lane Hall 100A
Please see Prof. Cowen's email for the passcode to add yourself to Gradescope if you want to submit your HWs electronically.
Description: If you loved your algorithms class and can't wait for more, this is the class for you. In this pleasant and fun class, we will look at some more modern algorithms, some beautiful algorithms gems, and some areas of current research in algorithms. Topics will include using randomness in the design and analysis of algorithms, approximation algorithms, and online algorithms.
The website for this class is at http://www.cs.tufts.edu/comp/260
Prerequisites: Comp 160 or permission of the instructor.
There is no text for this course.
The course was last taught in 2021.
Here is a Template for scribe notes with instructions for first-time Latex users
You can find the scribe notes for the class here: http://www.cs.tufts.edu/comp/260/private/
HW1 (due Jan 31 (up to 10am Feb 1 with automatic grace period)) and here is the Latex source
HW2 (due Feb 28 (up to 10am March 1 with automatic grace period) ) and here is the Latex source
In this section we link to current research papers that are related to the topics of the lectures of this course.