Office: FEC 157, phone: 277-5446 The best way to reach me is
generally via email. I check email once a day around noon.
Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30-3:30PM; Friday 2-3pm or by appointment.
Note: I will always be available in my office during office hours. At other times, if my door is open, feel free to come
in. If the door is closed, I'm probably hard at work on a paper, grant or research problem. Please come by another time or make an appointment via email.
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 in DSH 223.
This class covers advanced topics in Algorithms and Data Structures with a focus on mathematical techniques, proofs and analysis. Topics to be covered will likely include the following: Randomized Algorithms:fingerprinting, data streaming algorithms, coupon collectors, birthday paradox, skip lists; Network Flow: Max Matchings, Min-cut Max-flow duality; Linear Programming, and basic game theory; NP-Hardness and Approximation Algorithms.
We will be using the book: ``Introduction to Algorithms (third edition)'' by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein, in addition to supplemental material and occasional handouts.