Course Information

About

The subject matter of this course concerns fundamental algorithms in computer science. The course is structured around key topics including analysis of algorithms, sorting, searching, graph algorithms, string processing, dynamic programming, combinatorial search and NP-completeness.

The goal of this course is to teach students how to develop algorithms in order to solve the complex problems in the most efficient way. The students are expected to develop a foundational understanding and knowledge of key concepts that underlies important algorithms in use on computers today. The students will also be expected to gain hand-on experience via a set of programming assignments supplied in the complementary BBM 204 Software Practicum.

Time and Location

BBM202

Section 1: Wednesday at 09:00-11:50 in Room D2
Section 2: Wednesday at 09:00-09:50 in Room D3
Section 3: Wednesday at 09:00-09:50 in Room D4

BBM204

Section 1: Monday at 10:00-11:50 in Room D2
Section 2: Monday at 10:00-11:50 in Room D3
Section 3: Monday at 10:00-11:50 in Room D4

Instructors

         

Erkut Erdem (Section 1) · erkut@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr
Ilyas Cicekli (Section 2) · ilyas@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr
Gonenc Ercan (Section 3) · gonenc@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr

Teaching Assistants

         

Burcak Asal · basal@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr | Office Hours: To be announced..

Merve Ozdes · merve@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr | Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00

Alaettin Ucan · aucan@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr | Office Hours: Monday 13:30 - 17:00

Communication

The course webpage will be updated regularly throughout the semester with lecture notes, programming and reading assignments and important deadlines. All other course related communications will be carried out through Piazza. Please enroll it by following the link:

https://piazza.com/hacettepe.edu.tr/spring2019/bbm202
https://piazza.com/hacettepe.edu.tr/spring2019/bbm204

Course Requirements and Grading

Grading for BBM202 will be based on

In BBM204, the grading will be based on

Policies

Attendance to lectures is mandatory. A student who do not attend the lectures more than 4 weeks will fail BBM202 directly with an F1 grade. A student who do not attend more than 3 recitation sessions or do not submit more than 1 assignments will fail BBM204 directly with an F1 grade. You are responsible for all material presented in lectures. Some of the course material might not be covered in the textbook.

All work on assignments must be done individually unless stated otherwise. You are encouraged to discuss with your classmates about the given assignments, but these discussions should be carried out in an abstract way. That is, discussions related to a particular solution to a specific problem (either in actual code or in the pseudocode) will not be tolerated.

In short, turning in someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as your own will be considered as a violation of academic integrity. Please note that the former condition also holds for the material found on the web as everything on the web has been written by someone else.

Text Book

  • Algorithms, 4th Edition, R. Sedgewick and K. Wayne, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011

Schedule (Tentative)

Week Date Topic Notes
1 Feb 27 Course Introduction [slides],
Analysis of Algorithms [slides]
Reading: SW 1.4
2 Mar 6 Elementary Sorting Algorithms [slides],
Mergesort [slides]
Reading: SW 2.1, 2.2
3 Mar 13 Quicksort [slides],
Heapsort [slides]
Reading: SW 2.3, 2.4
[PA1] out
4 Mar 20 Elementary Search Algorithms [slides],
Binary Search Trees [slides]
Reading: SW 3.1, 3.2
5 Mar 27 Balanced Trees Reading: SW 3.3
PA1 due
6 Apr 3 1st Midterm Exam
7 Apr 10 Hashing, Search Applications Reading: SW 3.4, 3.5
PA2 out
8 Apr 17 Undirected Graphs , Directed Graphs Reading: SW 4.1, 4.2
9 Apr 24 Minimum Spanning Trees Reading: SW 4.3
PA2 due
10 May 1 Shortest Path Reading: SW 4.4
PA3 out
11 May 8 Midterm Exam 2
12 May 15 String Sorting Reading: SW 5.1
PA4 due
13 May 22 Substring Search , Regular Expressions Reading: SW 5.3, 5.4
14 May 29 Data Compression Reading: SW 5.5

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