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Algorithms and networks

Website:website containing additional information
Course code:INFOAN
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 2 (week 46 through 5, i.e., 13-11-2017 through 2-2-2018; retake week 16)
Participants:up till now 9 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
lecture   Tue 11.00-12.4546-51 BBG-165 Hans Bodlaender
Johan van Rooij
2-4 BBG-165
Thu 15.15-17.0046-51 RUPPERT-D
week: 5Thu 1-2-201813.30-16.30 uurroom: EDUC-MEGARON
Note:No up-to-date course description available.
Text below is from year 2015/2016
Contents:Systems and programs are designed for many purposes and in many ways, but it's algorithms that make things work. Good algorithm design requires understanding and modelling an application, and subsequently studying and analyzing the computational features of the design. In this course we study a number of advanced techniques for efficient algorithm design, often at the hand of problems from networks and graphs. In many applications, networks and graphs are used as a model. Typical examples are networks of roads, or electronic networks. In other applications, the graph model may be less obvious, but appears to be very useful, like for scheduling problems. In this course, we look to the translation of problem to network model, and we look to algorithmic problems and their solutions on networks and graphs. Some topics are: shortest paths, flow, matchings, triangulated graphs, treewidth, graph isomorphism, graph drawing, exact algorithms for fundamental graph problems, small world networks, facility location, fixed parameter tractability, kernelization.
Literature:May change!
Most literature will be handed out during the course or can be downloaded from the website.

Recommended reading:

  • Algorithm Design. John Kleinberg, Eva Tardos, Pearson/Addision Wesley, 2005. ISBN 0-321-29535-8.
  • Introduction to Algorithms. Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Stein. (Used in the Algorithms course.)
Note that these books are not obligatory. Participation in classes is recommended: much is not covered in the books!
Course form:Lectures, two per week. Exercises. Lectures on Tuesdays will be in principal be given by Johan van Rooij and lectures on thursdays will be in principal be given by Hans Bodlaender.
Exam form:There are a number (7 - 8) exercise sets, and two exams. You must get an average of 6 for the exercise sets, and an average of 5 for the exams for a sufficient end note. The exercise sets count for 30 percent of the end note, and the two exams each for 35 percent. Note the first exam
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4.