ICS 311 Spring 2018 Index
This is an index of web pages for ICS 311 Algorithms, taught in Spring 2018 by
Nodari Sitchinava.
Generally the course is run within Laulima. Notes and other
material are posted on this site,
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nodari/teaching/s18/, and on YouTube. However, course participants
will need to log into Laulima regularly to watch screencasts and
to use other facilities such as discussions and the mail tool as needed. Classes are in Webster 101 and POST 319.
Contents
 Schedule: A weekly listing of events (includes lecture notes,
problem sets, projects, and exams).
 Syllabus: Overview of course and plan.
 Topics: Summary of weekly topics.
 Problem Sets: List of active and planned problem sets.
 Exams: Planned exam dates
This is not a complete schedule: see the Schedule for that. CLRS is the Cormen Leiserson Rivest and Stein textbook. Topic numbers are not in sequence due to changes to the curriculum since 2014.
 Week 1
 01/08  #1 & #4  Introduction to Course, Review of Basic Data Structures:
CLRS Chapters 1 & 10;
Topic 01 Notes;
Topic 04 Notes
 01/09  Recitation: Review of proof techniques.
 01/10  #2  Proving Correctness; Analyzing Algorithms:
CLRS Chapters 2.12.2 ;
Topic 02 Notes;
 Week 2
 01/15  HOLIDAY
 01/16  Recitation: Problem Set #1 due. Drop date (without W)
 01/17  #3  Growth of Functions and Asymptotic Concepts:
CLRS Chapter 3; Topic 03 Notes
 Week 3
 01/22  #7  Divide & Conquer; Analysis of Recurrences:
CLRS Chapter 2.3, 4 (4.1 & 4.34.5); Topic 07 Notes
 01/23  Recitation: Problem Set #2 due.
 01/24  #8  Binary Search Trees: CLRS Sections 12.112.3 (skim 12.4);
Topic 08 Notes
 Week 4
 01/29  #11  Balanced Trees (234 and RedBlack):
Sedgewick Chapter 15 & CLRS Chapter 13;
Topic 11 Notes
 01/30  Recitation: Problem Set #3 due.
 01/31  #9  Heaps, Heapsort and Priority Queues: CLRS Chapter 6 (all);
Topic 09 Notes
 Week 5
 Week 6
 Week 7
 Week 8
 02/26  Midterm 1
 02/27  Recitation: Midterm 1 review.
 02/28  Recursive algorithms review:
Chapter 1 of Jeff Erickson's lecture notes
 Week 9
 03/05  #12a  Dynamic Programming:
CLRS Chapters 15.115.3
and Chapter 5 of Jeff Erickson's lecture notes (through Section 5.4);
Topic 12A Notes
 03/06  Recitation: Problem Set #7 due.
 03/07  #12b  Dynamic Programming (cont.):
CLRS Chapter 15.415.5;
additional examples in the rest of Chapter 5 of Jeff Erickson's lecture notes (sections 5.55.9);
Topic 12B Notes
 03/09  Drop date (with W)
 Week 10
 03/12  #13  Greedy Algorithms & Huffman Codes:
CLRS Sections 16.116.3;
Topic 13 Notes
 03/13  Recitation: Problem Set #8 due.
 03/14  #14a  Graph Representations, BFS, DFS:
CLRS Chapter 22.122.3; Chapter 18 of Jeff Erickson's lecture notes; Goodrich & Tamassia excerpt on Representations;
Topic 14a Notes
 Week 11
 03/19  #14b  Topological Sort, Strongly Connected Components:
CLRS Chapter 22.422.5;
Topic 14B Notes
 03/20  Recitation: Problem Set #9 due.
 03/21  #16 & #17  Disjoint Sets, UnionFind, Minimum Spanning Trees:
CLRS Sections 21.121.3 & Chapter 23;
Topic 16 Notes (leave out the linked representation);
Topic 17 Notes

SPRING RECESS: 03/26 — 03/30
 Week 12
 Week 13
 04/09  Dynamic Programming revisited Problem Set #11 due.
 04/10  Recitation: Midterm preview.
 04/11  Midterm 2
 Week 14
 04/16  #20  Maximum Flow:
CLRS Sections 26.126.3;
Topic 20 Notes
 04/17  Recitation: Midterm 2 review.
 04/18  #20  Maximum Flow (continued):
CLRS Sections 26.126.3;
Topic 20 Notes
 Week 15
 Week 16
 04/30  #22  Multithreading CLRS Chapter 27 (emphasis on sections 27.1 and 27.3); Topic 22 Notes
 05/01  Recitation: Problem Set #13 due.
 05/02  Special Topic (TBD) and/or Course Review
The problems sets will be released here and in Laulima when ready. They are due in person at the start of the class on the corresponding day. No late submissions will be accepted.
 02/26: Midterm 1  Topics 110a, 11 in Webster 101
 04/11: Midterm 2  Topics 10b, 1214, 1619, in Webster 101
 Final Exam: Cumulative on all topics (114, 1620, 22, 24, & 25) in Webster 101
 Section 1 (MW 2:153:30): Monday 2:154:15pm
 Section 2 (MW 4:305:45): Monday 4:306:30pm
Nodari Sitchinava (based on material by Dan Suthers)