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(Latest Revision  2018/05/05)
[2018/05/05: schedule changes for Warrior Day]
[2018/04/10: moved back Quiz #2]
[2018/01/25: initial work]
WORK SCHEDULE FOR CS 4440  Spring 2018
WEEK #1: ThF, Jan 25  Jan 26
🌷 First day of university classes is
Friday, January 26.
We meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Class meets in room P101 from 15:00 to 15:50
(3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.).
 Administrative Tasks for The First Few Days of Class:
 Roll check
 Prerequisite checks, drops, adds
 Day Two or Three: Handout of computer account info
(login name & password) to class members who need them.
 All students should have an account on the Computer Science
Department Laboratory Network. Let me know immediately if
you don't have one, or if you need a new password on your
existing account.
 Figure on having to cover an average of close to 19 pages per
week in our text book: "KleinbergTardos".
 Reading Assignment:
 Read the course description & this schedule
(important!!)
 KleinbergTardos: chapter 1, plus chapter 1
solved exercises
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 The Stable Matching Problem & The GaleShapley Algorithm
 Five Representative Problems
WEEK #2: Jan 29  Feb 02
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 4.14.2
 Follow up on Class Administrative Tasks
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 The Stable Matching Problem & The GaleShapley Algorithm
 Five Representative Problems
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WEEK #3: Feb 05  Feb 09
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 4.44.6
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 Greedy Algorithm: Interval Scheduling
 Greedy Algorithm: Scheduling All Intervals
 Greedy Algorithm: Scheduling to Minimize Lateness
WEEK #4: Feb 12  Feb 16
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: ch 4 solved exercises, sections 5.15.2
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 Dijkstra's (greedy) algorithm for singlesource,
all nodes, shortest paths.
 Kruskal's (greedy) for finding a minimum cost spanning tree
 Tuesday, February 13 (Mardi Gras): ⚜
WEEK #5: Feb 19  Feb 23
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 5.35.4, ch 5 solved exercises
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 Prim's (greedy) for finding a minimum cost spanning tree
 UnionFind data structure for implementing Kruskal's algorithm
 Divide and Conquer  Merge Sort
WEEK #6: Feb 26  Mar 02
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 6.16.4
 Problem Session for QUIZ #1:
Wednesday, February 28 on:
🌷 QUIZ #1:
Friday, March 02 on:
 Material on Chapters 1 and 4
 specifically sections 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4

Bring with you a #2 pencil, an eraser, and
a Scantron 882E form (the LONG form).
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #7: Mar 05  Mar 09
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 6.66.8
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #8: Mar 12  Mar 16
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: ch 6 solved exercises,
section 7.1
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 March 17:
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WEEK #9: Mar 19  Mar 23
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 7.27.3
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 March 20:
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WEEK #10: MTh, Mar 26  Mar 29
 No Classes Friday, March 30 (Cesar Chavez Holiday)
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 7.5, 7.77.8
 Possible Lecture Topics:
 Shortest Paths in a Graph (BellmanFord Algorithm)
 Homework Problems
 Network Flow
SPRING BREAK: Mar 31  Apr 08
WEEK #11: Apr 09  Apr 13
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 7.9, ch 7 solved exercises
 Problem Session for QUIZ #2:
Wednesday, April 11
Friday, April 13
on:
 Sections in chapters 4  6
🌷 QUIZ #2:
Friday, April 13 on:
 Material in sections 4.54.6, 5.15.4, and 6.16.4.

Bring with you a #2 pencil, an eraser, and
a Scantron 882E form (the LONG form).
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #12: Apr 16  Apr 20
🌷 QUIZ #2:
Monday, April 16 on:
 Material in sections 4.54.6, 5.15.4, and 6.16.4.

Bring with you a #2 pencil, an eraser, and
a Scantron 882E form (the LONG form).
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 8.18.3
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #13: Apr 23  Apr 27
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 8.48.5
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #14: Apr 30  May 04
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: finish 8.18.5, ch 8 solved exercises
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #15: May 07  May 11
 Reading Assignment:
 KleinbergTardos: sections 8.88.10, ch 8 solved exercises,
section 9.1
 Problem Session for QUIZ #3:
Wednesday, May 09 on:
 Sections in chapters 6  7
 Friday, May 11 is Warrior Day. No class on this day
 Possible Lecture Topics:
WEEK #16: MW, May 14  May 16
🌷 Wednesday May 16 is the last day
of class for the university.
🌷 QUIZ #3:
Monday, May 14 on:
 Material in sections
 6.3 (Segmented Least Squares),
 6.4 (Subset Sums & Knapsacks),
 6.6 (Sequence Alignment),
 7.1 (The Max Flow Problem & The FordFulkerson Algorithm),
 7.2 (Max Flows & Min Cuts),
 7.3 (Choosing Good Augmenting Paths), and
 7.5 (The Bipartite Matching Problem)
 Possibly other material (TBA)

Bring with you a #2 pencil, an eraser, and
a Scantron 882E form (the LONG form).
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.
 Reading Assignment:
 Possible Lecture Topics:
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FINAL EXAM:
The CS 4440 Theory of Algorithms final exam is scheduled for
Monday, May 21, 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00 (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
The exam is currently scheduled to be in the regular classroom: P101.
Bring a #2 pencil and
a Scantron 882E form (the LONG form this time).
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.