Course Schedule
Lectures

MWF 10:30am  11:50am GHC 4401 —
Umut Acar,
Robert Harper
Monday and Wednesday Main Lectures, Friday Review Lecture
Recitations
Schedule and Course Book
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Week 1
 Aug 29
 Mathematical Preliminaries
· Chapter  Preliminaries
 SPARC  A Strict Functional Language for Parallel Computing
· Chapter  SPARC
 Overview and Introduction
· Chapter  Introduction
 ParenLab out
 Aug 30
 recitation Parentheses Matching
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Aug 31
 Algorithm Design and Analysis
· Chapter  Algorithm Design and Analysis
 Sep 2
 Algorithm Design and Analysis
· Chapter  Genome Sequencing

Week 2
 Sep 5
 Labor Day  No Lecture
 Sep 6
 recitation Solving Recurrences
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Sep 7
 Genome Sequencing
· Chapter  Genome Sequencing
 Sep 9
 Practice of Parallelism
· Parentheses Matching
 ParenLab due
 SkylineLab out

Week 3
 Sep 12
 Sequences I
· Chapter  Sequences
 Sep 13
 recitation Scan
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Sep 14
 Sequences II
· Chapter  Sequences
 Sep 16
 Contraction & DivideandConquer
· Chapter  Contraction
· Chapter  Divide and Conquer
 SkylineLab due
 BignumLab out

Week 4
 Sep 19
 Maximum contiguous subsequence problem
· Chapter  Maximum contiguous subsequence problem
 Sep 20
 recitation Scan Reloaded
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Sep 21
 Probability Theory
· Chapter  Probability Theory
 Sep 23
 BignumLab due
 RandomLab out

Week 5
 Sep 26
 Probability Theory
· Chapter  Probability Theory
 Analysis of Randomized Algorithms
· Chapter  Analysis of Randomized Algorithms
 Sep 27
 recitation Randomization
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Sep 28
 Analysis of Randomized Algorithms
· Chapter  Analysis of Randomized Algorithms
 Sep 30
 Quicksort Analysis Review
· Chapter  Analysis of Randomized Algorithms
 RandomLab due
 FingerLab out

Week 6
 Oct 3
 Binary Search Trees and Treaps I
· Chapter  Binary Search Trees and Treaps
 Oct 4
 recitation Treaps
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Oct 5
 Binary Search Trees and Treaps II
· Chapter  Binary Search Trees and Treaps
 Oct 7
 Exam I
· Practice Exam
· Practice Exam Solutions

Week 7
 Oct 10
 Sets and Tables I
· Chapter  Sets and Tables
 Oct 11
 recitation Generalized BST Combinations (and Exam Debrief)
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Oct 12
 Sets and Tables II
· Chapter  Sets and Tables
 Oct 14
 FingerLab due
 RangeLab out

Week 8
 Oct 17
 Graphs, Graph Search, and BFS
· Chapter  Graphs and their Representation
· Chapter  Graph Search
 Oct 18
 recitation Intervals with Augmented Tables
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Oct 19
 DFS and Applications
· Chapter  Graph Search
 Oct 21
 MidSemester Break  No Lecture
 RangeLab due
 BridgeLab out

Week 9
 Oct 24
 Shortest Paths
· Chapter  Shortest Paths
 Oct 25
 recitation Graph Search
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Oct 26
 Shortest Paths
· Chapter  Shortest Paths
 Oct 28
 BridgeLab (written) due
 ShortLab out

Week 10
 Oct 30
 BridgeLab (programming) due
 Oct 31
 Graph Contraction I
· Chapter  Graph Contraction
 Nov 1
 recitation Shortest Paths
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Nov 2
 Graph Contraction II
· Chapter  Graph Contraction
 Nov 4
 ShortLab due
 SegmentLab out

Week 11
 Nov 7
 Minimum Spanning Trees
· Chapter  Minimum Spanning Trees
 Nov 8
 recitation Graph Contraction and MSTs
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Nov 9
 Dynamic Programming I
· Chapter  Dynamic Programming
 Nov 11
 Exam II
· Practice Exam
· Practice Exam Solutions

Week 12
 Nov 14
 Dynamic Programming II
· Chapter  Dynamic Programming
 SegmentLab due
 DPLab out
 Nov 15
 recitation SSSP with Dynamic Programming
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Nov 16
 Dynamic Programming III (short lecture)
· Chapter  Dynamic Programming

Week 13
 Nov 21
 Hash Tables
· Chapter  Hash Tables
 Nov 22
 recitation No Recitation
 Nov 23
 Thanksgiving Break
 Nov 25
 Thanksgiving Break

Week 14
 Nov 28
 Priority Queues and Leftist Heaps
· Chapter  Priority Queues
 Nov 29
 recitation Priority Queues
· Worksheet
· Notes
 Nov 30
 Parallel Algorithms in Practice, Chapters 1,2,3,4,6,7
· Lecture Notes
 DPLab due
 PASLLab out
 Dec 2
 Fun with Hashing (Optional)

Week 15
 Dec 5
 Parallel Algorithms in Practice, Chapters 8,9
· Lecture Notes
 Dec 6
 recitation Examples in PASL
· Worksheet
· rec15.hpp
· rec15bench.cpp
· Notes
· Code Solutions
 Dec 7
 Parallel Algorithms in Practice, Chapter 10
· Lecture Notes
 Dec 9
 No class today
 PASLLab due

Week 16
 Dec 13
 Final Exam (5:30PM8:30PM)
· Practice Exam
· Practice Exam Solutions