LEC #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1 
Course Introduction Fibonacci Heaps 

2 
MST Persistent Data Structures 

3  Splay Trees  
4 
Splay Trees (cont.) Suffix Trees Tries 
Problem set 1 due 
5 
Suffix Trees (cont.) Tries (cont.) Dial’s Algorithm 

6 
Dijkstra’s Algorithm Van Emde Boas Queues 
Problem set 2 due 
7 
Van Emde Boas Queues (cont.) Hashing 

8 
2Level Hashing Network Flows 

9  Network Flows: Augmenting Paths, Maximum Augmenting Paths, Scaling  Problem set 3 due 
10 
Reductions between Flow Problems Bipartite Matching Shortest Augmenting Path Blocking Flows 

11  Blocking Flows (cont.)  
Recitation Topics: Dynamic Trees, PushRelabel MaxFlow Algorithm  
12  MinCost Flows  Problem set 4 due 
13 
MinCost Flows (cont.) Linear Programming 
Problem set 5 due 
14 
Linear Programming (cont.) Structure of Optima Weak Duality 

15 
Linear Programming (cont.) Strong Duality 

Recitation Topic: Simplex  Problem set 6 due  
16 
Linear Programming (cont.) Complementary Slackness Algorithms: Simplex, Ellipsoid 

17 
Linear Programming (cont.) Algorithms: Interior Point NPhard problems 
Problem set 7 due two days after Lec #17 
18  Approximation Algorithms  
19  4/3Approximation for TSP  
20 
Relaxations Directed TSP 
Problem set 8 due 
21 
Randomized Rounding Chernoff Bound Fixed Parameter Tractability Kernelization 

22  Online Algorithms (Ski Rental, Load Balancing, Paging)  Problem set 9 due 
23  Randomized Online Algorithms (Adversaries, Fiat’s Marking Algorithm, Potential Functions, Yao’s Minimax Principle)  
24 
KServer Problem DoubleCoverage Algorithm Computational Geometry Introduction (Orthogonal Range Search) 
Problem set 10 due 
25  Sweep Algorithms (Convex Hull, Segment Intersection, Voronoi Diagrams)  
26 
Sweep Algorithms (Voronoi Diagrams) Randomized Incremental Constructions Backwards Analysis Linear Programming in Fixed Dimension 
Problem set 11 due two days after Lec #26 
27  (Optional Material) External Memory Algorithms  Problem set 12, problem 1 due 
28  (Optional Material) Cache Oblivious Algorithms: Matrix Multiplication, Linked Lists, Median  
29 
(Optional Material) Cache Oblivious Algorithms: Search Streaming Model 
Rest of problem set 12 due three days after Lec #29 
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Fall
2005
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