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This course offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge on various topics involving algorithms, data structures and graphs. Often these topics are intertwined; e.g., to create efficient algorithms, it may be useful to design data structures or use existing ones. We will cover a range of topics, such as network and path approximation, all-pairs shortest paths, near-planarity, string matching, linear programming, Fibonacci heaps, balanced trees (Splay, WAVL, Suffix), skip lists, fractional cascading, high-dimensional range counting, etc. These are topics that are useful to know, as one prepares for advanced interviews and/or further graduate work. As an elective, this course will aim to let each student focus more on topics that they are interested in. Evaluation will be primarily based on participation and a project.

Prerequisite: Completion of COMP 160, or permission of instructor.
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