|Office hours (in AVW 4101/4103)|
|Aditya Acharyafirstname.lastname@example.org||Tuesday 11:00 am–1:00 pm|
|Katherine Chaseemail@example.com||Monday 3:00–4:00 pm|
|Vincent Hsiaofirstname.lastname@example.org||Tuesday 1:00–2:00 pm, Thursday 1:00–2:00 pm|
|Aounon Kumaremail@example.com||Monday 4:00–5:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00–4:00 pm|
|Pattara Sukprasertfirstname.lastname@example.org||Monday 11:00 am–noon, Monday 2:00–3:00 pm|
Primary: Jon Kleinberg and Éva Tardos, Algorithm Design, Pearson (2006).
Supplemental: Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald Rivest, and Clifford Stein, Introduction to Algorithms, MIT Press (1990).
|Assignments||30% (lowest assignment grade will be dropped)|
|Midterm exam||30% (two exams, 15% each)|
There will be approximately five homework assignments during the course. Assignments will be made available on Piazza and should be submitted to Gradescope. Please ensure that you can log in to Gradescope using your UMD email address and check that you are able to upload solutions by making a test submission well in advance of the first assignment deadline. You should submit completed assignments in PDF format, either as a typeset document or a clear scan of handwritten solutions, by the start of class on the due date. The system will not accept submissions after the deadline, and since solutions will be posted on the course website promptly, late assignments will not be accepted. However, the lowest assignment grade will be dropped.
Your answers to the assignment problems should be written neatly and concisely, and you should always aim to present the simplest possible solution. Your assignment grades will be based on both correctness and clarity. Graded assignments will be available on Gradescope, and grades will also be recorded there.
You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your peers, with the TA, and with the course instructor. However, your solutions should be based on your own understanding and should be written independently. For each assignment, you must either include a list of students in the class with whom you discussed the problems, or else state that you did not discuss the assignment with your classmates.
You should be familiar with the University of Maryland course policies.
As mentioned above, extensions to assignment due dates will not be granted for any reason, so that all students can have timely access to solutions. In circumstances that justify an excused absence, appropriate accommodations will be made, in accordance with the course-related policies described at the above link.
Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable academic accommodations due to a disability is asked to provide, to the instructor during office hours, a letter of accommodation from the Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) office within the first two weeks of the semester.
If you plan to observe any holidays during the semester that are not listed on the university calendar, please provide a list of these dates by the end of the first two weeks of the semester.