General Announcements


Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi M/W 3:30 - 4:45 CSI 3117 TA: Vahid Liaghat

Important Dates:

First Lecture: Jan 26
MidTerm 1: Mar 2
MidTerm 2: Apr 13
Final: May 14, 4:00-6:00pm, 1202 Martin Hall


We take the Code of Academic Integrity and the University of Maryland Student Honor Pledge (``I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination'') very seriously. For details, see Code and Pledge. Our policy is that ``authorized'' assistance includes talking together about assignments and approaches to them, but *not* writing up with assistance or collaboration on---or with access to another's---actual final materials to hand in.


The official mandatory text for this course is:

Intoduction to Algorithms - A Creative Approach, by Udi Manber.


There will be two midterms exams and a final exam. If you miss a midterm exam, it will be DROPPED from your grade. THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP EXAMS!!!


Homework assignments will be found on the web. Homeworks are due AT THE START OF CLASS on the day indicated, and LATE OR MAKEUP HOMEWORKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! Graded homeworks will be available for pickup at TA office hours.


HW 20%. Each HW may have up to 1% bonus points. The exam grades will be calculated as the max of (a) both midterms count (for 25% each) together with the final for 30%, or (b) only the higher midterm grade counts (for 30%) together with the final exam grade for 50%.
There will be three optinal programming projects worth total of 5% bonus points. It will be given after the second midterm and can be implemeneted in C/C++ or Java.