Fall 2016
Course Description

This course presents an introduction to the techniques for designing efficient computer algorithms and analyzing their running times. General topics include asymptotics, solving summations and recurrences, algorithm design techniques, analysis of data structures, and introduction to NP-completeness.
Course Information


  • Clyde Kruskal (kruskal@cs.umd.edu), Office 3215 AV Williams


  • We will be using piazza for announcements and discussions. Please register yourself on Piazza. You can ask private questions (only instructor and TAs can see) or ask/reply anonymously. However DO NOT post your answer and ask if it is correct. If in doubt, ask private question or come during office hours.


  • Cormen, Thomas H.; Leiserson, Charles E.; Rivest, Ronald L.; Stein, Clifford (2009). Introduction to Algorithms (3rd ed.). MIT Press (Any edition is fine)
  • Parberry and Gasarch. Problems on Algorithms (free with small suggested donation) 

Teaching Assistants

  • Hanuma Teja Maddali (hmaddali@umd.edu)
  • Hong Hao Fu (h7fu@umd.edu)
  • Jerry Tan (jerrybtw@terpmail.umd.edu)
  • Melika Abolhassani (melika.abolhasani@gmail.com)
  • Phong Dinh (pdinh@umd.edu)
  • Sheng Yang (yangsheng6810@gmail.com)

Midterm Exam

Final Exam


Office Hours

    By person

    • Clyde Kruskal: Monday, Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm
    • Hanuma Teja Maddali: Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm
    • Hong Hao Fu: Tuesday, Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm
    • Phong Dinh: Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Jerry Tan: Tuesday, Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Sheng Yang: Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm
    • Melika Abolhassani: Friday 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Jeffrey Falgout: Thursday, Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm
    • Ruizhe Li: Monday, Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
    • Jamie Matthews: Monday 1:45pm-2:45pm, Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm

    By day

    • Monday: 1:45pm-2:45pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, 5:30-7:30pm
    • Wednesday: 2:30pm-4:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Thursday: 10:30am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, 5:30-7:30pm
    • Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm

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