Design of Algorithms
Subject COMP20007 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours, comprising of two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour workshop per week |
Total Time Commitment:
25 points of university-level Mathematics
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
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433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures
433 298 Algorithms and Data Structures
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Programmers can choose between several representations of data. These will have different strengths and weaknesses, and each will require its own set of algorithms. This subject will cover some of the most frequently used data structures and their associated algorithms. The emphasis will be on justification of algorithm correctness, on analysis of algorithm performance, and on choosing the right data structure for the problem at hand.
Sample projects are: approximate string matching for a translation memory, involving sorting and comparison of dynamic programming, branch-and-bound search and brute-force search using a variety of data structures (e.g. arrays, hash tables, tries); speech synthesis based on a pronouncing dictionary and pre-prepared grapheme-phoneme alignment data, based on parsing of the alignment data, hashing of variable length n-grams, and a variety of models for predicting the phoneme(s) associated with a given phoneme sequence (e.g. a simple unigram baseline or a hidden Markov model).
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain at least:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 - 4 are addressed through the projects and in workshops. ILOs 1 - 3 are assessed in the mid-semester test and the final exam.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops (combination of tutorial and individual/group work in a computer lab). The subject consolidates the introductory C programming exposure students will have attained through COMP10002 Foundations of Algorithms or COMP20006 Programming the Machine.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students have access to lecture notes, lecture slides and tutorial worksheets. The subject LMS site also contains links to recommended resources relating to programming and algorithmics, and advanced problems for students who want to extend themselves.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The subject provides students with intermediate-level, multi-module programming experience in C, and hands-on practicum with algorithmic analysis and development. It is highly relevant to any career involving “big data”, and covers the staple of technical interviews by companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon. There is every expectation that the subject will incorporate guest lecture(s) from leading figures in algorithmics.
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Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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