Welcome to the Fall 2018 offering of CSE 247 / 502N: Data Structures and Algorithms!
The course's Piazza board is the central hub of all communication: announcements from the instructor and TAs, Q&A about assignments, etc. Please direct all questions and communication through Piazza or the "common requests" page below; the instructor and TAs may be unable to respond to e-mails sent outside of these mechanisms.
Study of fundamental algorithms, data structures, and their effective use in a variety of applications. Emphasizes importance of data structure choice and implementation for obtaining the most efficient algorithm for solving a given problem. A key component of this course is worst-case asymptotic analysis, which provides a quick and simple method for determining the scalability and effectiveness of an algorithm. Two evening exams at which attendance is required will be on Mondays, October 1st and November 5th from 6:30-8:30 PM. (Accommodations will be made for those with a religious or medical need to reschedule.) Prerequisite: CSE 131.
Many students are interested in more detail on course prerequisites than can be explained in the course description. Take a look at the CSE 247 prereqs page for a good overview of what you should know going into this course and how to get up to speed if necessary.
CSE247R is a separate, 1-credit course that 247 students may sign up for. It is administered by TAs Puneet Sachdeva and Daniel Pefley. Please direct questions about 247R and requests regarding excused absences to them via the 247R Piazza board.