CODE 80306 2024/2025 6 cfu anno 2 INFORMATICA 8759 (L-31) - GENOVA INF/01 Italian GENOVA 2° Semester Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami: Computer Science 8759 (coorte 2023/2024) ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES 80298 2023 AULAWEB

## OVERVIEW

The aim of the course is to learn classical data structures and algorithms, and to analyze their correctness and efficiency. Base notions on complexity and elementary data structures are assumed as prerequisites.

Since the course is given in italian, please have a look at the italian version of this page for further information.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

### LEARNING OUTCOMES

To learn classical data structures and algorithms, and to be able to analyze their correctness and efficiency. Base notions on complexity and elementary data structures are assumed as prerequisites. Topics include design and analisys techniques, sorting algorithms, advanced data structures, graph algorithms, NP-completeness.

### SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Design and analysis techniques, asymptotic notations, correctness and complexity of recursive and iterative algorithms, divide-et-impera, dynamic programming, greedy algoritms.

Sorting: simple sorts, mergesort, quicksort, heapsort, lower bound for comparison-based sorting algorithms, linear sorts.

Advanced data structures: heaps, union-find structures.

Graphs: definitions, representations, visits, topological sorting, strongly-connected components, single-source shortest paths (Dijkstra algorithm), minimum spanning tree (Prim and Kruskal algorithms).

Theory of NP-completeness: complexity classes, NP-complete problems, approximation algorithms

Lecture notes.

Introduction to algorithms and data structures. Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Stein. McGraw Hill.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

### Exam Board

ELENA ZUCCA SCHILLANI (President)

PAOLA MAGILLO

ALESSANDRO VERRI (President Substitute)

## LESSONS

### Class schedule

ALGORITHM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

## EXAMS

### EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral exam.

### ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written exam checks the ability of the student to apply in practice learned notions.

The oral exam checks the understanding of concepts and the ability to appropriately illustrate learned notions.