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COT5407-Class01 - COT 5407 1 COT 5407 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: 10/06/09 COT 5407 1 COT 5407: Introduction to Algorithms Tao Li ECS 318; Phone: x6036 [email protected] http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~taoli/class/COT5407-F09/index.html 8/28/07 COT 5407 2 Why should I care about Algorithms ? Cartoon from Intractability by Garey and Johnson 8/28/07 COT 5407 3 More questions you should ask • Who should know about Algorithms ? • Is there a future in this field? • Would I ever need it if I want to be a software engineer or work with databases? 8/28/07 COT 5407 4 Why are theoretical results useful? Cartoon from Intractability by Garey and Johnson 8/28/07 COT 5407 5 Why are theoretical results useful? Cartoon from Intractability by Garey and Johnson 10/06/09 COT 5407 6 Self-Introduction • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rochester, 2004 – Research Interests: data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, bioinformatics and more ? • Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at Florida International University • Industry Experience: – Summer internships at Xerox Research (summer 2001, 2002) and IBM Research (Summer 2003, 2004) 10/06/09 COT 5407 7 Student Self-Introduction • Name – I will try to remember your names. But if you have a Long name, please let me know how should I call you • Major and Academic status • Programming Skills – Java, C/C++, VB, Matlab, Scripts etc. • Research Interest • Anything you want us to know 10/06/09 COT 5407 8 What this course is about • Introduction to Algorithms • Analysis of Algorithms • How does one design programs and ascertain their efficiency? • Divide-and-conquer techniques, string processing, graph algorithms, mathematical algorithms. Advanced data structures such as balanced tree schemes. 10/06/09 COT 5407 9 Course Logistics • Meeting Time and Location: Tuesday and Thursday...
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