InstructorDr. Teofilo F. GonzalezOffice: 2119 Harold Frank Hall
Office hours: M: Noon - 1:00 PM and W: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Course Outline TENTATIVE Introduction Approximation Algorithms Types Epsilon (Single Value) Approximations Polynomial Time Approximation Schemes Fully polynomial Time Approximation Schemes Methodologies Restriction Algorithmic Structural Relaxation Value Structure Local Improvement Rounding Problem Transformation NP-completeness and Reducibility Restriction, Local Replacement, Component Design Strong NP-completeness Turing Reductions and NP-hard problems Inapproximability Results (NP-hard Approximation) Amortized Complexity Skew Heaps (might not have time) Fibonacci Heaps (might not have time) Graph Algorithms Maximum Flow Algorithms Fastest Minimum Cost Spanning Tree Algorithms (might not be time) Lower Bounds (very little) Randomized Algorithms (very little) Monte Carlo and Las Vegas (very little)
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[AHU(DS)] Aho A., Hopcroft J. and Ullman J., "Data Structures and Algorithms", Addison-Wesley. (1983). QA 76.9 / D35 / A38
[CLR] Corman, T., Leiserson, C. E., and Rivest, R. L., "Introduction to Algorithms," McGraw Hill, 1990. QA76.6 / .C662 / 1990
[GJ] Garey, M. and Johnson, D., "Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-completeness," W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 1983. QA76.6 / .G35 / 1983 (TEXTBOOK for second part of the course) (only available as used book).
[G] Gonzalez, T.F., (editor), "Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics," Chapman-Hill/CRC Press, 2007, (TEXTBOOK for first part of course) (It is available on-line through the CS Libray for free to all UCSB students).
[G] Gonzalez, T.F., (editor), "Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics," Chapman-Hill/CRC Press, 2nd Edition, May 2018 (to appear).
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[HS] Horowitz, E., Sahni, S. , and Rajasekaran, S., "Computer Algorithms in C++," Computer Science Press, (1997). QA76.73.C153 / H666 / 1997
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[V] Vazirani, V.V., "Approximation algorithms," Springer-Verlag, 2001.