This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g. heapsort, mergesort and quicksort), graphs and graph algorithms (e.g. for searching, topological sorting, critical path analysis, shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, network flow), pattern finding (for substrings and regular expressions), algorithmic problem solving and algorithm design techniques (e.g. greed, divide and conquer, dynamic programming, backtracking).
|Unit name||Data Structures and Algorithms|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Robert Ollington|
|Available as an elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- transform a real-world problem into a simple abstract form that is suitable for efficient computation
- implement common data structures and algorithms using a common programming language
- analyse the theoretical and practical run time and space complexity of computer code in order to select algorithms for specific tasks
- apply common algorithm design strategies to develop new algorithms when there are no pre-existing solutions
- create diagrams to reason and communicate about data structures and algorithms
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Lectures: ~2 hr/wk online
|Assessment||Quizzes (x10) (10%)|Lab Work Test (5%)|Examination (60%)|Assignment - Data Storage Application (10%)|Assignment - Network-based Computing Problem (15%)|
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