Spring Term, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:10 to 3:25pm
Room 405, Min Kao Engineering Building


Michael A. Langston

Teaching Assistant

Rachel Offutt


Introduction to Algorithms, Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein, The MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-03384-8


CS 581 is a core graduate course in Computer Science. It is primarily devoted to the fundamentals of algorithm design and analysis. Topics are diverse. Asymptotics, relative efficiencies and implementation strategies are prime concerns.

CS 581 provides three hours graduate credit. The prerequisite is CS 302 or its equivalent.


30% Exam I, to be held on February 11, 2020
30% Exam II, to be held on March 24, 2020
20% Homework
20% Project