CS 581 Algorithms

Spring Semester, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:50 to 4:05pm
Fully Online


Michael A. Langston

Teaching Assistant

Brett Hagan


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.


25% Exam I, to be held on February 23, 2021
25% Exam II, to be held on March 30, 2021
25% Homework
25% Project