CS 261, Fall 2011: Data Structures

This course meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 - 10:50 in MSTB 118. I will also have office hours Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 in my office, Bren 4214. Coursework will consist of weekly homeworks, one midterm and a comprehensive final exam. Grading will be based 20% on homework, 35% for the midterm, and 45% for the final. The reader assigned to the course is Leila Jalali .

There is no required textbook; however, much of the course material will be drawn from the Wikipedia articles collected together in the Wikipedia "book" Fundamental Data Structures. Additionally, suggested internet readings for the topics covered here will be linked from the schedule of topics.

This course may be used as part of the comprehensive exam in the computer science masters program. To pass the comprehensive exam, students must score at least 66% of the possible points on the final examination for the course. Students who wish to take the comprehensive exam but are not enrolled in the course should contact me by email before the end of week 8 of the quarter to reserve a place in the exam.

See also: the Winter 2011 syllabus including sample homeworks and exams with their solutions, and additional information linked from that page.

David Eppstein, ICS, UC Irvine.