Fundamental Algorithms (CSE) (IN2157)



  • Module IN2157
  • Lectures: Tuesday 10-12,  02.07.023, Seminarraum (Inf. 2/5) (5607.02.023) (starting on 24 Oct).
  • Tutorials: Friday 16-18, online. Please register explicitly for the Tutorials for Fundamental Algorithms (CSE) (IN2157), if you would like to attend the tutorials.
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  • Language: English


  • Fundamentals: Models of Computation, Complexity Measures
  • Sorting: Bubble-Sort, Merge-Sort, Quick-Sort, Median-Algorithms, Lower Bounds, etc.: sorting in parallel
  • Searching: Hashing, Search Trees, etc.
  • Arithmetic Problems: parallel prefix computation, parallel matrix and vector operations
  • Foundations of parallel algorithms and simple models of parallel computation
  • Algorithms on (weighted) graphs: traversals, shortest paths, etc.

Literature: Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Stein: Introduction to Algorithms. MIT Press.
For parallel algorithms, see Berman, Paul: Algorithms: Sequential, Parallel, and Distributed, or JaJa: Introduction to Parallel Algorithms