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Slide 2 Lets do some introductions Slide 3 TAs first Jun Jerry Chu jchu6 at buffalo Office hours: TBA Bethany Griswold bethanyg at buffalo Office hours: TBA OHs start next week Slide 4 About Me Atri Rudra atri at buffalo Office: 319 Davis Office hours: Mon, Wed 2:00-2:50pm OH starts on Wed Slide 5 Slide 6 Introduction Format Name Anything else you might want to add Slide 7 Handouts for today Syllabus (online) Feedback form (coming soon online) Homework 0 (online) Homework Policy document (online) Slide 8 Read the syllabus CAREFULLY! Ill need confirmation in writing. No graded material will be handed back till I get this signed form from you! Slide 9 Pre-requisites Required (officially) CSE 250, CSE 191 and MTH 142 At least a C- Required (for practical purposes) Comfort with proofs Willingness to work hard! Slide 10 Academic Dishonesty All your submissions must be your own work Penalty: Minimum: An F grade Possible: F due to academic dishonesty on your transcript YOUR responsibility to know what is cheating, plagarism etc. If not sure, come talk to me Excuses like I have a job, This was OK earlier/in my country, etc. WONT WORK Slide 11 Disabilities Information included in the syllabus In short, let me know and consult with Office of Disability Services Slide 12 TBA Office hours YOU decide! (Choose options on the feedback form: coming soon) Slide 13 Recitations Will start from Tuesday, Aug 27 Slide 14 Exams Mid term (two parts) Wed, Oct 16 and Fri, Oct 18, 2013. Usual place and time. Final exam Fri, Dec 13, 2013. Knox 109, noon-2:30pm Slide 15 One stop shop for the course Slide 16 Syllabus and Resoures Slide 17 Class Calendar Slide 18 This course: how to solve problems! Slide 19 Why should I care ? Slide 20 If a picture is worth 1K words Slide 21 Yes, Im promising you World Domination Slide 22 If world domination is not for you Slide 23 From someone who got a Google job You can let your algorithms class know that the phone interviews are essentially like a difficult algorithms test. Lots of data structures, specifying the algorithm, analyzing the run time and space requirements... And all on the phone and you're supposed to talk through your thought process. Slide 24 Why care about algorithms? Driving directions Slide 25 Why care about algorithms? Computing Bestsellers on the fly Slide 26 Why care about algorithms? Booking cheapest air tickets Slide 27 Why care about algorithms? Google searches Slide 28 Why care about algorithms? Data compression Slide 29 Why care about algorithms? Error correction / Slide 30 (And I could) go on Slide 31 Find out for yourself Mini project: Report+ presentation on one algorithm. Groups of size = 6 Slide 32 Read Chazelles article Slide 33 Resources Slide 34 Questions/Comments? Slide 35 Now about the course ITLL BE Slide 36 Well do loads of s Writing down your thought process formally and precisely! Slide 37 The language of proofs Brad Pitt had a beard Every goat has a beard Hence, Brad Pitt is a goat. Slide 38 HW 0 and Resources Slide 39 A common complaint Your examples in class look nothing like HW questions. Slide 40 True because. Slide 41 False because HWs and exams will test your understanding of the material Slide 42 To get an A in the class Have to get at least 90.0000000000000000000000% Rest graded on the curve

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