CSE 6140: Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) Algorithms

Georgia Tech, Fall 2007

Tuesday/Thursday 3:05 PM - 4:25 PM, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 2443

Instructor: Dr. David A. Bader

Office: KACB 1332
Office Hours: Tu/Th 2pm-3pm, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistant: Satvir Bhatia, sbhatia6@gatech.edu
TA Office Hours: Tu/Th 11am-12pm, CoC Commons Area


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Course Description:

This course will introduce students to designing high-performance and scalable algorithms for computational science & engineering applications. The course focuses on algorithm design, complexity analysis, experimentation, and optimization, for important science and engineering applications. Students will develop knowledge and skills concerning: Students (from the Sciences, Engineering, and Computing) interested in algorithmic applications in science and engineering are encouraged to take this course.

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Additional Readings:

  1. Guy Blelloch, Algorithms in the Real World, Lecture Notes
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  3. Sandeep Sen, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Neeraj Dumir, Towards a theory of cache-efficient algorithms, Journal of the ACM, 49(6):828-858, 2002.
  4. A. LaMarca and R.E. Ladner, The Influence of Caches on the Performance of Heaps, Journal of Experimental Algorithmics, Vol 1, 1996.
  5. A. LaMarca and R.E. Ladner, The Influence of Caches on the Performance of Sorting, Journal of Algorithms, 31:66-104, 1999.
  6. R.E. Ladner, J.D. Fix, and A. LaMarca, Cache Performance Analysis of Traversals and Random Accesses, Tenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 1999.
  7. John W. Romein, Jaap Heringa, Henri E. Bal, A Million-Fold Speed Improvement in Genomic Repeats Detection, Supercomputing 2003.
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  11. Stephen Alstrup, Michael A. Bender, Erik D. Demaine, Martin Farach-Colton, J. Ian Munro, Theis Rauhe, Mikkel Thorup, Efficient Tree Layout in a Multilevel Memory Hierarchy, Extended version of ESA 2002 paper, November 2002.
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  16. M. Snir and D.A. Bader, A Framework for Measuring Supercomputer Productivity, The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 2004.
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  21. The Buffer Tree: A Technique for Designing Batched External Data Structures, Lars Arge, Algorithmica, 37(1):1-24, 2003.
  22. Reach for A*, Efficient Point-to-Point Shortest Path Algorithms, A.V. Goldberg, H. Kaplan, and R.F. Werneck, 2006.
  23. A fast and high quality multilevel scheme for partitioning irregular graphs, George Karypis and Vipin Kumar, International Conference on Parallel Processing, pp. 113-122, 1995.
  24. Analysis of Multilevel Graph Partitioning. George Karypis and Vipin Kumar. Supercomputing, 1995.