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COMP5270: Randomised and Advanced Algorithms

2024 unit information

This unit of study will provide a rigorous introduction to a range of techniques and paradigms central to modern algorithm design, with a focus on randomised algorithms. The unit will emphasise the theoretical underpinnings of these algorithms and their mathematical guarantees, and provide intuition and understanding through a range of practical applications and examples such as probabilistic data structures, hashing, approximation algorithms, and streaming algorithms.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Computer Science

Code COMP5270
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
COMP9123 or COMP2123 or COMP2823
Assumed knowledge:
COMP3027 or equivalent; Discrete Maths and Probability (MATH1064) or equivalent

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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Important enrolment information

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Additional advice

This unit requires departmental permission to ensure foundational knowledge. If the prerequisite unit/s were completed at the University of Sydney, your request will be approved without supporting documentation being required. If you have completed studies at another institution, please include your transcript when submitting your permission request for review by the Faculty.