|Thursday 14:15 - 17:45||LBH / E.08||Kratsch|
The first meeting will be on Thursday, 20th October, 2016, at 14:15.
We will likely adopt a schedule of bi-weekly meetings that will likely not require a double slot. If appropriate, we can move to a different room and/or time. Nevertheless, the announced times are reserved for this lab and can be fully used.
The goal of this lab is to understand, implement, and test algorithms from parameterized complexity, interpreted widely to include related topics from efficient algorithms and exact exponential-time algorithms. There are no prerequisites beyond Bachelor-level foundational algorithms lectures and programming skills.
There is no fixed topic yet, but there is a list of suggestions from which a pick will be made in the first meeting. You are very welcome to suggest ideas beforehand (by email) or in the initial meeting. In summer 2016, a team of four students participated in a programming challenge, and this could in principle be repeated (but the contest topics are not announced yet).
Students will be encouraged to work in teams of two, and pursuing different topics is possible.