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Swayam Central

Randomized Algorithms

By Prof. Benny George K   |   IIT Guwahati
Algorithms are required to be “correct” and “fast”. In a wide variety of applications, these twin objectives are in conflict with each other. Fortunately,neither of these ideals are sacrosanct. Therefore we can often try to optimize one of these goals by incurring a small penalty on the other. This takes us to the field of Randomized Algorithms. Often, the randomized variants, in addition to being faster than their deterministic counterpart, are simpler to understand and implement. In this course, we will study this tradeoff between correctness and speed. We will be learning a number of methods to design and analyze randomized algorithms.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : Senior UG students, PG students and Ph.D candidates interested in computer science, combinatorics, etc.
PRE-REQUISITES   : Basic Understanding of Algorithms and Probabilityl
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Google, Microsoft

Learners enrolled: 443

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1   :  Introduction to Randomized Algorithms
    Week 2   :  Probability Review
    Week 3   :  Moments and Deviation
    Week 4   :  The Probabilistic Method
    Week 5  :  Markov Chains - I
    Week 6   :  Markov Chain - II
    Week 7   :  Number Theoretic Algorithms
    Week 8   :  Graph Algorithms
    Week 9   :  Approximate Counting
    Week 10  :  Data Structures
    Week 11  :  Computational Complexity
    Week 12  :  Review of the course

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Rajeev Motwani and Prabhakar Raghavan,Randomized Algorithms
    2. Michael Mitzenmacher and Eli Upfal Probability and Computing.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Benny George K

    IIT Guwahati
    Dr Benny George K is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Guwahati. He is interested in theoretical aspects of computer science.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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