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DD2441 Seminars on Theoretical Computer Science 6.0 credits

An advanced course in theoretical computer science where the contents will vary between years.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2441 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The syllabus will vary between years. Examples of subjects are:

  • algorithms for approximation
  • data mining
  • cryptography
  • parallel computations
  • probabilistic algorithms.

Intended learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student will be able to:

discuss advanced concepts within the area of the course,

actively attack problems in the area of the course, both through independent work and through finding relevant information elsewhere,

extract and understand the essential content of scientific articles in the area of the course.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Can vary between years, but knowledge corresponding to one of the courses 2D1352/DD1352 Algorithms, Data Structures, and Complexity and 2D1354/DD2354 Algorithms and Complexity will always be needed. The instructor can give more information.


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To be announced at least 4 weeks beofre the course starts at course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Written exercises (OVN1; 6 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD2441

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the instructor.


Jakob Nordström, e-post:

Supplementary information

The course is given at irregular intervals. The course is given in swedish or english depending on the participants skills and wishes.