DD2442 Seminars on Theoretical Computer Science 7.5 credits
This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2022
Decision to discontinue this course:
The course will be discontinued at the expiration of autumn semester 2022 in accordance with Head of School decision: J-2021-0634.
Decision date: 15/04/2021
The course was given the last time in the autumn semester 2020. The final examination opportunity in the course will be given during the autumn semester 2022.
This is an advanced course in theoretical computer science with varying content which is given every second year (alternating with DD2445 Complexity Theory).
The general idea is to cover some area of active research in theoretical computer science. Lectures are often based on research or survey papers in that area, and/or on lecture notes from other advanced courses, since the material might be so recent that there are no good textbooks yet.
Content and learning outcomes
The contents of the course may vary from one year to another. Example on topics is approximation algorithms, data mining, cryptography, parallel computations and probabilistic algorithms.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, a student should be able to: discuss advanced concepts within the field of the course, attack problems within the area of the course actively, both through own work and through search of relevant information, profit by the essential contents of scientific articles within the area of the course.
Literature and preparations
May vary from one year to another, but knowledge equivalent to one of the courses DD1352 Algorithms, data structures and complexity and DD2352 Algorithms and complexity will always be required. The course co-ordinator can give more instructions.
The course is open to anyone, but the main target audience are advanced Master's students and doctoral students in computer science and mathematics.
Although the formal prerequisites are quite limited, course participants will need mathematical maturity and a willingness to learn new stuff. It should be noted that this will be a somewhat demanding course. (But hopefully even more fun!)
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 7.5 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.
Other requirements for final grade
ÖVN1 - Practical assignments, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 DD2442
Main field of study
A student who has not passed the course should take the assessment in the course DD2542 instead.
This course has been replaced by DD2542 from 2022/2023.