CMPSCI-282 - Advanced Data Structures - Zahid Rafique
|Course:||Advanced Data Structures|
Hello and Welcome! My name is Zahid Rafique and I will be your instructor for Advanced Data Structures. I've over 20 years of experience working in technology sector, primarily in software development. I've been teaching for over 5 years now. In this course you will learn the theory and applications of various data structures used in programming. We will use Java and NetBeans for programming assignments.
We will start with the review of topics covered in COMPSCI-182 and spend first two weeks on going over stacks, queues and linked lists. Then, we will go in depth of Binary Search Trees, Red-Black Trees and 2/3/4 Trees (chapters 8, 9, 10) before the midterm. After midterm, we will cover Hash Tables, Heaps and Graphs (chapter 11, 12, 13, 14) in the second half of the semester.
I teach using programming examples. It will help you tremendously if you could set up your computer for Java programming by installing latest version of Java and NetBeans.
I use Canvas extensively for online quizzes and assignment submissions. We will also use GitHub during the semester, so please create an account, if you don’t have one already.
What to Expect in this Course
This is a very interesting course and builds on programming and basic data structures you have learned so far. We will meet using Zoom during our scheduled time. There will be weekly online quizzes and programming assignments based on the book. Usually, you will get a week to complete the assignment. In addition, we will have code review discussions for major programming assignments.
Types of Assessments
Canvas quizzes, programming assignments & online exams (2)
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Data Structures & Algorithms in Java, Robert Lafore, 2nd edition, ISBN# 0-672-32453-9
I highly recommend you purchase book either a paper copy or online version.
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Attendance is mandatory for this class and students will be dropped from class if they do not meet the College of Canyons attendance criteria.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 12/07/2021 Sub#: 829