TU Wien:Fixed-Parameter Algorithms and Complexity VU (Ganian)

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Lecturers Robert Ganian
Department Forschungsbereich Algorithms and Complexity
When winter semester
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Master Logic and Computation Wahlmodul Algorithms and Complexity
Master Software Engineering & Internet Computing Wahlmodul Algorithmik
Master Technische Informatik Wahlmodul Algorithms and Programming

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Algorithms, techniques and proofs from the area of fixed-parameter algorithms. Some of the proofs are rather hard, but the lecturer does a good job at explaining them and focuses on the big picture, instead of getting lost in details. Additionally, you do not need to understand the proofs from the lecture to pass the course (although it will probably help when preparing the presentation).


WS17: Blocked on 6 days in January. 4.5 blocks are lectures, the last block is for student presentations.

Benötigte/Empfehlenswerte Vorkenntnisse

The FPT part from Algorithmics VU is helpful but not required.


In English. Mr Ganian is a great lecturer. He not only presents the results, but usually leads the students to them. The atmosphere is very relaxed.


One 20-25 minute presentation of a selected paper from International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC). You should present the main results and at least one non-trivial proof from the paper.

Prüfung, Benotung

Doing the presentation gets you a "Befriedigend" (unless you do very badly, which didn't happen this semester). In order to get a better grade, you need to do an oral exam.

Dauer der Zeugnisausstellung

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Definitely within 3 ECTS. Attending the 6 lectures takes approx. 6*3=18 hours. Add to that the time required to understand a paper and prepare a presentation (15 hours?), and you have certainly passed the course. To get a better grade than 3, you will have to study for the exam, but if you pay attention during the lectures this shouldn't be too much work.


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  • If you enjoyed Robert Ganians part of the Algorithmics VU, then this course is definitely worth doing.

Verbesserungsvorschläge / Kritik

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