In this seminar, we will discuss recent topics concerning algorithms. Each year an interesting common theme is chosen. Students present chapters from the literature, and write detailed papers (in LaTeX) explaining their lectures.
It is recommended that students have knowledge of algorithms, complexity and data structures (see for example the content of the Algorithmics, Data Structures and Complexity courses in the Leiden BSc programme in Computer Science).
Students should learn to read, understand, discuss and disseminate (in written and oral form) scientific papers.
The most recent timetable can be found at the Computer Science (MSc) student website.
Mode of instruction
Student presentations (with peer feedback) and papers (with feedback from lecturers). Together we study recent literature on a common theme.
Total hours of study: 168 hrs.
Lectures: 26 hrs.
Paper: 72 hrs.
Self-study: 38 hrs.
No written exam. The final grade is determined by:
Peer review or programming
The teacher will inform the students how the inspection of and follow-up discussion of the exams will take place.
- The reading list is changing every academic year according to the subject of study. See the course website for more information.
You have to sign up for courses and exams (including retakes) in uSis. Check this link for information about how to register for courses.
Important: due to the format of the course, there is a limit on the number of participants: at most 10 students can participate in this course. Register by 1) signing up in uSis and 2) make an appointment with the lecturers in December.