Spring 2009 - Research laboratory in Foundations of Computer Science (236610)

Place: Taub 8

Monday, 10:30-12:30

Course worksheets [PDF, postscript].

Come and experience research in foundations of computer science. Together we will study new research directions aimed at answering fundamental questions related to algorithms and computation. The course format will be self-study (during class hours) combined with short introductory lectures.

  The main topic for this sememster is Additive Combinatorics and its applications to Computer Science. Tentative list of results to be studied

The course is of theoretical nature and assumes mathematical maturity. It is especially recommended for students who have successfully took the Complexity Theory class (236313), but this is not a formal prerequisite.

 Final grade based on participation in class (30%) homework (40%)  and final project (30%).

References appear in scribe notes