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CS 627 — Advanced Algorithmics
(dt. Höhere Algorithmik)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Computer Science.
One semester,
Regelmäßig alle 2 Semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Christian Komusiewicz


  • Approximation and online algorithms
  • Parameterized and exact algorithms
  • Randomized algorithms
  • Integer programming
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Streaming algorithms and external memory

Qualification Goals

The graduates of the module can

  • Design algorithms for computational problems from various application domains
  • Select an adequate algorithmic approach from a range of advanced algorithmic techniques for a specific computational problem,
  • Evaluate the quality of algorithms in different analysis models,
  • Prove the algorithmic difficulty of computational problems.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Algorithms and Data Structures or Practical Informatics II: Data Structures and Algorithms for Pre-Service-Teachers, Efficient Algorithms.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • M.Sc. Data Science
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Mathematics

When studying M.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Specialization Modules in Computer Science.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

The module is assigned to Theoretical Computer Science. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

  • Kleinberg, Tardos. Algorithm Design. Pearson/Addison-Wesley, 2006.
  • Skiena, Steven S. The Algorithm Design Manual. Springer Verlag, 2008.
  • Cygan et al. Parameterized Algorithms. Springer Verlag, 2015.
  • Williamson, Shmoys. The Design Of Approximation Algorithms. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Summer semester 2021. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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