6.851: Advanced Data Structures (Spring'14)

Prof. Erik Demaine     TAs: Timothy Kaler, Aaron Sidford


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[+] Memory hierarchy (L07 + L08): new results on dynamically changing M (instruction-aligned and time-aligned models) and tight bounds on ordered files and list labeling. Problems: O(lg3 n) for label space exactly n, cache-oblivious search trees supporting efficient bulk insert/delete.

This class will focus on describing two exciting new results related to memory hierarchies:

  1. The open problem about cache-oblivious algorithms running on machines with changing cache size has been largely solved. [SODA 2014]
  2. The open problem about optimality of e.g. ordered file maintenance has been solved. [STOC 2012]

Then we'll have solved and open problems as usual. The open problems are already posted, but feel free to continue on old open problems too (e.g. I still think we can make the suggested progress on C04: BST Lower Bound).

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