Due to the Corona situation, the lecture will be offered in an online format only.
Video clips with lectures and tutorials will be uploaded to the ILIAS course around the same time, regular lectures/tutorials would have taken place (Tue 1130-1300, Thu 0945-1115).
Further information about live question and answer sessions will be posted soon within the ILIAS course.
The official way of communication is the ILIAS course.
NOTE A first Q&A session will be on November, 5th, 2020, 10:15-11:15 via Jitsi. The main purpose of this meeting is to identify technical difficulties that could be fixed in subsequent meetings. If you have no access to ILIAS, please ask for the link via EMail to the lecturer.
If you are student in Hohenheim, you might require a special link for joining the ILIAS course. Please contact Petra van Schayck.
There will be a written exam at the end of the semester (unless your Prüfungsordnung does not allow that; in that case, there will be an oral exam).
A very good book on approximation algorithms by Shmoys and Williamson can be found online.
Lecture Notes (currently work in progress. Please report any mistakes if you find some).
NOTE The list of videos below is not maintained any longer. New videos will be uploaded to the Ilias course only. Please contact Petra van Schayck if you can’t access the Ilias course.
NOTE The material list for the tutorial below is not maintained any longer. New material will be uploaded to the Ilias course only. Please contact Petra van Schayck if you can’t access the Ilias course.
should be easy to find via google, e.g.
Students at the master (INF, SWT, INFOTECH, Winfo, …) or advanced Bachelor level.