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Teaching

Iain A. Stewart MA PhD FBCS CITP

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Teaching

During 2021-22 I will teach the following courses:

  • Artificial Intelligence Search (10 lectures; a sub-module of the module COMP2261 Artificial Intelligence)
    This Level 2 sub-module shows how to translate problems into a search problem framework and then introduces generic problem-solving techniques such as: breadth-first search and uniform-cost search; depth-first search and depth-limited search; greedy best-first search; A*-search; iterative deepening; local search; hill climbing; simulated annealing; genetic algorithms; ant colony optimization; and particle swarm optimization.
  • Interconnection Networks (10 lectures; a sub-module of the module COMP4177 Networks and their Structure)
    This Level 4 sub-module explains the role of interconnection networks in distributed-memory multiprocessors. We consider four core aspects of interconnection networks: topologies (structure, properties, performance and cost); routing (algorithms, deadlock and livelock); flow control and switching (circuit switching, store-and-forward, cut-through, wormhole and virtual channel); and broadcasting (multi-node, single-node scatters and total exchanges). We concentrate on the hypercube, k-ary n-cube, cube-connected cycles and 2-ary n-flies topologies.

I usually also supervise Level 3 and Level 4 project students but not in 2021-22.

(updated 20th May 2021)

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