1. (Jan 29) Course page is online.
  2. (Feb 24) Homework assignment 1 is available.
  3. (Mar 13) Homework assignment 2 is available.
  4. (Apr 1) Homework assignment 3 is available.
  5. (Apr 22) Homework assignment 4 is available.
  6. (May 6) Homework assignment 5 is available.

Course Description

The course picks up from where the first semester course left by discussing concepts related to algorithmic efficiency on basic abstract data types and some sorting algorithms that utilize recursion. Then, the course introduces the abstract data types of trees, tables, priority queues, and graphs, and shows how one can implement them in C++ using fundamental data structures by emphasizing run-time complexity analysis.

Section 1

Instructor: Çiğdem Gündüz Demir (Office: EA 423, Email: gunduz[at]
Lectures: Tue 13:40-15:30 (B Z01), Thu 15:40-17:30 (B Z01)

Section 2

Instructor: Selim Aksoy (Office: EA 422, Email: )
Lectures: Tue 15:40-17:30 (EB 101), Fri 13:40-15:30 (EB 101)

Section 3

Instructor: Fazlı Can (Office: EA 511, Email: canf[at]
Lectures: Wed 13:40-15:30 (EB 201), Fri 15:40-17:30 (EB 201)

Teaching Assistants

Office Hours


  1. Frank M. Carrano, Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, 5th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2006. (required)
  2. Mark A. Weiss, Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis in C++, 3rd edition, Addison Wesley, 2006. (recommended)
  3. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel, C++ How to Program, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2011. (recommended)




Algorithm Analysis

[ Slides ]

  • Measuring the Efficiency of Algorithms (Sec.9.1 of Carrano book)


[ Slides ]

  • Sorting Algorithms and Their Efficiency (Sec.9.2 of Carrano book)
  • Sorting animation


[ Slides ]

  • Trees (Ch.10 of Carrano book)


[ Slides ]

  • Tables and Priority Queues (Ch.11 of Carrano book)

Advanced Tables

[ Slides: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 ]

  • Advanced Implementations of Tables (Ch.12 of Carrano book)


[ Slides ]

  • Graphs (Ch.13 of Carrano book)


Homework (tentative schedule)

  1. Assignment 1: Due 23:59 on March 6, 2015
  2. Assignment 2: Due 23:59 on March 27, 2015
  3. Assignment 3: Due 23:59 on April 20, 2015
  4. Assignment 4: Due 23:59 on May 5, 2015
  5. Assignment 5: Due 23:59 on May 18, 2015

Homework assignments will be posted on this page about 10 days before their due date. Assignments are expected to be turned in by 23:59 on the due date. You should upload your solutions to the homework assignments using the online submission form before the deadline. No late submission will be accepted.

Please make sure you fully understand the Bilkent University Policy on Academic Honesty (in Turkish) and the Rules and Regulations of the Higher Education Council (YOK) (in Turkish). Cheating and plagiarism on exams, quizzes, and homework assignments will be punished according to these regulations.

Grading Policy

Midterm exam 1:25%
Midterm exam 2:25%
Final exam:25%

In order to be able to take the final exam, a student must collect at least 26 points (40% of total 65) from the weighted sum of the quiz and midterm grades; otherwise, the student will receive the FZ grade.


When you are in doubt, ask. Use office hours. If you cannot visit us during office hours, you can always ask questions or arrange meetings by e-mail. Study regularly for the course and attend classes. Do your assignments on time and pay attention to the instructions for submitting assignments. Always make sure that the code you submitted does compile and run correctly.

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