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# Matchings

# Course Information

## Instructor

**Name:**
Prof. Cliff Stein
**Office:**
326 Mudd Hall
**Phone:**
854-5238
**E-mail:**
cliff@ieor.columbia.edu
**Office Hours: T 10:30 - 11:30 and by appointment**

## Course

**Meets**:T Th 11:40 - 12:55
**Room**: Mudd 834

## Prerequisite

- A course in Algorithms (at the level of CSOR 4231) or Network Flows (at the level of IEOR 6614)

## Work for the course

### Homework

There will be two or three homework assignments through the term. These will contain a mix of some easier problems and some very hard problems. Students are expected to complete at least 75% of the assigned homework problems.
### Homework Policy

The goal of the homework assignments is education, not evaluation.
We must also be mindful of rules regarding academic honesty and
plagiarism. To facilitate these goals, we will use the following policy.
- All work submitted for credit must be your own.
- You may discuss the homework problems with your classmates,
the teaching assistant(s), and Professor Stein. For each problem,
you must acknowledge
the people with whom you discussed your work, and you must write
up your own solutions. Any written sources used (apart from the text)
must also be acknowledged; however, you may
*not* consult
any solutions from previous years' assignments whether they are
student or faculty generated.
- Please ask if you have any questions about this policy.
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Violations will be treated harshly *

## Lecture

Students are expected to pick one or several papers and give a lecture(s)
on that topic. Students are expected to master the work and give
a high quality expository lecture, that other students can learn from.
In conjunction with the lecture, students will be required to submit a written project.
## Class participation

This is a seminar class. Students are expected to actively participate.
## Students with Disabilities

I encourage students
with disabilities, including invisible disabilities
such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss with
me any appropriate accommodations that I might make on their
behalf.

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