Algebra and Computation

General information

Course Number : CS 711
(Official) Title : Topics in Computational Ring Theory and Algebras
Instructor : Mrinal Kumar
Email : first name AT cse DOT iitb DOT ac DOT in
Time : TBD
Location : TBD
Office hours : Wednesday, 2:30 pm-3:30pm in 308, New CS Building
Grading policy: Grades will be based on a convex combination (with appropriate weights) of problem sets, a course project, class participation and (potentially) a final exam. I will update with more details soon.


As the name suggests, the course will focus on the relationship between algebra and computation. A large part of the course will focus on computational problems in algebra and their solutions. Towards the end, we will also discuss some upper and lower bounds in algebraic complexity theory.

A tentative list of topics can be found here.