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April 16, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: State Hall #224 | Map
5143 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


A simple brute-force approach to solve small instances of a subset of NP-hard problems is described. The approach is implemented using two different parallel platforms: Java Streams, for multicore processors, and Thrust, for Graphical Processing Units. This approach could be used in a Data Structure and Algorithms course to introduce students to the principles of Parallel Processing.


Christian Trefftz has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He has been a faculty member at Grand Valley State University, in Michigan, since 2001. His main research interest is Parallel Processing.

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