Today I was able to finish L4,L5,L6 of the 15-455 course. L5 and L6 slides can be understood effortlessly, perhaps the course isn’t that hard after all.
No homework is done today due to participation in algorithmic competition. I will not participate in algorithmic competition seriously anytime soon. Study comes first.
Best case scenario: 15-455 finished before next Wednesday, 15-855 finished before 3/1. Additional material and papers(?) are learned.
Worst case scenario: 15-455 finished before next Sunday, 15-855 finished 80% before 3/1. No additional materials learned.
Self learning reports will be posted every day before 24:00 to keep me on track.
Today I was only able to finish L03 and 2/3 of L04 of 15-455. No homework is done.
This is due to an algorithmic competition which I had to participate. Tomorrow I hope to:
- Finish L04
- Finish the homework.
- Finish L05
- Finish L06 (Not likely as I have to participate in algorithmic competition tomorrow too.)
“Make 1% progress every day for 100 days.” – Ryan O’Donnell
As I have learned most of the material before, I have plenty reason to believe that I will finish with 15455 soon.
Yet today I found the course to be more difficult than I imagined while doing the first assignment. The course by K. Sutner offers more material than the textbook offers and the course can probably provide me a deeper understanding of the material, so I decided to put effort in it to finish it soon.
I promise myself to never see the solution while attempting the homework. Only when I give up will I see the solution.
Today I learned the first two lectures and finished the first Assignment. I expect to learn more efficiently in the following days.
I am a 2nd-year undergraduate student from China who is interested in theoretical computer science, especially in circuit lower bounds and pseudo-randomness.
I am currently self-learning computational complexity and other theoretical computer science topics actively.
I also participate in competitive programming, which is a great fun. I have won the 1st place in ICPC Shanghai 2020 and CCSP 2020.