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Concurrency (Computer Science)Actor ModelOptimistic Concurrency ControlJava Concurrency

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Rice University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
General Course Info5m
Course Icon Legend2m
Discussion Forum Guidelines2m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Mini Project 0: Setup10m
5 hours to complete

Threads and Locks

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
1.2 Structured Locks7m
1.3 Unstructured Locks7m
1.4 Liveness7m
1.5 Dining Philosophers8m
Demonstration: Locking and Synchronization4m
6 readings
1.1 Lecture Summary5m
1.2 Lecture Summary5m
1.3 Lecture Summary5m
1.4 Lecture Summary5m
1.5 Lecture Summary5m
Mini Project 1: Locking and Synchronization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Critical Sections and Isolation

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 36 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
2.2 Object Based Isolation (Monitors)7m
2.3 Concurrent Spanning Tree Algorithm6m
2.4 Atomic Variables6m
2.5 Read, Write Isolation5m
Demonstration: Global and Object-Based Isolation3m
6 readings
2.1 Lecture Summary10m
2.2 Lecture Summary10m
2.3 Lecture Summary10m
2.4 Lecture Summary10m
2.5 Lecture Summary10m
Mini Project 2: Global and Object-Based Isolation10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz33m
20 minutes to complete

Talking to Two Sigma: Using it in the Field

20 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Industry Professional on Concurrency - Dr. Shams Imam, Software Engineer3m
1 reading
About these Talks10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Actors

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
3.2 Actor Examples6m
3.3 Sieve of Eratosthenes Algorithm5m
3.4 Producer-Consumer Problem4m
3.5 Bounded Buffer Problem3m
Demonstration: Sieve of Eratosthenes Using Actor Parallelism3m
6 readings
3.1 Lecture Summary10m
3.2 Lecture Summary10m
3.3 Lecture Summary10m
3.4 Lecture Summary10m
3.5 Lecture Summary10m
Mini Project 3: Sieve of Eratosthenes Using Actor Parallelism10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Concurrent Data Structures

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.2 Concurrent Queue5m
4.3 Linearizability6m
4.4 Concurrent Hash Map5m
4.5 Concurrent Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm7m
Demonstration: Parallelization of Boruvka's Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm7m
7 readings
4.1 Lecture Summary10m
4.2 Lecture Summary10m
4.3 Lecture Summary10m
4.4 Lecture Summary10m
4.5 Lecture Summary10m
Mini Project 4: Parallelization of Boruvka's Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm10m
Exit Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m
15 minutes to complete

Continue Your Journey with the Specialization "Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming in Java"

15 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Industry Professional on Distribution - Dr. Eric Allen, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma6m
1 reading
Our Other Course Offerings2m

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