Explaining MapReduce (with Ducks)

From Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures, by Marcello La Rocca

This articles uses the example of a well-known family of animated ducks to explain MapReduce.

Packing Your Knapsack for a Trip to Mars

From Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures by Marcello La Rocca

You’ve been selected to be among the first people to colonize Mars! Now you have to pack the optimal amount of food to get the most calories per kilogram—how can algorithms help?

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