This course is about the basics of multithreading and concurrent programming with some parallel concepts. In the 21th century this topic is becoming more and more popular with the advent of Big Data and Machine Learning. We will consider the low level concepts such as threads, synchronization and locks. The second chapter will be about concurrent library: of course there are built in classes and interfaces that we can use when implementing multithreaded applications. Then we develope little programs as show-cases for multithreading: the dining-philosopher problem or the students in library simulation. Last chapter is about parallel computing.
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My name is Balazs Holczer. I am from Budapest, Hungary. I am qualified as a physicist and later on I decided to get a master degree in applied mathematics. At the moment I am working as a simulation engineer at a multinational company. I have been interested in algorithms and data structures and its implementations especially in Java since university. Later on I got acquainted with machine learning techniques, artificial intelligence, numerical methods and recipes such as solving differential equations, linear algebra, interpolation and extrapolation. These things may prove to be very very important in several fields: software engineering, research and development or investment banking. I have a special addiction to quantitative models such as the Black-Scholes model, or the Merton-model. Quantitative analysts use these algorithms and numerical techniques on daily basis so in my opinion these topics are definitely worth learning.