Dr. I. Surya Prabha received a doctorate in Computer Networks from
Andhra University, Vishakapatnam. She has been mentoring students in
IARE since 2004. In her tenure of 15 years at IARE, has actively served
as professor, cultural event coordinator, assistant administrator, and many
more. Now she is holding the position Vice Principle in IARE.
1. What is data structure?
A data structure is a way of organizing data that considers not only the items stored, but
also their relationship to each other. Advance knowledge about the relationship between
data items allows designing of efficient algorithms for the manipulation of data.
2. List out the areas in which data structures are applied extensively?
Ÿ Compiler Design,
Ÿ Operating System,
Ÿ Database Management System,
Ÿ Statistical analysis package,
Ÿ Numerical Analysis,
Ÿ Artificial Intelligence,
3. What are the major data structures used in the following areas : RDBMS, Network data
model & Hierarchical data model.