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About the Course

This online course covers basic algorithmic techniques and ideas for computational problems arising frequently in practical applications: sorting and searching, divide and conquer, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming. We will learn a lot of theory: how to sort data and how it helps for searching; how to break a large problem into pieces and solve them recursively; when it makes sense to proceed greedily; how dynamic programming is used in genomic studies. You will practice solving computational problems, designing new algorithms, and implementing solutions efficiently (so that they run in less than a second)....

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Jan 19, 2021

The course was really amazing which provided deep knowledge from basic to advance that how algorithms works and how to design algorithms. Thanks to all the expert teachers who taught in this course.

Jan 19, 2017

I liked the fact that the algorithms are not just the introductory searching and sorting algorithms. The assignments are fairly difficult (I have decent scripting experience), but not impossibly so.

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By Roushan K S

May 22, 2020

awesome course. One can do this to when they are a beginner. good course structure and awesome instructors

By akshat k

Mar 6, 2020

Some more tough and mind challenging questions should be added. A little intro to competitive programming.

By dhruv k

Jun 4, 2019

all the content and exercises r awesome. I only found difficulty in last week bcz of English pronunciation

By dheeraj p

Nov 10, 2017

all the topics were taught well and teachers are quite experienced and got to learn a lot from this course

By vivek s

Sep 15, 2020

Amazing course , but if possible should include implementation of more searching and sorting algorithms.

By Stephen K

Jul 7, 2020

Pretty interesting and challenging. Some algorithms were not explained with much clarity towards the end.

By Haeeun P

Feb 17, 2019

강의의 편차가 있긴 하지만, 과제로 주어지는 문제가 난이도 별로 배치되어 있어 이를 통해 많이 배울 수 있습니다. 강의에 나온 내용을 구현하는 문제부터 응용하는 문제까지 골고루 있습니다.

By sumit k

Nov 20, 2016

The overall course was very good however the edit distance lectures were very fast to grasp the concepts

By Ahmed T E

Dec 11, 2016

Very good course. It illustrates many algorithms using simple ways, short videos and readable material.

By Faraz H

May 21, 2020

The level of assignment problems is very good. We can learn a lot from the completing the assignments.


Apr 29, 2020

This course is really amazing. i am learning lots of algorithm and many new concepts with this course.

By Joseph E

Apr 29, 2021

The Tutors did not pass the message well. I still had to consult youtube to fully grasp some concepts

By Can R

Jun 12, 2018

instuctors no longer check the discussion boards. So it's a hassle to get the right answers sometimes

By Raul P

Dec 30, 2020

It would be good if you have more examples in code like python or just numbers proving the algorithm

By Atishay J

Aug 1, 2019

Nice course

good practice problems

awesome explanation

but is not language specific, may be good or bad


Nov 6, 2018

so presenters were hard difficult to understand; subtitles/closed caption didn't make sense at times

By Sudiksha A

Jul 11, 2020

Practice questions were very helpful and explanation was also awesome.

Thank You very much coursera.


May 24, 2020

Graph Theory Algorithm is still not present hope the course will get updated with the graph theory.

By Colm G

Aug 15, 2018

Very good course, would be 5 stars but let down by Doctor Pevzner's hard to follow lecturing style

By Lakshya O

Nov 7, 2019

Cpp codes are not best run by the compiler used, change the max time limit allowed for cpp codes.

By Sarang S

May 7, 2020

Please Review the Lectures for Week-5 as they are a bit difficult to understand and follow along

By Katherine L

Dec 6, 2019

Great course! Very challenging algorithms though, and there is not a lot of help from the course

By Ruibo W

May 30, 2019

The assignments are a bit too time consuming and are more than what I need to learn and practice


Jul 14, 2018

I feel week 5 lectures would be easier to grasp if more explanation was available in the videos.

By Tomasz J

Oct 10, 2016

Great course, however some assignment are really difficult and the forum seems not very helpful.