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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, 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.

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.

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By Deepak c

Jul 18, 2020

The course structure is very good. But the slight problem I saw is the teaching style.

By Kavin C

Jul 6, 2020

Good Beginner Course, Just wish the Explanations were a tad bit clearer to understand.

By Karter P

Jun 29, 2020

Some weeks were a bit hard to follow, but ultimately I learned a lot from this course.

By abdulla m

May 18, 2018

week 3 is the worst part of this course. the explaination is not clear niether helpful

By ashutosh r

Aug 27, 2020

It was great to learn Data Structure and Algorithm for such a great university of US.

By Yogesh K

May 18, 2020

Course is enough good but I was having English language issues which was mine problem

By Kartik S

Apr 11, 2020

Amazing course, learned a lot.

There could be more practice problems instead of MCQs.

By prasanna a

Jul 26, 2021

This course is cool!!! they just explained it in best way. Good to know about algo.

By Kalin D D

Sep 25, 2018

It will be good idea after solving a problem to be able to see a referent solution


Aug 8, 2020

Thank you ! Problems and slides are very good but lectures are not up to the mark

By Vivek B

Oct 6, 2016

Explanation could have been more clear, especially for polynomial multiplication.


Jul 21, 2020

Dynamic Programming section could have been explained more and in an easier way.

By Heet S

Aug 2, 2020

The techniques learned were very useful, But learning them was such a hard job.

By Muhammad A

Jul 17, 2019

great assignments and quizes but teaching videos are not that helpful sometimes

By Andrew Z

Nov 24, 2018

DP is not such clear. I have to read a lot from other place to understand it.


Sep 1, 2020

The course was great. It could have been better with more problems to solve.

By Santhosh S

Jul 12, 2020

Teaching of algorithms can be done more elaborately for better understanding


Aug 14, 2020

Nice course. Explanation needs to be better but great work liked it. Thanx

By Monmohan

Jan 16, 2020

Great assignments. They are really the key to building the thinking muscle

By Rohit K

Jul 23, 2019

Great course, helped me in moving from brute-force to optimized solutions.

By Ayush P

Jun 21, 2018

The course was really good and helped me understand algorithmic thinking.

By Akshay g

May 12, 2020

Optional more difficult/advanced should be given otherwise good course

By Pratik A R

Apr 18, 2020

Great course.

But please improve the teaching of "Dynamic Programming".

By Bahaa I

Mar 15, 2019

The Course was really informative. But the staff contact was very poor

By Julio C D M

Feb 23, 2020

It encourages you to investigate and generate new ideas. Good course.