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About the Course

The 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 20, 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.


Mar 06, 2018

Cool course. Thank you! One suggestion about your book (Learning Algorithms Through Programming and Puzzle Solving): could you add some theory which would serve as a brief reminder before problems?

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By Alina D

Oct 17, 2017

There are some issues are needed to be more detailed, and opposite some easy issues are explained too meticulously.

By Raghavendra N M

Nov 30, 2019

It was really a good experience with coursera .I really enjoyed and also learned a lot .So thank You so much...

By Hanu

Aug 06, 2017


Please cover few more examples on O(log n ) and O(n log n). O(n) and O(n2) was easy to understand.

Thank you

By Manas G

May 12, 2020

Some algorithms were exceptionally good like greedy algos but divide and conquer algos meed to be improvised

By shubham k

Nov 26, 2019

Real good exercises were provided and the explanation to all the algorithms was also detailed and to the point

By Suraj K

May 14, 2020

Fantastic course. Week 5 did not have enough explanation though. Apart from that the course was very valuable

By Pushkar D

Jun 04, 2019

Good course. Helps one apply their mind and solve. I only wish it had more exercises for asymptotic analysis.

By Алвандян Н А

Aug 13, 2019

everything is great, except it would be highly desirable to see the correct implementation of all the tasks

By Chris L

Dec 24, 2017

As a largely self taught programmer this is filling in important information I failed to pick up on my own.

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 06, 2020

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

By dhruv k

Jun 04, 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 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 22, 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 Can R

Jun 12, 2018

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

By Atishay J

Aug 01, 2019

Nice course

good practice problems

awesome explanation

but is not language specific, may be good or bad


Nov 07, 2018

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


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 07, 2019

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

By Sarang S

May 07, 2020

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