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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 Shashwat P

Sep 11, 2020

It is hard and best course as well, it took a lot hard work to come with algorithm. Problems with recursive approach was hard to debug/implement.

By mohab m

Apr 4, 2016

the content if very good, but lecturers are terrible. you better read slides and read any book you like. watching their videos it wast of time.

By Abhijeet K

Apr 3, 2016

Good course.But I wish there was a final assignment which covered all the weeks like a module exam to revise what we have learnt in all 4 weeks

By Mykola D

Mar 26, 2018

I like the course. I've learned a lot of new things. However, I felt like I needed more detailed info and more examples on some of the topics.

By Ravi K

Jul 15, 2018

Great course. Problems were quite fun. Would appreciate more if the recommended book was supplied with course instead of buying it separately

By Avish W

Sep 11, 2021

This is very helpful course for beginners , covering a lot of content and assignments are limited and very good covering majority of things.

By Devang G

Aug 26, 2021

superb assignments are given

if you will do your assignment honestly then surely you can do much better in field of competitive programming.

By David A V

Jul 9, 2020

Buenos ejercicios y explicaciones, algunas clases están sin subtitulos pero solo informarse mas del tema para poder resolver los ejercicios.

By Shubham P

May 25, 2020

This course was really helpful for me to enhance my knowledge. Assignments were the best part of this course and that builds the confidence!

By Joseph W

Feb 11, 2017

Great course to follow along, I love how the homework assignments have the input template already in place so you can focus on the algorithm

By Arkin S

Jan 17, 2021

Some issues with the grader on occasion, and the dynamic programming knapsack problems can be explained better, but otherwise a solid 4/5.

By Pankaj K

Jun 23, 2020

The content is not enough and very less. And I understand for an online course this is enough, I had to refer external sources many times.

By Rashim N T

Aug 8, 2019

It is REALLY informative, but Assignments are VERY challenging. Sometimes instructor are difficult to understand but nevertheless amazing.

By Mr. B P R

May 30, 2018

It is a challenging course. The mentors have presented the concepts in a good way.The approach of designing algorithms is well understood.

By dheeraj

Jan 17, 2019

This is the best course on Algorithms and Data Structures online. This course ended up helping me in problem solving. I am very grateful

By Atharva R

Jul 26, 2020

good course, explains types of algorithm pretty well. Too many assignments associated with the course which makes the course lengthy.

By Chang W S

Jul 12, 2018

Perfect lecture for study algorithm...eventhough I started from scratch in data structures and algorithm knoledge, it helped me a lot


Jul 23, 2020

Explanation by the instructors can be more detailed and more explanation is needed along with more examples for better understanding

By Daksh T

Aug 4, 2020

I had a little problem with the Russian Pronunciation but rest assured everything was good.The concepts were explained wonderfully.

By Bowei H

Jun 4, 2019

For a beginner, it would be better to provide the test datasets as it can help learner find the bug in their program. (Too ACM now)

By Juan S Z M

Aug 5, 2016

It is a brilliant course, well organized and pretty interesting. However, the problems are not as challenging as one could expect.

By fengyu

Dec 12, 2017

the teacher explain the algorithm elaborately, it really useful for me. And the OJ is excellent, I really recommend this course.


May 28, 2020

Week 1 to week 4 was very descriptive but I didn't find the dynamic programming part descriptive enough to understand in depth.

By aamir a

Aug 13, 2019

Great course. The only thing i'd like to change will be the accent used in teaching videos. I was hard to understand sometimes.

By Dariusz R D

Jun 17, 2018

it's quite good course which explain implementation, unfortunately book that can be bought as e-book doesn't contain solutions.