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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 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

By sai d v

Dec 17, 2021

very well explained with best examples.....good start for all the beginners


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 Hamed B

Dec 29, 2021

not enough explanation about the algorithm. but it was a good challenge.

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.

By Nikhil S

Jan 22, 2020

this course is very helpful for me.thanks for provide me this course


Dec 27, 2019

It is nice that the algorithms are "free" from programming language.

By Abhishek j

Jan 7, 2018

Some of the videos weren't very explanatory but overall it was good.

By bilel b R

Apr 3, 2017

The only, issue: we does not have the data set to validate our code.

By Monarth S

Dec 2, 2016

it was a really good course..

i had learned a lot from this course.