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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 Varun T

Mar 1, 2021

sometimes it got hard to understand the pseudo code but otherwise the course was awesome

By Shreeraksha R A

Dec 1, 2020

Assignment problems are well curated to cover various difficulties of the related topics

By Amit H P

Jul 25, 2020

The assignments were really great. The greedy lectures would have been more interesting.

By Rohan K

Jun 3, 2017

Assignments are difficult. Instructors are good but the course might seem a little fast.

By Gokula K

May 2, 2016

It is a great course. But explanation could be made simpler in proof part of the course.

By Long C

Aug 25, 2021

The instructors are great but the staff should seriously pay more attention to forums.


Oct 31, 2020

More explanation to dynamic programing would help us understand course more thoroughly.

By Abhinaba M

Oct 31, 2019

The Course is very informative and educational. It has come to benefit me in many ways.

By Paulo R M A

Jul 17, 2016

The dynamic programming classes could be really improved, but, overall, a solid course.

By Jenna W

Jul 1, 2016

Once they dig into the material, the difficulty ramps up, and it's absolutely worth it!

By Abdelrahman T

Aug 30, 2021

the course was great but i needed more resources to understand some topics like the DP

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


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.

By Vijay s

Aug 5, 2022

Great for practicing coding and algorithms but lack of content for explaination.


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.