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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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Pretty good course on algos . I have already done algorithms in college and know in depth about it and is doing it to get a certificate just for a job .

I am impressed by the way of teaching .


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Very good course, all the problems are well designed to test your critical thinking skills and there's pretty good and detailed conceptual stuff but not more than needed to make you nearly a pro.

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Nov 6, 2018

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

By Sudiksha A

Jul 11, 2020

Practice questions were very helpful and explanation was also awesome.

Thank You very much coursera.

By Deleted A

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 Jacob S

Oct 6, 2022

Great introduction into programming techniques like "divide and conquer" and dynamic programming

By Lakshya O

Nov 7, 2019

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

By Sarang S

May 7, 2020

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

By Deleted A

Dec 6, 2019

Great course! Very challenging algorithms though, and there is not a lot of help from the course

By Ruibo W

May 30, 2019

The assignments are a bit too time consuming and are more than what I need to learn and practice


Jul 14, 2018

I feel week 5 lectures would be easier to grasp if more explanation was available in the videos.

By Tomasz J

Oct 10, 2016

Great course, however some assignment are really difficult and the forum seems not very helpful.

By Jimmy

Mar 24, 2016

I really think this is a good course, but some of them is hard to understand for me as beginner.

By Deleted A

May 27, 2020

Loved the course but it was difficult sometimes to grasp what the instructor was trying to say.


Jan 14, 2022

It would have been better if the wrong output had been displayed so that we can debug better.

By Lucky A

Aug 10, 2020

Very Good course little tough on the dynamic programming section but really awesome teachers.

By Ayush g

May 12, 2020

This course is really good. I can learn many thing from this course on algorithm.

By Vytautė L

Aug 13, 2020

A little shortage of more difficult tasks explanation, but all in all it was worth the time!

By yusuf s

Jul 20, 2020

Course is generally not bad but some lectures were a little bit poor. Exercises were useful.

By Hsiang-Fu H

Jul 20, 2020

I learned a lot during this course, and hopefully, I can strenghten more of my coding skill.

By Shashank P

Jan 25, 2019

i feel a bit of diificulty in understanding some concepts.But the assignments are top class.

By Alberto B

Nov 26, 2016

I think that some assignations are too difficult, and some indeed few explanations are poor

By sahilkumar j

May 23, 2020

The course is great. Assignments are pretty challenging, I learned a lot from this course.

By Pranshu P

Jul 20, 2019

Well structured course, helped me understand how to use the different types of algorithms.

By Pradeep R

Feb 1, 2017

Course covers most of the classic algorithms problems. There should have been final exam.

By Alexander T

Apr 19, 2016

Немного легко для продвинутого программиста, а вообще курс очень интересный, многое узнал.