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.
By Magnus P•
Mar 4, 2017
I don't recommend this course. The lectures barely touch on the topics being taught, you are expected to go learn on your own. I learned more from the free Khan academy than from this course. It would have been worth more buying good literature on algorithms.
By Naga S•
Aug 31, 2018
i'm unable to understand why my code is getting an error in your compiler. Because I had checked my code in various online compilers also, It is rediculous and I totally lost my patience since i was trying from past 10 days.
By Abdelrahman O A M•
Sep 6, 2021
The course started great. but starting from week 3 things got so abstract and literally I needed another course so that I could understand what was presented in this course.
By Rohan G•
Apr 22, 2018
The course is OK. But there is no mentor to answer the question in the discussion forum. So in case of any doubt no one is there to help.
By Yifei P•
Nov 24, 2017
Too bad. I do not know how to run the program on my Mac. The professors' voice also made me annoyed.
By Sandeep M•
Nov 9, 2019
lack of proper explanation and no beginner friendly content.
By Payam K•
Jul 18, 2019
The instructors are terrible at teaching.
By Murali M K D•
Jun 13, 2020
Well structured in terms of the flow. Covered all the design principles and paradigms. Best thing is that the assignments cover lot of standard algorithm questions and have perfect blend of already covered algorithms and uncovered ones. I can already see most of them relevant to my field of Data Science. I think the unique thing about this course and specialization is that most of the courses cover Data Structures first and wind up discussing more about LL, Stacks, Queues etc, and neglect the problem solving aspects. However, this specialization takes a reverse turn where they explain the standard Algorithms first and then later introduce DS as a means to solve advance problems. Going on to my next course in specialization. Thank you UCSD, NRU and Coursera :)
By Vaishnvee S S•
Aug 30, 2020
The course was really helpful for me to understand Algorithms which is the basics of programming. However, I feel the 'Dynamic programming' part was explained is really too Good. This course was very interesting and helped me to understand algorithms more deeply. I strongly recommend everyone to take this course who is thinking to know a lots of about Data-structures and Algorithms. Great tutors and the doubt solvers who consistently helped me with lectures and discussion forums and also for helping me enhancing my skills specially on Dynamic Programming assignments. Thank you Coursera Amazing course! Motivated!!
- Vaishnvee Subhash Shinde
By Sanjana B•
May 30, 2020
This was a very good course. I learned a lot of algorithmic problems. I liked it that they don't force you to complete all the assignments. You can complete the course by solving the problems within your reach and pass the criteria. Also, the number of problems is perfect. Neither too less, nor a lot. I had fun solving the problems. Since, I used Python 3, I didn't get most of the errors that many other people encountered (stack overflow, integer overflow, using vectors etc.). I wish I could see the test cases after passing the assignment, so that I could know what tests were cleared by my submitted code.
By Sathvik G•
Jun 22, 2020
The course has very well laid syllabus. Learnt a lot of important techniques, different types of approaches toward a problem, they don't have elaborate explanations to many problems which at first made me disappointed but that turned out to be the best part, you will not grasp some topics towards the end of course at first, the key is to keep digging through other resources on net and to not be discouraged. Wouldn't have learnt if everything were spoon fed. Thanks to all the professors. T'was great overall.
By Jasmeet S B•
Oct 5, 2020
Awesome ,The Course and Instructors Push You to Figure Out the Solution And do the hard part on Your Own Which Eventually Helps To Carve Your own Path And Makes Learning More Self Driven , Though If U Just Follow Along and understand the algorithms in the video Lecture U wont Even Need External Resources To Complete It. This Course Lets U take on A Practical Approach How the Algorithm Are actually Useful In the Real World.
Cheers To Knowledge...:)
By Rahul R•
Sep 10, 2020
Time Limit Exceeded !! Memory Error !! These Errors have always ruined my programming endeavours, but this course was immense useful, the faculties were on top with killer concepts and superb explanation to some tough but immensely required concepts to build quick efficient Programs. I would highly recomemend anyone who has suffered a lot on the above problems to take this course and get a Immense Boost to their programming Careers.
By Puneet M•
Nov 18, 2020
I'm impressed by how quickly and well things were covered in this course. I come from a maths background but with not-so-much exposure to data structures and algorithms. This course helped a lot, so I'm very glad I studied it.
Not to mention, I've never been able to properly wrap my head around dynamic programming. Now I actually feel comfortable with it! Thank you to the instructors on this course. I look forward to learning more.
By k190251 M K•
May 6, 2020
This was a pretty amazingly planned course. It was like climbing stairs: at first, it was easy and then a little difficult and very difficult at last. Some problems took days just to solve them according to the time provided, and thankfully for some problems, hints were provided. I would suggest this to everyone, this is one of the best courses for Algorithms because of the organized material and skillful and helpful instructors.
Jun 2, 2020
This is the best online course I have already participated. Although challenging, it is well organized and is full of references, resources and iterative puzzles. It has a high level team of instructors, each one doing a great job to teach the best of computer science: algorithms. The forums are pretty rich and the moderators are highly active and supportive. I am very satisfied and motivated to keep learning from them.
By Akintimehin A O•
Sep 13, 2020
Wow!!! I'm actually super delighted that I've been able to complete this course. It was a great experience for me altogether because I have been so passionate about learning algorithms so I can get a job in a top company in the US, UK or Canada. I really want to thank Coursera for the opportunity to learn under great tutors. I'm super excited, and would recommend this course to anyone willing to learn algorithms.
By Андрей Ф•
May 26, 2020
This course is awesome! Good speakers, interesting lectures and a lot of tough challenges, applicable to real world problems. I found it very helpful. After completing this course you'll achieve an ultimate problem solving ability. Although it may be dificult for a total beginners. I would recommend it for those who aready has at least a little experience in programming. Also, basic knowlege of math is required.
By poojitha b•
Jan 19, 2021
Me coming from a non CS background, I felt the problem sets challenging not only in terms of coming up with the solution but also thinking about the various test cases that might come up in the process. The course lectures are clear and helped me in understanding the main idea behind the concept. The interactive puzzles are engaging and fun. My suggestion would be to include more examples in the course.
By Mohit M•
Jul 26, 2020
The problems were quite interesting and I faced a bit of difficulty in solving all of them because there's a lot of difference in writing algorithms and typing the code and I tried to cover that gap. Overall the lectures were very informative along with the quizzes and assignments . So I am very thankful to Coursera and all the professors who put in their efforts to enhance our problem solving skills.
By Bijoy K B•
Jan 14, 2021
I really enjoyed learning from this course. I get to know about a lot of programming techniques. I m happy that I enrolled in this course. The assignments were fun and interesting to solve. I got a lot of help from the Discussion Forums as well. All of the teachers explained all the concepts, some of were new to me, in a very easy way, easy to understand. I also learned a lot about algorithms.
By Ardak K•
Dec 9, 2020
Excellent Course. I learned a lot on algorithm, I can now bravely say that I know a bit on algorithm and can solve many basic problems. One remark though, I see that a lot of the instructors are not good at English and some of them are not good at delivering the information. Overall I enjoyed the course, the problems are so interesting that you can get lost in them for few days.
By Mohammad U C•
Apr 12, 2020
The course is very well taught by Daniel Kane,Alexander Kulikon, Michael Levin,Pavel Pevzner and Neil Rhodes. Through this course i am to optimize algorithm in a very efficient way and also able to calculate its run time and complexity, this course gives a clear understanding of the algorithms taught and the programming questions are also up to the point . Thank you very much
By DANAJITHA K K•
May 23, 2020
Are you a person who thinks algorithms are not so interesting? Why don't you just try this course and try solving the problems in this course? You will definitely get a better interest in algorithms. This course has definitely been very useful for me. I whole heartily suggest you to take up this course, if you are really interested in coding or solving problems efficiently.
By Sebastian B•
Aug 1, 2022
Course is relatively fast-paced, much like a graduate level course would be in the US. Exercises are challenging but well aligned with the lectures, and some of the "puzzles" help condition you to have some inkling how to proceed in the subsequent challenges. Overall I thought this course was fantastic, and I learned a lot very quickly, which is the most I can ask for.