Nice introductory course which combines both theory and practice. Though these algorithms are covered in the course, a previous experience with greedy algorithms and dynamic programming might be helpful.
By Po-Yu C•
A great introductory course to the approximation algorithms.
By Chee H C•
By SHAILESH M•
Please try to include some more numeric example like load balancing problem in the vertex cover and rest topics
By Suryendu D•
The course was no doubt excellent. At the end of the day you are going to earn a mouth watering certificate signed by one of the best computer scientists in the world. Prof. Mark de Berg. Professor speaks english very well and hence no one will face any problem related to language. Also professor taught the course extremely well. But unfortunately this course is completely inactive. All the questions in discussion forums remains unanswered. There was a problem is Week 2 Assignment 'PTAS for Load Balancing', where your correct answer will be considered wrong. Mentors of this course are sitting idle. They do not provide any assistance to the students. This course really needs a mentor who is active.