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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

67%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Advanced Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks, 4-6 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

The 2011 European E. coli Outbreak

5 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Assembling phage genome4m
2 readings
What does it mean to assemble a genome?10m
Project Description10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Assembling Genomes Using de Bruijn Graphs

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min)
5 videos
Assembling genomes from k-mers4m
De Bruijn graphs3m
Bridges of Königsberg and universal strings4m
Euler theorem6m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

Genome Assembly Faces Real Sequencing Data

8 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 11 min)
3 videos
From reads to read-pairs3m
Genome assembly faces real sequencing data5m
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Top reviews from Genome Assembly Programming Challenge

By ASAug 5th 2018

I would like to say thank you to all who have created this course and specialization! Good material, excellent lecturers!

By POAug 4th 2017

Good course and final capstone project. Would recommend anyone from beginner to professional.

Instructors

Image of instructor, Alexander S. Kulikov

Alexander S. Kulikov 

Visiting Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
291,509 Learners
13 Courses
Image of instructor, Michael Levin

Michael Levin 

Lecturer
Computer Science
271,699 Learners
8 Courses
Image of instructor, Pavel  Pevzner

Pavel Pevzner 

Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
287,206 Learners
11 Courses
Image of instructor, Neil Rhodes

Neil Rhodes 

Adjunct Faculty
Computer Science and Engineering
247,324 Learners
6 Courses

Offered by

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University of California San Diego

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National Research University Higher School of Economics

About the Data Structures and Algorithms Specialization

This specialization is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various computational problems and will implement about 100 algorithmic coding problems in a programming language of your choice. No other online course in Algorithms even comes close to offering you a wealth of programming challenges that you may face at your next job interview. To prepare you, we invested over 3000 hours into designing our challenges as an alternative to multiple choice questions that you usually find in MOOCs. Sorry, we do not believe in multiple choice questions when it comes to learning algorithms...or anything else in computer science! For each algorithm you develop and implement, we designed multiple tests to check its correctness and running time — you will have to debug your programs without even knowing what these tests are! It may sound difficult, but we believe it is the only way to truly understand how the algorithms work and to master the art of programming. The specialization contains two real-world projects: Big Networks and Genome Assembly. You will analyze both road networks and social networks and will learn how to compute the shortest route between New York and San Francisco (1000 times faster than the standard shortest path algorithms!) Afterwards, you will learn how to assemble genomes from millions of short fragments of DNA and how assembly algorithms fuel recent developments in personalized medicine....
Data Structures and Algorithms

Frequently Asked Questions

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