About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
37%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 6 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
37%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 6 hours/week
English

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Algorithmic Toolbox

4.6
stars
9,479 ratings
2,012 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data Structures

4.6
stars
3,637 ratings
604 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Algorithms on Graphs

4.7
stars
1,816 ratings
299 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Algorithms on Strings

4.5
stars
898 ratings
155 reviews

Offered by

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University of California San Diego

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National Research University Higher School of Economics

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