Who is this class for: Programmers with basic experience looking to understand the practical and conceptual underpinnings of algorithms, with the goal of becoming more effective software engineers. Computer science students and researchers as well as interdisciplinary students (studying electrical engineering, mathematics, bioinformatics, etc.) aiming to get more profound understanding of algorithms and hands-on experience implementing them and applying for real-world problems. Applicants who want to prepare for an interview in a high-tech company.


Created by:  University of California, San Diego, Higher School of Economics

  • Alexander S. Kulikov

    Taught by:  Alexander S. Kulikov, Visiting Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Michael Levin

    Taught by:  Michael Levin, Lecturer

    Computer Science

  • Neil Rhodes

    Taught by:  Neil Rhodes, Adjunct Faculty

    Computer Science and Engineering

  • Pavel  Pevzner

    Taught by:  Pavel Pevzner, Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Daniel M Kane

    Taught by:  Daniel M Kane, Assistant Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering / Department of Mathematics
Basic Info
Commitment5 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week
Language
English, Subtitles: Spanish
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.6 stars
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University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
Higher School of Economics
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communications, IT, mathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 1,935 ratings

Course content generally was interesting, though explanations were sometimes hard to follow. Slides could contain more information to make the matter easier to grasp.

Nicely explained , enough for solving the assignments. Good for understanding various techniques used in solving different and almost all possible problems efficiently.

Lots of good problems. The bar to pass is very low, but I felt I actually learned by completing the whole thing. There is a forum with some helpful advice on some of the problems. The easiest problems are the ones you just copy the algorithm verbatim from the slides, but there are some more interesting problems with terrible edge cases, like the minimal distance among n points.

They follow the textbook pretty well, so you can pick up that book for cheap and read it too! I liked most of the lecturers, but a few I could have done without and ended up referencing other sources as a result. I learned a lot and will continue in the specialization.

Excellent introduction to algorithms, though it can be quite challenging for beginners. Very good assignments for practice too. Good job to the course content creators.