Sep 14, 2018
Well researched. Topics covered well, with walkthrough for exam.le cases for each new introduced algorithm. Great experience, learned a lot of important algorithms and algorithmic thinking practices.
Jun 11, 2017
A really exciting and challenging course. Loved the way the instructor explained everything with so much detail and precision. Definitely looking forward to the next course in the specialization.
par Rajat G•
Jan 14, 2018
The course content is very good. It covers several important algorithms related to Divide and Conquer approach. The teacher is very good and the assignments and quiz also challenges you and make sure that you have viewed the lectures thoroughly.
par Qianli S•
May 31, 2017
The course material is very comprehensive. Both quiz components and programming components are not easy. The instructor, Prof Tim Roughgarden, has done a great job explaining the nuances in the course material. I may need to review the materials sometime down the road.
par John A•
Oct 07, 2019
Course was amazing - the one thing is I found the problem sets to typically be very difficult. Would be nice to have a similar set of problems + solutions available to better understand after we get something wrong.
Thank you for the time you put into this course.
par Niko G•
Aug 16, 2018
As an Electrical Engineer, until completing this course, I felt a little uncomfortable talking with computer scientists about algorithms, although I have been programming for about 20 years. Now I feel comfortable discussing algorithms. Really enjoyed the course.
par Priyam S•
Dec 14, 2019
It is an awesome experience.Most likely the programming assignment gives me a boost.And the Karger's Algorithm problem of minimum cut was nice.It really take a lot of tie to solve and think.But finally I am able to pass it .After all a very good experience.
par Eric L•
Nov 13, 2016
Professor Roughgarden makes algorithms cool. With his passion for the topic you can't help but get excited about it too. I feel like I got a deep understanding of the topics covered versus just learning a recipe to sort an array. Looking forward to more.
par Larsen C•
Apr 07, 2020
This course really helped me understand how Divide and Conquer Algorithms work. I liked the programming assignments since they really force you to program it on your own and that is the best way to really master algorithms. It was so helpful, thank you!
par Brande G•
Jul 03, 2018
This course really is something else. It enhances the way you think, developes new thinking of old problems. The professor knows how to explain certain things that look more complicated and makes it look easier to the uninitiated persons in this course
par Lluis T•
Dec 15, 2017
Great course! It was very well planned an oriented for experimented programmers that need that pinch of salt needed to get the best in their codes. I strongly recommend to use TDD in the development of the programming practices.
A resume?: it's a MUST.
par YANG Y•
Jun 19, 2017
The best course I've taken on any MOOC by far. I'm satisfied with both its depth and professor's intuitive teaching. Assignments are also challenging, deeply connected to the material. Strongly recommend to any like me who is new to algorithms.
par Pierre C•
Feb 21, 2020
The teacher (Tim Roughgarden) is simply excellent!
There's not only basic problems which is very cool and interesting, plus the lecture is interactive and challenging through the different quiz.
I Highly recommend this course,
Thanks for sharing.
par Gonzalo G A E•
Mar 13, 2020
An interesting and challenging course.
Good for learning the basics of algorithms for someone with a good background and mathematics (including proofs) background.
The prof is fun and light to listen to... hence the videos are not tedious.
par Arvind U•
Mar 09, 2017
it is very important to learn algorithms as it is truly said it is heart of computer programming .. I am very happy and thanks for offering such a course to coursera and have just started hope will learn something so that it will help !!!!
par Alfaz A•
Aug 13, 2019
This is a brilliant course on algorithms, shines light on seemingly basic concepts in a very detailed and practical manner.
The programming assignments are fairly challenging, one must have some programming experience to code them up.
Jan 29, 2019
I do programming for a living, but I am going though this specialization to refresh my memory and competence in algorithms, as a base for other more advanced courses. Following Tim's lectures is very stimulating. I enjoyed it a lot!
Apr 24, 2019
The tutorials were very detailed. The tests required me to revisit the videos again n and again. If We can have some practice questions which are similar and help us practice concepts many times would help us retain the knowledge.
par Shuvam S•
Jun 28, 2019
I really like the course content and the way professor teaches. Programming assignments are really good as they just don't ask you to code up an algorithm but asks in depth questions like number of comparisons made in each step.
par Abhinaya N•
Dec 13, 2018
Pretty amazing course. The book "Algorithms Illuminated" by Dr. Tim Roughgarden makes you greedy to learn more about algorithms. Some of the analogies he presented to explain the concepts were hilarious and makes it a fun read.
par Shubham d•
Nov 20, 2019
It was incredulous experience for me. From this course I get to know the level of problems to solve.
obviously, this would not happen without Coursera's scholarship program. Thanks a lot coursera for this marvelous experience.
Apr 09, 2017
Professor Roughgarden managed to explain all the algorithom ideas in a clear and simple way, and give us a very intuitive understanding of these methods. He did give me confidence in this field, even I am not majoring in CS.
par Pawel K S•
Apr 05, 2018
Professor Roughgarden makes complex algorithm topics easy to understand. He gives a thorough foundation for each topic, and concisely explains proofs. This course has given me a robust framework for algorithmic analysis.
par Güneş A•
Mar 18, 2020
I think the instructor is teaching very well. The supporting book is very useful to catch up the course content, and the problems and computational work is quite satisfactory to throughly understand the course material.
par Vinayak G B•
May 27, 2018
Teaching is excellent . But assignments could have been more challenging with more number of questions and also a bit more tougher ones. Like , if the theory questions were transformed into programming assignments ....
par Prakhar K•
Mar 23, 2020
The Course Offered has been Amazing! I really Learnt a lot from this Course and though I now know about Algorithms. I'll be coming back for references in the Future! Many things in the Video cannot be match elsewhere.
par Fabien T•
Jun 02, 2017
Outstanding! I've learned a lot during the past 5 weeks spent on the videos, quizzes and assignments. Thanks a lot to Tim Roughgarden for putting together this excellent course and to the Coursera team for hosting it.