Jan 04, 2018
As usual, complex arguments explained in simple terms!\n\nSome problems are really tough! (e.g. there's a problem from Google Code Jam).\n\nThank you for this course!
Aug 26, 2019
Very Very Challenging Course , it test your patience and rewards is extremely satisfying. Lot of learning on a complicated subject of NP-Hard problems.
創建者 RAHUL B•
Mar 14, 2019
創建者 SHREYAS S•
Mar 27, 2019
創建者 Greg G•
Apr 03, 2020
An incredibly challenging course with a lot of juicy content. Builds heavily on previous courses in the Data Structures and Algorihms specialization such as hashing, graph searching, data structures, stress testing, algorithmic complexity etc. But given you completed those, you already know how to solve such problems, and it's rewarding to see all the pieces working as you put them together. Also, this course requires some additional maths knowledge such as linear algebra, logic and probability theory. All in all, the "advanced" attribute fits well.
Assignments are wildly varying in difficulty - completing one took me 3 days, another was done in just 30 minutes. They were mostly fine (except for the simplex linear programming solver which I haven't even attempted) and forums were very useful for guidance.
The videos themselves are usually okay, the only seriously lacking area is the linear programming week with Daniel Kane. LP (a fundamental subject in computer science) in itself could fill a whole course, but simply put, his explanations and examples fell short, it was very hard to understand them. So refer to the additional readings there if you are interested. On the other hand, the rest of the course is nice.
Week 1 (flow networks) with Daniel was also kind of hard, but not impossible to understand. Alexander Kulikov's 2 weeks on NP-completeness are the high mark of the course, with engaging and clear explanations. Michael Kapralov's optional 'heavy hitters problem' videos are also interesting and pretty well explained.
創建者 Mark Z•
Jun 17, 2019
The course left a good overall impression: the contents of the course are excellent and assignments are relevant. I've only noticed 2 downsides: the videos of the first week were sometimes hard to follow and I had to spend some time googling (which I find strange) (however, the situation changes when a Russian guy appears in the third week: his explanations are very clear and precise) and some assignments, in my opinion, take way more time to complete than they should.
創建者 João H L F•
Oct 22, 2018
Great course, thank you! My only remark is that it sometimes assumes that you have lots of prior knowledge on programming in my opinion. I'm a non-tech guy trying to increase my knowledge of the field, and I've had a very hard time trying to find additional resources to solve some of the problems and to grasp some of the content. If we could have a bit more color on some of the harder parts during the course it'd be great.
創建者 Pham K H•
Jan 03, 2018
Good assignments, however the lectures (especially linear programing) are too short. The lecturers explained the algorithm in a way that only experts in the subject could understand. I didn't understand the lectures at all until i studied from other sources. Not recommended for beginner.
創建者 Aamir M K•
Sep 25, 2019
A great course but really very tough. Every module of the course deserves to be a separate course in itself. One thing that bothered was that the assignments were very vaguely explained and needed lots of searching and self study. Anyways got it after many many months.
創建者 Kehan B•
Nov 06, 2018
This module is by far the hardest in this specialization, but at the same time, it is rewarding. The only complaint I have is the Linear Programming part. I wish there was more explanation or some toy examples to go through the algorithm.
創建者 Fabrice L•
Apr 05, 2018
A lot of material covered in this course. The assignments are more challenging than in the previous courses of the specialization.
It is overall a great final and a very complete specialization.
Thank for putting together all this work.
創建者 Timothy M•
Jun 05, 2017
Learned a lot. great material. Tough homework
I appreciated that the grader demanded good implementations but I think it would have been good to have a little guidance as to how to get there.
創建者 Teguh S•
Nov 29, 2016
The problems are really challenging, thank you! However, the instructor is not very active in the discussion forum, which is a pity when you really need help and get stucked in the problem set.
創建者 Jason M•
Jul 26, 2019
Very Educational and Enlightening. The only criticism I have is that the starter files generally need more modification than indicated to create a successful program.
創建者 Radim V•
May 07, 2018
The only thing I missed in this course (and specialization) was more visual, intuitive approach to explanation. Programming assignments are rewarding.
創建者 Vasily V•
Apr 27, 2018
Excellent course. One star less just because there are not very clean test cases for one particular problem among programming assignments
創建者 Bharti S•
Nov 29, 2019
Thank you so much. You are doing such a great work but i appreciate if you explain week-2 (linear programming) in detail. Thank you.
創建者 Rihaan S•
Apr 07, 2019
Very informative course with challenging assignments. It will surely make your data structure concepts clearer.
創建者 Shreyansh G•
May 01, 2020
Great course! , learned a lot of new algorithms.
although week 2 could have been better.
創建者 Lee B U•
May 15, 2020
It was good but it should supplement the contents of Linear programming.
創建者 SHAYON G•
Jun 03, 2020
very crisp and concise! would definitely recommend
創建者 D V S S R•
Mar 16, 2019
nice and some difficult
Jun 20, 2017
創建者 Swethaa R•
Jun 08, 2020
創建者 Yuzhe T•
Sep 21, 2016
創建者 Alexander M•
Jun 29, 2017
創建者 Niraj S•
Jan 12, 2017
While I like the content of the course but I felt too much of topics were crammed into one single course. I had to struggle a lot to grasp the concepts on advanced algorithms by just relying on video lectures so I had to look around in the internet for additional resources. Nonetheless it was a satisfying experience though it took me a lot of time and effort to complete the assignments.