It's was great to learn advanced algorithms and complexity. Besides, I learn new topics that can help me further learning. All the problems and the lectures were very good.
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!
by Alexander M•
by Niraj S•
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.
by John B•
A lot of really useful algorithms are covered in this course, however some of the presentation is annoyingly sparse on details (particularly in the section on network flows).
by Juho V•
Lectures are mostly good. Assignments not. They are often very difficult in an uninteresting way such as unintuitive input formats and / or template code.
by Daniel P•
Too much emphasis on implementation details (99%), so one doesn't get a great intuitive understanding of the logic of algorithms.
by HussamAldeen S•
Course content is very good, however the lectures are hard to follow because the examples are always at the end.
by Saurab D•
The lectures are very abstract so, I had some difficulty in solving the assignment problems.
by Cheung W C•
Needs to redo week2. Insufficient guideline on 2phase simplex method.
by Ahmed A•
Some of the material was not sufficiently covered or explained
by Valeriano T•
Too much material for the time given :(
by JICHEN W•
by Jose P E•
I'd give it more stars, but, sadly, when I started the specialization, the professors were very responsive and active in the forums, giving help and guidance.
However, more than a year after the specialization started, (this is the fifth course), the professors were totally absent, precisely when I needed their help!
I hope they'll be back or assign someone else to answer the questions of the students in the forums.
by Dmitri M•
I have finished the specialization. The first 4 parts were more or less useful. Unfortunately, Advanced Algorithms and Complexity is a poorly implemented course. Some interesting assignments but lectures are pedagogically lacking (e.g., the Simplex Method isn't covered at all).
by Bohdan S•
Although the 3rd and 4th weeks are good enough and Mr. Alexander S. Kulikov did a great job there, I'd rather give this course a thumb down just because of the first two weeks that were so poorly organized and absolutely rubbish last week on Heavy Hitters problem.
Inadequate student and teacher participation on forums, leaving students to figure things out without assistance or collaboration. Insufficient explanation of math concepts required to fully understand lectures.
by David F•
This course is way harder than the prior ones in the specialization.
by Mahmoud M•
Took very long time fro me to be finished