Sep 29, 2018
very educational. I've learnt not only about graph theory but also how to use matplotlib and timeit libraries. The assignments were quite challengeable but rewarding.
Sep 17, 2019
The class is very useful, I already see the improvement in the codes that I write. And the assignments are very well-designed and truly helpful.
by Yair B•
Apr 30, 2016
The lectures will not get you near the understanding you'll need to complete the assignments. though the resources will.
The application is great, and hard so you'll actually have to understand the material.
You have been warned, this course is very different to the other courses in the specialization!
by Alvin L•
Nov 22, 2017
What the professor explains he explains well, but there is a lot of stuff in the homework assignments that is not explained
by Stephen H•
May 07, 2016
The transition from the original Coursera platform to the new one has significantly reduced my overall satisfaction with the course experience (I have previously taken the 4 earlier Rice courses in this series and enjoyed them immensely).
Major contributing factors to my dissatisfaction:
-- The user interface changes are unwelcome and have detracted from my ability to engage with the material.
-- There have been arbitrary (and unannounced) changes to polices, e.g. dropping distinction grading.
-- The price increase per course and locking down of assignments to only those who have paid has unfortunate side effects, including.
-- In contrast to previous courses in this series which had an active community engagement the discussion forums are now relatively empty, running the courses more often is not going to help this situation.
Having previously been an unpaid evangelist for the Coursera approach and materials I now find myself extremely reluctant to recommend this revised experience to colleagues.
by Julian O•
Mar 21, 2018
Another excellent course in the specialization from Rice. Really interesting algorithms that were fun, and non-trivial, to implement. The plotting and comparison exercises are helpful for gaining insight.
by Todd R•
Aug 29, 2016
It takes some serious dedication to understand and apply the material if math and computation are foreign to you, like they were for me. But if you apply that dedication, the material is accessible and the feeling of accomplishment is tremendous. Great class/teaching.
by Eelko d G•
Nov 17, 2016
Compared to the previous courses in this specialization I found this a tough course. Calculating the big-O for yourself wasn't easy. The descriptions of the applications #1 and #2 were not very clear to me at the start (probably because English is not my first language). Some sentences I had to read several times before I understand what was asked. But the things I learned are useful and I am definitely sure that what I have learned here I can use in my work as software engineer. Thank you Luay, Scott and Joe for another excellent course.
by Ian B•
Jul 26, 2017
Algorithmic Thinking is significantly more difficult than Principles of Computing. I felt there was a big step up, and I had to do a lot of research and reading outside of the course just to keep up. The listed 7-10 hrs/wk is too low IMO. I spent 14.5 hrs/wk on average (for parts 1 and 2). Maybe if you're already really good at math and experienced with matplotlib you'll take less time.
Anyway, the material is great, and gives you a good glimpse of how difficult problems can be solved efficiently. It's one thing to be shown an algorithm and how it was created, but it's entirely different thing to do it yourself from scratch. But at least I'm now aware of the strategy and can practice it. I learned a lot from these courses (the whole specialty), and am miles ahead of where I was when I started.
by Andrey S•
Oct 13, 2016
Too much bla, bla, bla. Very slowly, very boring.
by Zoltán T•
Jul 18, 2019
There are some videos where the lecturer can't even use a computer. Then there are a homework which is completely unrelated to everything taught during the lectures. Regarding the practice examples, key information are missing from the descriptions. I ended up frozing my computer several times because the problem was very ill-written...
by Rudy H•
Mar 06, 2019
Prof. Luay is an excellent instructor, his approach is very well thought of and his explanation on the subject is very constructive and clear which is vital to the understanding of such subject. I am learning a ton and very thankful to all that involved.
by Gerardo G•
Mar 09, 2019
Great course, please offer an oline program to obtain an Rice university grade in science computer.
by Max B•
Mar 21, 2019
Oh man, I hade so much fun in this course! The lectures and material is very good, and everything is wrapped up in much fun projects and applications where you will learn a lot. I especially enjoyed the more mathematical approach in AT compared to PoC and IIPP, and also the general class structure! Highly recommended!
by Rita I G•
Feb 07, 2019
Aug 15, 2017
thanks a lot
by Tairan Y•
May 13, 2018
very thoughtful course!
not easy by any means, but for sure learned a lot from the hard experience.
by Albert C G•
Dec 02, 2017
Great Class - Truly makes you think
by Yu(Helena) H•
Dec 02, 2016
Great class, very well constructed. Professors are very knowledgeable and the course materials are well designed. I started from the very beginning of the class knowing very little about python and algorithm, by this class I'm pretty comfortable coding in python. And I got to apply what I've learned in my interview for jobs. Definitely a great class! Learned a lot, and still applying it in my job.
by Jaehwi C•
Dec 11, 2017
The best course to study computer science and algorithm for beginner!
by Aaron M•
Mar 22, 2018
A step up in difficulty from the previous modules in this specialisation.
by Y A•
Oct 11, 2017
This is Wonderful and simpler explained course that is detailed with 'learner's requirement'.
by Márton A N•
Mar 08, 2018
This is where computer science truly starts, without the excessive preliminary math that usually scares most people away. Great course!
by Andrew F•
Mar 05, 2018
Another fantastic course from the team at Rice - thank you!
by Martin W•
Feb 19, 2017
by Edwin R•
Nov 12, 2017
The course content is well structured and the instructors' explanation is clear and concise!
by Gundala S R•
Jun 24, 2016
One of the best course offered by coursera, helps you to develop very strong basics if new,.