Feb 28, 2017
This challenging course improves understanding of algorithms and is intellectually stimulating. I learnt the theory behind algorithms and how they are applied to solve real world problems.
Aug 23, 2018
This is the most challenging course in this specialization. Assignments as well as test questions require good amount of thinking.\n\nOne of the best courses I did on Coursera.
by Yusuke U•
Dec 23, 2018
There were countless challenging and stressful moments during this specialization for me because I didn't have any CS knowledge or experience before. But, all in all, it totally worth it, a lot of learning and aha moments involved while torturing myself. I definitely recommend this course to everyone who want to dip their toes into CS world.
by Jakub C•
Jul 01, 2018
A very nice introduction to algorithms from a high-level mathematical perspective. This course is great for building intuition about key concepts. Highly recommended. I did the Princeton algorithms course first. Both are great. The first tests one more on the implementation side and requires Java. This course is more focused on theory and a great complement. Too bad there is not a Part 5, 6, ….
by Nelson L W•
May 27, 2017
I´ve done all 4 courses on the Algorithms series from Stanford, and I have to say this is a top notch, very high standing course on the subject. Tim Roughgarden is an incredible teacher/instructor, the material is excelent and the assignements are challenging yet very useful and engaging. Funny how this course made me wish going back to college even at my age. Will definetely follow up with similar courses if I can find them in Coursera.
by Cindy T•
May 31, 2018
This was definitely a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience. The lectures were top notch. In fact I was taking another algorithms course at the time, but I felt it lacked the necessary proofs and in my opinion just jumped to the conclusion. I tried listening to the lectures from this course and immediately switched over. The projects also trained me to use efficient data structures and be aware of memory management. The quizzes also required in depth understanding of the material, while the discussion forums provided lots useful hints in that regard. Overall, it's definitely a good use of time and I'm glad I completed the entire specialization!
Sep 07, 2017
The lectures gives much more information than previous 3-courses. And I often found I need extra practices (on-line alg interview problems) and reading (CLRS, e.g.) to grasp the course materials. The programming assignments are also more demanding. However, after finishing this course, I believe I have achieved better and deeper understanding of Algorithm design and analysis than I could imaged before taking this final NP course. And I am looking forward to learn more from Professor Tim Roughguarden's 'a second course on Algorithm' on youtube. Thank you very much, professor! Your knowledge and passion is totally incredible! And Thank you very much for fellow students on the discussion forums. It has been a great pleasure to learn with you all :)
by Subodh C•
Sep 25, 2017
Need more explanatory answer sets.
by Simeon M•
Nov 24, 2018
Excellent course, strongly recommended!
by Thao N•
Dec 15, 2018
Very challenging, but I learnt a lot from the course.
by Liankun Z•
Dec 02, 2018
The Course is challenging and I like it
by Jemaal K•
Feb 17, 2019
Tim has done a real fantastic job distilling the conceptual and mathematical proofs of some of the most prolific computational algorithms that drive our technological society today. Even though I'm a seasoned programmer, I am now more comfortable discussing algorithmic analysis and design far beyond what I learned during my undergrad studies.
by Dilyan M•
Feb 06, 2019
Very challenging, but worthwhile.
by Charles H•
Feb 19, 2019
The examinations are sometimes very challenging, but at least you learn a lot of things !
Completing this course will definitely make you improve a lot your skills in programming.
by Saurav M•
Mar 23, 2019
good course give deep insight of algorithms esp knapsack, nearest neighbor algorithm
by Yinchu D•
Mar 30, 2019
Well... I cannot believe I did it!!! Love this course!
by Anton B•
Jan 19, 2019
Tim, thank you very much!
by bangchuan l•
Jan 07, 2019
this course is harder than other 3 courses, but it is very worth to take it.
by Astefanoaie N S•
Feb 26, 2019
Nice course, a lot of information in short time. I think is need more time than 4 weeks to finish this course.
by Yiming Z•
Aug 13, 2018
Really happy to finish this specialization and I will still study algorithms in the future.
Nov 11, 2018
by Ashish D S•
Aug 23, 2018
This is the most challenging course in this specialization. Assignments as well as test questions require good amount of thinking.
One of the best courses I did on Coursera.
by Julius S•
Jun 06, 2017
Good introductory coverage and challenging assignments.
by Tsogtbayar N•
Sep 11, 2017
Thanks for the instructor.
by Xiaokang W•
Jul 23, 2017
I really love this course. What the professor said was just to the points he wanted to convey and no not-related sentences. He controlled extremely well about to what level of details to unfold. Last but not least, he adds complexity of problems gradually. I saw he taught a follow-up course at Stanford and I can watch the videos on Youtube. If the course were on Coursera, I would take it.
by tao L•
Mar 05, 2018
Thanks a lot. It is time consuming, need a lot of thinking and practising to finish the homework. And it is worth taking. After this, we can go deep into cs.
by Ravishankar J•
Aug 14, 2017
A great course with great assignments. Assignments really test your implementation skills as well as research skills. One should really use forums to ask doubts and give answers to solve these assignments.