Apr 06, 2018
Data Structures was really interesting over all, also assignments are quite challenging. It's important to consult the external references & discussion forums if you want to get the best of it.
Oct 28, 2019
I found the course a little tough, but it's worth the effort. It takes more time than mentioned. Apart from that, it is actually good and covers most of the topics required for interviews.
by Andrew J•
May 21, 2017
A thorough course covering many fundamental data structures and some very impressive applications.
The assignments are challenging but extremely satisfying. I especially enjoyed implementing a rolling hash and working with binary trees.
It covered more material in depth than my data structures university subject.
by Christopher B•
Aug 02, 2016
A very good course if you want to learn how we organize data in such a way that we can perform specific operations with low computing cost. This course is language agnostic so it becomes more about learning the fundamental structures and less about troubleshooting the language you use. Very good course!
by Madhusudhan S•
Jan 11, 2018
Perhaps the videos on AVL Trees (Rotations basically) and Splay Trees can be enhanced to give a more thorough grounding. I had to refer to many sources to get the concepts grilled into my head. But it has been an awesome experience so far in this specialization. Kudos to the team behind this.
by Shyama D•
Sep 04, 2016
Helped summarize the basics for a newbie like me. Glad I took it :) Recommended.
Although, I do recommend some more material on the last two weeks - I loved the concepts that were taught, but I feel there could have been more lectures on BST applications, given how powerful they are!
by Anurag S•
Apr 09, 2020
Amazing explanation of Queue, Hashing, Disjoint-set, Dynamic Array, etc. with their basic operations. An amazing way of IP address representation I learned in Hashing I paste the IP in a single decimal digit in my browser of some website with "http://<single decimal IP>" it's working.
by Parthiban D•
Apr 25, 2018
As every other course on this series the programming assignments are excellent. I ignore lectures and go directly to the assignments. The lecture are very monotonous in tone. Its really hard to understand the accent. I usually learn topics elsewhere and attempt the assignments here.
by Fabrice L•
Nov 01, 2017
Very interesting class, I learned a lot, about implementation and real life applications.
Like the previous class, there is many assignments to practice, so I really recommend to pick up a programming language that you are comfortable with, if you want to move forward at a good pace.
by Kevin K•
Aug 18, 2016
Personally, this course is interesting and essential for the learner to proceed to other more advanced courses, either within this specialisation or not. There is only one suggestion that it will be better if the instructors can provide more details of the pseudo codes.
by Satish K P•
Feb 02, 2019
This course provides very good insights into data structures. The instructors are very good and gave concise and clear explanations for all the concepts. I have enjoyed working on all the assignments. The were challenging and made me apply all the concepts I learned .
by Vasilii G•
Dec 05, 2016
Really liked this course - it is a comprehensive overview of basic data structures. Programming assignments are mostly to implement some data structure and use it to solve problem, but there are some challenging advanced tasks, which it was very interesting to do.
by Andrey K•
Oct 19, 2018
Interesting and hard (but possible to solve) challenges. All necessary information to solve a problem can be found in the lectures. The theoretical part is minimal but enough to start solve advanced problems. That's why I love this course more than others ever!
by Aditya R•
Mar 16, 2019
It is a must course for anyone who wants to excel in computer science field, and this course will help in every possible way from easy explanation of topics to effective assessment along with helpful discussions.
Thanks for creating such a wonderful course.
by Shobhit G•
Sep 12, 2016
Lots to learn and it's fun to learn from different teachers. Very heavy (and high quality) course if one wants to do proper justice to all the materials presented (especially hashing and trees... Week 3 onwards). A worthy investment . Enjoyed it immensely.
by Mohammad K A•
Sep 05, 2016
Nice course, It was bit difficult for me. I think I will have to go over the few lectures again soon. Problems were very cool, these took lots of hour head down. Thanks all lecturers, specially Daniel M Kane and Alexander S. Kulikov. Loved your lectures.
by Michael B•
May 29, 2016
Similar to the first course in this Specialization, a great course on algorithms and their applications. Frustrating at times, but I definitely recommend this course (and the others) if you are serious about implementing algorithms for whatever purpose.
by Nguyen M H•
Dec 19, 2017
I appreciate the fact that our lecturer put a lot of efforts in Practice case study and Coding practice along with most of the theories covered. This is one of the best course I've learned, which help me to understand and "digest" things in easy ways.
by MD A H Z•
May 17, 2018
This is a great course to learn Data Structures. All the course materials are very helpful and easy to learn. The instructors are very focused with the content; they explained every topic very clearly and easily. I have learnt a lot from this course.
by Saveliy B•
May 02, 2016
Great course, hard and challenging.
Please use pen during lectures easier to follow and understand .
Some assignments require more then 8 hours to complete so please add to description of the course
(don't make assignment easier)
by David G•
May 02, 2020
State-of-the-art programming techniques with detailed explanation of methodologies and why they are more efficient than basic solutions. Difficulty of the programming assignments ranges from easy practice exercises to really challenging problems.
by Martynas Š•
May 27, 2018
It is a great course. But it would save a lot of time, if we could actually see errors of our submissions. Checking if your algorithm is working correctly (output wise), when you actually have a stack overflow on some test is very frustrating.
by Pradyumn A•
Jan 03, 2019
This course helped me clear a lot of doubts as well as it introduced me to many useful things with their implementation. I must say this course is one of the best courses available on Coursera. Thanks to great instructors who helped me a lot.
by Ray S•
Apr 13, 2016
Clear presentation of basic data structures with non-trivial applications. Material is presented very well for beginning coding or as a review. Online grading is better than many programming courses. Works well as a stand alone course.
by MEET S C•
Apr 23, 2020
It was a wonderful experience in learning through this course, Thank you Coursera and University of California San Diego along with the National Research University Higher School Of Economics for making this course available to us.
by Zhilun C•
May 21, 2019
pros: Very nice course, understandable materials, great instructors. I am very likely to recommand this course to my friends.
cons: The BST and AVL tree part seem to be a liittle unclear. The pseudocodes are not fully implemented.
by Serkan P•
Nov 20, 2016
This is a great course. The lectures were easy to follow, CLRS references are also good to clarify anything that is not covered in the videos. Programming assignments are challenging enough and spot-on to practice the concepts.