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.
von 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
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von John B•
May 07, 2018
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).
von 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.
Oct 07, 2017
Too much material for the time given :(
von JICHEN W•
Jan 29, 2018
von Ahmed A•
Aug 15, 2017
Some of the material was not sufficiently covered or explained
von Daniel P•
Mar 31, 2018
Too much emphasis on implementation details (99%), so one doesn't get a great intuitive understanding of the logic of algorithms.
von Juho V•
Sep 13, 2018
Lectures are mostly good. Assignments not. They are often very difficult in an uninteresting way such as unintuitive input formats and / or template code.
von Saurab D•
Oct 15, 2018
The lectures are very abstract so, I had some difficulty in solving the assignment problems.
von HussamAldeen S•
Aug 27, 2019
Course content is very good, however the lectures are hard to follow because the examples are always at the end.
von Mahmoud M•
Apr 07, 2019
Took very long time fro me to be finished
von Jose P E•
Nov 02, 2017
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.
Dec 12, 2016
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.
von Dmitri M•
May 09, 2017
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).
von David F•
Jun 17, 2017
This course is way harder than the prior ones in the specialization.
Feb 10, 2017
poor course. never give any algorithm. No clue where the problem come from. The forum is only help a few people. No general ideas how to solve the problem. waist a lot of time debugging but still couldn't pass the assignment.
total waste my time and garbage course.
von Kirill M•
May 10, 2017
Very weak explanations. Most time I spent in the internet googling how to implement assignments, because it was not clear from the course.
von Henry R•
Jul 21, 2018
Very hard to follow the lectures, completly lost without Reference books such as Introduction to Algorithms.