Free Online Course on Algorithmic Design and Techniques

The University of California, San Diego is offering free online course on Algorithmic Design and Techniques. You will learn basic algorithmic techniques and ideas for computational problems, which arise in practical applications such as sorting and searching, divide and conquer greedy algorithms and dynamic programming.

In this six week course, applicants will learn how to design algorithms, solve computational problems and implement solutions. This course will start on February 1, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 8-10 hours pw
Subject: IT
Institution: University of California, San Diego and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $150
Session: Course Starts on February 1, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. This young university has made its mark regionally, nationally and internationally.

About This Course

This course will cover theories, including:

  • How to sort data and how it helps for searching;
  • How to break a large problem into pieces and solve them recursively;
  • When it makes sense to proceed greedily;
  • How dynamic programming is used in genomic studies.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures Micro Masters program, you will learn basic algorithmic techniques and ideas for computational problems, which arise in practical applications such as sorting and searching, divide and conquer, greedy algorithms and dynamic programming.

Learning Outcomes

  • Essential algorithmic techniques – greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, binary search, sorting, dynamic programming
  • Best practices of implementing algorithms
  • Ways of testing and debugging programs

Instructors

Daniel Kane
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering & Dept. of Mathematics
UC San Diego

Alexander S. Kulikov
Visiting Professor
UC San Diego

Michael Levin
Chief Data Scientist
Yandex

Pavel Pevzner
Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science
The University of California, San Diego

Neil Rhodes
Lecturer
UC San Diego

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of at least one programming language: loops, arrays, stacks, recursion.
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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