Experienced Computer Scientists analyze and solve computational problems at a level of abstraction that is beyond that of any particular programming language. This two-part class is designed to train students in the mathematical concepts and process of "Algorithmic Thinking", allowing them to build simpler, more efficient solutions to computational problems.
In part 2 of this course, we will study advanced algorithmic techniques such as divide-and-conquer and dynamic programming. As the central part of the course, students will implement several algorithms in Python that incorporate these techniques and then use these algorithms to analyze two large real-world data sets. The main focus of these tasks is to understand interaction between the algorithms and the structure of the data sets being analyzed by these algorithms.
Once students have completed this class, they will have both the mathematical and programming skills to analyze, design, and program solutions to a wide range of computational problems. While this class will use Python as its vehicle of choice to practice Algorithmic Thinking, the concepts that you will learn in this class transcend any particular programming language....

创建者 RL

•Mar 25, 2018

Great class...Luay's lectures and problem sets were a great continuation to what Joe and Scott started. I suppose I will get started on Course 7 shortly.

创建者 JO

•Apr 29, 2018

Excellent class in the series. Even if computational biology is not your thing, the assignments are really interesting, fun and informative.

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创建者 Vern Kerchberger

•Jul 26, 2018

Course and assignments were very well thought out and informative.

创建者 Andrew Foord

•May 28, 2018

Another fantastic course from the team at Rice - thanks guys!

创建者 Tairan Yang

•May 13, 2018

Great course!

Definitely learned a lot from the process of doing projects

创建者 Julian Ong

•Apr 29, 2018

Excellent class in the series. Even if computational biology is not your thing, the assignments are really interesting, fun and informative.

创建者 Rohan George Lewis

•Mar 25, 2018

Great class...Luay's lectures and problem sets were a great continuation to what Joe and Scott started. I suppose I will get started on Course 7 shortly.

创建者 Jaehwi Cho

•Jan 11, 2018

Great course to learning computer science!

创建者 Siwei Liu

•Dec 25, 2017

Great course!!!

创建者 Michael B R

•Dec 16, 2017

Yet another great course in this specialization

创建者 Alvin Leong

•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

创建者 Ganapathi Nayak K

•Nov 11, 2017

Fantastic course