Sep 14, 2018
Well researched. Topics covered well, with walkthrough for exam.le cases for each new introduced algorithm. Great experience, learned a lot of important algorithms and algorithmic thinking practices.
Mar 16, 2017
Very good course in algorithms. I bought the book to help me understand but the lectures make it way easier and thus much more fun to understand the analysis. Looking forward to complete the spec
교육 기관: Shubham r•
Aug 24, 2019
It was a great course and I loved joining this. Clearing my many theoretical concepts.
교육 기관: Pablo J•
Aug 28, 2019
understand that this is intended to be cross code language information, but would also be nice to see examples of non-pseudo code and implemented into at least one language
교육 기관: Edson A S•
Jul 01, 2019
Tim Roughgarden is an incredible teacher.
You'll learn more using Tim's books on the subject, by the way.
교육 기관: SERGEJS I•
Aug 31, 2019
I think the course is nice, I have finally understood what the divide and conquer algos are. I like the algo's non-mathematical analysis.
However, I think that the course was overfilled with the complex math which explained significantly worse than actual algos. I like math a lot (my favourite subject), but then the course description should tell about that course contains advanced math, because it is not suitable for everyone.
I also think that a technical task on a quick sort was confusing, it was very difficult to provide a correct answer though the task was simple. I did not like the technical task for the min cut problem. This algorithm available everywhere online, and you must use the pseudo code to implement it (I have not learnt much).
교육 기관: Youya W•
Sep 05, 2019
The pace was kind of fast for learners with little base, better to have more reading to facilitate understanding.
교육 기관: Sheng B•
Jan 28, 2019
This is a good course. I recommend everyone to take it. There are many details useful for you to learn. But it is not friendly. The words the professor used are not easy to follow for a non-native English, the way the exercises are designed is not reasonable. It could have been better.
교육 기관: Bianca D•
Jan 26, 2019
Took me way more than 7 hours/week to go through course materials and complete the problem sets and programming assignments. Closer to 10. In general the estimates for how much time each assignment takes is way off (often claiming on the order of minutes, when the reality is for most students (myself included) it is likely on the order of hours).
The forums for the current session are not very active, but there are a lot of old posts from past offerings of the course, and I found that most of the time others had similar questions to me.
The textbook was helpful, but it pretty much has the same content as the lectures with maybe some extra practice and challenge problems. Unfortunately not all solutions to those problems are available, which can be very frustrating (I noticed at least one practice problem with no solution was used on the final exam, so that’s probably why...).
This course is a little more academic than practical in my opinion as a software engineer, but you have to start somewhere.
교육 기관: Hardik A•
Dec 23, 2018
Great course theory wise, but the programming problem is unrelated and gives too little practice
교육 기관: Joern K•
Aug 09, 2018
Seems a bit dated, videos are reused from older courses and sometimes don't fit well together anymore. Content is great and lots of fun to work through.
교육 기관: Riqiang W•
Jan 17, 2018
This is not very beginner-friendly course, and what made it worse is that all the videos are out of sync (I don't know why this problem has not been addressed for 5 years), and the instructor's speaking manner is not easy to follow for a foreigner. Also a lot of the subtitles are just wrong. Otherwise a great course, if you keep on it you can learn a lot.
교육 기관: Gangadharan V•
Jun 04, 2017
교육 기관: Kamil K•
Oct 05, 2017
Not practical enough, too academical approach for me.
교육 기관: Peter C•
Feb 12, 2017
I was glad to get exposure to famous algorithms through this class, but I don't feel like I really developed an intuition for reasoning about their runtime. The class was challenging, but mostly for the wrong reasons. I spent more time and energy pouring over the answers to tricky quizzes and having to implement algorithms exactly as described in the lecture notes rather than really truly learning. It also took me much longer than the 4-8 hours per week advertised to complete each week.
교육 기관: 伊洛•
Dec 23, 2017
I do believe that feedbacks are very important during the learning section. Without feedbacks I would not understand whether I am doing ok or not. The Quiz and Homework would not handout the answer key and explanation after I have done. How am I suppose to be successful with the class if I don't understand which part I should strengthen.
교육 기관: Mike L•
May 09, 2017
The professor is very good. However, pictures and graphics mean a thousand words. These lectures rely too much on words. It makes it how to visualize the concepts. Hope to see more pictures. Animation will be the best.
교육 기관: Alex P•
Nov 08, 2016
It would be nice to see more examples especially were we have too many formulas. I still confused with probability.
Also hadwritting isnt really helping. I am most of the time decoding scripts. In addition he is reading the formula at one moment and in around 3-4 seconds it appears on the screen. So I kind of listening him while trying to read what is happening on the screen. horrible experience.
교육 기관: asem a•
Oct 10, 2019
the course is great at the level of information , but has some issues:
1 - The sound of videos and instructor is not good.
2 - Some times the lectures were boring and not entertaining at all .
3 - you have to do an extra extra extra work to understand the related materials due to bad illustration during the course .
4 - if your math background is not ok or outdated don't rely on the course materials or the instructor illustration because they are not good
교육 기관: Farrukh M•
Jan 01, 2019
Very basic. Only good for people without CS degree.
교육 기관: Erin H•
Jun 19, 2018
As a teacher, I cannot understand why you would teach concepts by essentially writing out slides that you could have easily typed out before hand. If you are doing some interactive screen casting, utilize it by actually drawing out concepts and examples. Slides and drawings complement each other, don't just use one mode of teaching. I've never had a Computer Science instructor do this and it made it the videos almost useless. When I completed the quizzes and programming assignments, I relied heavily on internet research on concepts.
교육 기관: Ian P•
Jun 27, 2018
He's a personable instructor, but I think there are too few examples, the course is too devoid of interesting history, and the language and assignments can be unnecessarily obtuse. I'll happily work through a challenging course, but it feels like a waste of time if most of your effort is spent translating.
교육 기관: Ahmad K•
Dec 20, 2017
The content is good and the instructor is good. On the other hand the fact that you cannot submit assignments or problem sets without purchasing the course is quite annoying. On all other courses which I have done without purchasing, you were able to do the full course which includes the problem sets etc.
교육 기관: Thomas N•
Feb 09, 2019
After spending a lot of time on this specialisation, you will receive a certificate upon completion which says "SOME ONLINE COURSES MAY DRAW ON MATERIAL FROM COURSES TAUGHT ON-CAMPUS BUT THEY ARE NOT EQUIVALENT TO ON-CAMPUS COURSES. THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT AFFIRM THAT THIS PARTICIPANT WAS ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN ANY WAY. IT DOES NOT CONFER A STANFORD UNIVERSITY GRADE, COURSE CREDIT OR DEGREE, AND IT DOES NOT VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PARTICIPANT." Essentially, your completion certificate is a worthless paper regardless of your efforts. I think if the instructor wants to issue an online certificate, just say "Online course" and that is enough. I really felt being let down after all my efforts to listen and finish all homeworks.
교육 기관: abusaleh i•
Mar 14, 2019
Just mere waste of time and money. Only suitable for Stanford student
교육 기관: Bakhtiar R•
Nov 03, 2017
Very poor explanation. Accept more in depth explanation. Cant move forward after few lectures.
교육 기관: Amit•
Nov 02, 2016
the tutorials is not for average students, it takes a very high skill to understand them . also the quiz nd the assignments r too tough.hope you can make them a bit easy, the last one ,ie with graphs and trees was a bouncer. If the maths required is so high, please take a week to first explain the math fresher required in course and then start the main course