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Algorithmic Toolbox
Instructor: Alexander S. Kulikov, Michael Levin, Neil Rhodes, Pavel Pevzner, Daniel M Kane
Institution: University of California San Diego
Platform: Coursera
Price: Free
About the course: The course covers basic algorithmic techniques and ideas for computational problems arising frequently in practical applications: sorting and searching, divide and conquer, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming. We will learn a lot of theory: 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. You will practice solving computational problems, designing new algorithms, and implementing solutions efficiently (so that they run in less than a second).