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University of Colorado Boulder

Foundations of Data Structures and Algorithms

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera Specialization


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Building fast and highly performant data science applications requires an intimate knowledge of how data can be organized in a computer and how to efficiently perform operations such as sorting, searching, and indexing. This course will teach the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms with a focus on data science applications. This specialization is targeted towards learners who are broadly interested in programming applications that process large amounts of data (expertise in data science is not required), and are familiar with the basics of programming in python. We will learn about various data structures including arrays, hash-tables, heaps, trees and graphs along with algorithms including sorting, searching, traversal and shortest path algorithms. This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s MS in Data Science or MS in Computer Science degrees offered on the Coursera platform. These fully accredited graduate degrees offer targeted courses, short 8-week sessions, and pay-as-you-go tuition. Admission is based on performance in three preliminary courses, not academic history. CU degrees on Coursera are ideal for recent graduates or working professionals. Learn more: MS in Data Science: MS in Computer Science:


Course 1: Algorithms for Searching, Sorting, and Indexing
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course covers basics of algorithm design and analysis, as well as algorithms for sorting ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Trees and Graphs: Basics
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. Basic algorithms on tree data structures, binary search trees, self-balancing trees, graph data ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course covers basic algorithm design techniques such as divide and conquer, dynamic ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Approximation Algorithms and Linear Programming
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course continues our data structures and algorithms specialization by focussing on the use ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Advanced Data Structures, RSA and Quantum Algorithms
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. Introduces number-theory based cryptography, basics of quantum algorithms and advanced ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Sriram Sankaranarayanan


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