This class teaches you about basic concepts in theoretical computer science -- such as NP-completeness -- and what they imply for solving tough algorithmic problems.
Lesson 1: Challenging ProblemsAn introduction to tough problems and their analysis
Lesson 2: Understanding HardnessWhat we mean when a problem is “hard” and the concept of NP-completeness
Lesson 3: Showing HardnessTools to let you recognize and prove that a problem is hard
Lesson 4: Intelligent ForceSmart techniques to solve problems that should – theoretically – be impossible to solve
Lesson 5: Sloppy SolutionsGaining speed by accepting approximate solutions
Lesson 6: Poking AroundWhy randomness can be of help – sometimes. An introduction to complexity classes.
Lesson 7: Ultimate LimitsProblems that no computer can ever solve. In theory.
- Sebastian Wernicke - Sebastian studied Bioinformatics at Universität Tübingen and holds a Ph.D. from Universität Jena in Germany, where his research focused on finding efficient algorithms for computationally hard problems on biological networks. After several years of strategic consulting for pharma companies and financial services, he's currently working with Seven Bridges Genomics, a big data bioinformatics startup. He is also well-known for his TED Talks, especially the one on the statistics of TED Talks..
Udacity est une entreprise fondé par Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, et Mike Sokolsky offrant cours en ligne ouvert et massif.
Selon Thrun, l'origine du nom Udacity vient de la volonté de l'entreprise d'être "audacieux pour vous, l'étudiant ". Bien que Udacity se concentrait à l'origine sur une offre de cours universitaires, la plateforme se concentre désormais plus sur de formations destinés aux professionnels.