• Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration

About

The world and internet are full of textual information. We search for information using textual queries and read websites, books and e-mails.

These are all strings from a computer science point of view. To make sense of all this information and make search efficient, search engines use many string algorithms. Moreover, the emerging field of personalized medicine uses many search algorithms to find disease-causing mutations in the human genome.

In the String Processing and Pattern Matching Algorithms Certificate, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, you will learn about:

  • suffix trees;
  • suffix arrays;
  • how other brilliant algorithmic ideas help doctors to find differences between genomes;
  • power lightning-fast Internet searches.

What you'll learn

  • Key ideas for pattern matching and suffix trees
  • Suffix arrays
  • Burrows-Wheeler Transform for compression
  • Applications of string algorithms in bioinformatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      4 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Weeks 1 and 2: Suffix Trees
  • Week 3 and 4: Burrows-Wheeler Transform and Suffix Arrays

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of at least one programming language. Successful completion of the Algorithmic Toolbox and Data Structures courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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Funding

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