Past Meetup

Book Club: Algorithms on Strings – Week 4

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Tim & Wei's Residence

244A Tanjong Katong Road · Singapore

How to find us

The door beside the Trattoria L'Operetta restaurant. You'll see a sign on the door.

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Algorithms on Strings ( on Coursera

Come and learn with a group of us working through this online course together.

This Week: Algorithmic Challenges 2 (Week 4)

* Finish Assignment 3: Algorithmic Challenges (


World and internet is full of textual information. We search for information using textual queries, we read websites, books, e-mails. All those are strings from the point of view of computer science. To make sense of all that 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.

See for more info on this course.

Coursera offers a free "auditor" option and a paid option, if you want a certificate at the end.

How to Participate

1. Watch the lectures and start the week's assignments.
2. Find something in the week's content you found interesting and maybe research it a little more.
3. At the meetup, we go around the room and each person gets a chance to tell the group about the thing they found interesting or ask questions.
4. Group discussion and friendly banter ensues!

All are welcome – beginners, experts, students and professionals.

Book club is held at Tim & Wei's residence

244A Tanjong Katong Rd

Doors open at 7:00, meetup starts at 7:20.
Bring healthy snacks and drinks of your choice!

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