Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond Specialization
About this Specialization
This Specialization covers intermediate topics in software development. You’ll learn object-oriented programming principles that will allow you to use Java to its full potential, and you’ll implement data structures and algorithms for organizing large amounts of data in a way that is both efficient and easy to work with. You’ll also practice critically evaluating your own code, and you’ll build technical communication skills that will help you prepare for job interviews and collaborative work as a software engineer. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to analyze data collected from a real-world (social) network. Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses. A small, select group of top learners who complete the Specialization will be offered practice interviews with Google recruiters. Invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment.
About the instructor
Mia Minnes is a mathematician and computer scientist. She is an Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. She researches the theory of computation, mathematical logic, and algorithmic randomness, and she develops curricula and university programs on algorithms, problem solving, the overlap of math and computer science, and writing in the discipline. Her work has been supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Minnes earned her PhD in Mathematics at Cornell University in 2008, co-advised by Anil Nerode and Bakhadyr Khoussainov. Previously, she earned Master’s degrees in Computer Science (2006) and Mathematics (2006) from Cornell and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Engineering (2003) and Philosophy (2003) from Queen’s University. Her postdoctoral work was at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008-2010) and UC San Diego (2010-2013). She has taught many different courses in mathematics and computer science, ranging from large-lecture introductory freshman courses to senior undergraduate and graduate seminars. She was awarded the Best Teacher award 2013-2014 in CSE in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.