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Patrick 12-09-2012 10:01 AM

Thanks for a terrific class
 
Professor Abu-Mostafa,

Thank you for offering such an excellent online class. I was initially a bit anxious about the recorded format, but found that the lectures were very clear and that the homeworks were very effective in helping me grasp the details. I feel that I learned a lot for an introductory course.

It surely required significant time and resources to produce this class and I want to express my sincere appreciation to you and the course staff for an outstanding job.

yaser 12-09-2012 10:43 AM

Re: Thanks for a terrific class
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 8273)
Professor Abu-Mostafa,

Thank you for offering such an excellent online class. I was initially a bit anxious about the recorded format, but found that the lectures were very clear and that the homeworks were very effective in helping me grasp the details. I feel that I learned a lot for an introductory course.

It surely required significant time and resources to produce this class and I want to express my sincere appreciation to you and the course staff for an outstanding job.

I appreciate your kind words.

FLYcrash 12-11-2012 12:27 PM

Re: Thanks for a terrific class
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 8273)
Professor Abu-Mostafa,

Thank you for offering such an excellent online class. I was initially a bit anxious about the recorded format, but found that the lectures were very clear and that the homeworks were very effective in helping me grasp the details. I feel that I learned a lot for an introductory course.

It surely required significant time and resources to produce this class and I want to express my sincere appreciation to you and the course staff for an outstanding job.

+1

As a Caltech alum (B.S. Chemistry, '06), having taken this class made me really wish I'd registered for it while a student. These hours of lectures and homework were just marvelous and added much more value to my education than the Ph.D. work that they displaced. Thanks very much!

jccordova 12-11-2012 01:58 PM

Other things considered...
 
Dear Professor Abu-Mostafa, I join so many others that have taken this course and benefit from it in thanking you and the people at Caltech for providing the rest of the world with a window into a well-designed and very interesting course.

I took this course with two objectives in mind: one was to learn more about machine learning and real-world applications for this technology, the second was to evaluate the possibility of offering it at my university (maybe a third objective was to asses the amount of effort that translating it into Spanish would require).

The material is engaging and I enjoyed the course a lot; reading the book, doing the homeworks and interacting (just a bit in my case) with the people at the Forum opens your mind to so many possibilities!

In my case the course was interrupted (but I should quickly add "happily interrupted") by the birth of my first child. Being a novice parent I really thought I could use the time off at the hospital (I smile now that I know better) to finish the final. Needless to say, I couldn't; Sebastian (my kid) had other ideas.

However I'm satisfied with the results: the questions I did work on were correct and for the others... well, your son's trust and innocent sleep make up aplenty for it.

I hope you do take your well deserved break and surprise us shortly with another course; be it advanced machine learning, information theory, complexity or whatever your preference is, I would be eager to take it.

Thanks again,

Juan Carlos Córdova Zeceña
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Guatemala

yaser 12-11-2012 06:55 PM

Re: Other things considered...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jccordova (Post 8292)
Dear Professor Abu-Mostafa, I join so many others that have taken this course and benefit from it in thanking you and the people at Caltech for providing the rest of the world with a window into a well-designed and very interesting course.

I took this course with two objectives in mind: one was to learn more about machine learning and real-world applications for this technology, the second was to evaluate the possibility of offering it at my university (maybe a third objective was to asses the amount of effort that translating it into Spanish would require).

The material is engaging and I enjoyed the course a lot; reading the book, doing the homeworks and interacting (just a bit in my case) with the people at the Forum opens your mind to so many possibilities!

In my case the course was interrupted (but I should quickly add "happily interrupted") by the birth of my first child. Being a novice parent I really thought I could use the time off at the hospital (I smile now that I know better) to finish the final. Needless to say, I couldn't; Sebastian (my kid) had other ideas.

However I'm satisfied with the results: the questions I did work on were correct and for the others... well, your son's trust and innocent sleep make up aplenty for it.

I hope you do take your well deserved break and surprise us shortly with another course; be it advanced machine learning, information theory, complexity or whatever your preference is, I would be eager to take it.

Thanks again,

Juan Carlos Córdova Zeceña
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Guatemala

Thank you, and congratulations on the birth of Sebastian.

yaser 12-11-2012 08:04 PM

Re: Thanks for a terrific class
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYcrash (Post 8291)
+1

As a Caltech alum (B.S. Chemistry, '06), having taken this class made me really wish I'd registered for it while a student. These hours of lectures and homework were just marvelous and added much more value to my education than the Ph.D. work that they displaced. Thanks very much!

Thank you. Glad to have you in class.


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