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Old 09-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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Default Three cheers for Professor Abu-Mostafa!

Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray!

I learned so much more during the journey of following these 18 lectures, and more importantly doing the homework with care and attention to detail, than I ever expected to when I started the course. I found myself eager to get to the next homework as soon as one was completed! The course material was difficult, but very well presented and the lectures were extremely professionally recorded which made following the lectures very easy (kudos to the AV team!)

I want to personally thank Professor Abu-Mostafa for taking the time to rig this whole thing together - from writing the book with his colleagues, to putting together the lectures, to making them available to all of us 'outsiders'. As the son of a teacher I can say without hyperbole that you, professor, are a credit to the profession of teaching. I've had the good fortune to have had some excellent teachers, professors, mentors, etc. over the years, and you are among my favorite. I find myself a bit sad that I am at the end of the journey of the course, but I am excited to learn more now that I have a strong foundation (and I still have to work through the final, as I was away from computers for a couple of weeks - as a computer engineer, those breaks are tremendously important to my sanity, and my relationship with my wife )

In closing, let me say that I have taken quite a few online classes in the past year since the explosion of high-quality education presented online, but no course was more interesting or more professionally and intelligently presented than this course in Machine Learning (nor were any more difficult, and as such nor were they as fun!!)

Thanks again, Professor. I look forward to checking back in the forums to see what the next crop of students will be struggling through or discovering
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