Very clear and articulate explanation of the concepts. He doesn't skip a step in the sequencing ideas, drawing comparisons and differences, and illustrating both visually and story-telling. Excellent.
Very nice course for beginner, the mathematic level is not high (around french baccalaureat) so available to everyone. I enjoyed a lot this course that show how simple math can be used in real life.
By Ardavan S•
I already knew most of the topics taught.
Could have added more about monte carlo
please improve hand-out for self study.
By Lokesh M•
Good and nice Analysis of each model
By Jeff K•
A little too basic, but still good.
By Zhao y•
Review of simple high school math
By Mike B•
Way, way too basic and hand wavy.
By Handong D B•
the lecturer is kind of boring
By Krishna M R•
This course is for beginners
By Sahaj P•
Could be more illustrious.
By Syed M H A•
By Shraman G•
Basic but informative
By Apurva D•
Good but too easy
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By Sahainaj B•
The student needed to have a good foundation of statistics and high levels of math to be able to follow the class. I have not taken statistics or trigonometry in many years so I struggled. I would have benefited greatly if there were more examples of how to calculate the models, including the calculations part of it. The professor did not do that and that got me wondering (not knowing) how to calculate the formulas. I think if I had seen a few examples, it would have been enough to understand and keep up.
So, more step-by-step instructions on the mechanics of formulas, would be my biggest recommendation.
But the professor did a superb job explaining the concepts, and showcasing some industry applications of the models.
Thank you for asking.
By Rubén M F•
Great explanations provided by Prof. Waterman, however for the price of this course (in my view quite expensive) the materials available are quite poor (e.g. the formulas shown in the pdf slides are a mess, not a mathematical summary, etc), and the level of the quizzes is very basic. I would have expected much more from a course coming from Whaton.
By Saman K•
I liked the course because of its format and material. Basically it was comprehensive.
I did not like the presentation and lack of practical examples. I had to force myself to concentrate at times and search other sources for more detailed insight.
By nikhil c•
Its good for the starters but touches very few and very basic concepts. No offense, but the professor could have made it much more interaction by making the better slights he would just read values without even using markers
By Nadine F•
I love this subject, but the way it was taught here was extremely boring and hard to follow/focus. I took it this class at NYU for grad school (higher level), so I was just looking to refresh and almost died.
By Michael S•
Really superficial overview, I suppose it's good for just familiarizing oneself with assigning the appropriate model, but to shallow for any real carry over to the real world.
By Davide B•
It is very easy and somehow less impacting on real business problem. I hope this Microdegree will get into some kind of complexity otherwise will remain high school level.