Oct 16, 2016
Hats off to the team who put the course together! Prof Guestrin is a great teacher. The course gave me in-depth knowledge regarding classification and the math and intuition behind it. It was fun!
Jan 25, 2017
Very impressive course, I would recommend taking course 1 and 2 in this specialization first since they skip over some things in this course that they have explained thoroughly in those courses
by Willismar M C•
Nov 19, 2016
Amazing Course Module, I learned a lot of concepts for classifications using Decision Trees, Logistic Functions, Boosting, Ensemble and way to attack problems. Also a lot of coding with Graphlab, I personally like to program by my own but I also appreciating the tool for the class and comparing my skills with other tools. Very cool ! Nice Class
by Richard N B A•
Mar 09, 2016
A great course! Well presented, does not shy away from the mathematics (very nice optional units that go into more detail for the interested student!), keeps focus on the material and maintains the structure and feel of the specialization as a whole. It's great that we get to actually implement some of the algorithms. Strongly recommended!
by Muhammad W K•
Aug 19, 2019
A great course. Starting from very simple and easy-to-understand concepts of classification, it takes us through very important grass-root concepts and algorithms necessary not only in classification but in better general machine learning understanding too. Like Precision and Recall, Boosting, Scalability and Online machine learning etc.
by Shrikrishna S P•
Oct 18, 2019
The course is very well structured. It starts from the basic classifiers, further moving on to more complex ones. The instructors teach how to implement each mentioned algorithm from scratch, this really makes the course above par.
I loved the course and it helped me to become a good machine learning practitioner.
Thanks Emily and Carlos.
by Saravanan C•
Jul 08, 2017
Excellent effort by the tutors to simplify and motivate the learning process (it kept me engaged) One shouldn't forget that this is just a start NOT an end of acquiring the programming skills as it spoon feeds majority of the supportive (or) actual code!! (so please open a blank notebook and write ALL pieces of needed code as well)
Oct 26, 2016
I appreciate the way Emily and Carlos explain the concepts. Its very intuitive for beginners and optional sections give further details. The datasets used in programming assignments are taken from real world examples.
Overall an excellent course and really looking forward to completing the series.
Kudos to Carlos, Emily and the team.
by Rajat S B•
Jun 13, 2016
Great course , It gives the idea of how we should do classification from scratch as well as understanding the concept of how to handle large dataset during training. Boosting is one of the most important technique as what I have heard in machine learning and it's great to understand the concept of it.
by Hugo L M•
May 18, 2018
Very nice feelings from this course. Nice teacher, nice contents and very nice assignements, everything very well structured. As you can see the sentiment coming from my review is a clear +1, so I hope the algorithm looking for good reviews to show to other posible students chooses mine to show up!
by Abhijit P•
Oct 25, 2017
Excellent course. Loved getting into the details of classification. This was a bit loaded with couple of quizzes as well as assignments in each module. Some questions were tricky and had to go through the videos again to figure out the correct answer. Carlos explained all the concepts very well
by Thomas K•
Oct 29, 2018
In my opinion, so far the best part in the specialization series. The only thing, that was strange for me is that the effort required for programming varied a lot. So from week to week, it was difficult to predict how much time and effort would be needed to finish the assignments in time.
by Pardha S M•
Jun 02, 2017
All the quiz and programming assignments prepared such away that student can easily get into the workflow, concentrating more on concepts without taking much overhead of programming yet need to think rigorously while writing that small portion of "YOUR CODE" parts on couple of occasions
by Andre J•
Mar 18, 2016
These Machine Learning classes have been fantastic so far, really enjoying them. Very good coverage of topics and challenging exercises to drive home the learning. The effort put into developing the classes has been superb and I look forward to the rest of the specialization.
by Nguyen D P•
Dec 20, 2017
This course is so good. I can understand the algorithm and know the way how i can apply this for real life. Thanks so much coursera.org and Washinton university made the wonderful job for everybody. After this course i changed vision, innovation and i think people like me.
by Uday A•
Jun 15, 2017
Great learning experience. Thanks to Carlos and Emily! Loving every bit of this specialization. :)
It would help if there could be a small introduction to other types of classifiers (Naive Bayes, SVM etc), atleast pointing the student to external resources to try them out.
by Sundar J D•
Apr 23, 2016
Overall a great course and has a very good instructor. Teaches you all the fundamentals behind classification algorithms and models. Contains very good assignments/projects that make you implement the models yourself to get a much better understanding of the concepts.
by Chintamani K•
Oct 10, 2017
In detail course for understanding the various concepts of classification. Instead of relying on the libraries, the course focuses on teaching the algorithm implementation using coding language of user's choice. This helps in understanding the algorithms better.
by Rahul G•
May 06, 2017
Excellent course except that week 7 th assignment based on ipynb notebook had some redundant questions. Otherwise a good course especially sheds light on Adaboost, ensemble classifiers and stochastic gradient with batch processing.
Thanks Professor Carlos.
by Sathiraju E•
Nov 28, 2018
It's such a well organized course. Concepts are taught in an interesting way and made simple to understand through examples that thread along the course. I would recommend any aspiring data scientists to take this course. Thank you Carlos and Emily.
by Tripat S•
Jun 24, 2016
This is the best course ever that can happen in ML...I did not know anything, but after taking this specialization, my understanding of ML has dramatically improved
Would recommend without any reservation - Prof Gustrin and Prof Fox are the best!!!
Mar 31, 2016
I come to know how can i applym machine learning conceps i real world scenarios . The instructors are so nice and always explaining in simple methods. Nice teaching abilities.. Glad to guided under this kind of instructors. Nice experience.
by Marios A•
Mar 08, 2016
The course is really well structured and gives a solid understanding in the latest approaches in Machine Learning. However I would also like to see in this course more sophisticated math, because it matters and I think there are important.
by Bert B•
Oct 20, 2016
Very well done course.
Would be nice to have many more very short examples during the lectures that match the formulas. This would help me understand the formulas much better since I do not have a calculus or linear algebra background.
by Akshay B•
May 24, 2017
Excellent and intuitive introduction to classification.Certainly a lighthouse in a rather overwhelming and chaotic learning scenario of machine learning we have now a days(Highly recommended for both mathematics and programming student)
by leonardo d•
Dec 02, 2018
This course covered very interesting aspects of real-world applications for machine learning. From my point of view, the theory was very clear an valuable, until that point that the programming assignments closed the cycle beautifully.
by Jafed E•
Jul 06, 2019
I enjoy the lectures. The professor has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested. Lots of concrete math examples which make it easier to understand. Very good slides which are well formulated and easy to understand