Prof. Koller did a great job communicating difficult material in an accessible manner. Thanks to her for starting Coursera and offering this advanced course so that we can all learn...Kudos!!
The course was deep, and well-taught. This is not a spoon-feeding course like some others. The only downside were some "mechanical" problems (e.g. code submission didn't work for me).
by Ryan D•
Quiz and Video Lecture content was good. Would have preferred different format for programming assignments. The 30 minute life time of programming assignment submission tokens was pretty inconvenient. Overall great course. Definitely more challenging than the Machine Learning course material.
by Jorge P•
Brilliant course, extremely challenging. Prof. Koller does a great job explaining the concepts and uses up-to-date and useful examples. The quizzes are the hardest I've faced in Coursera, this course is no joke, it will take time, effort and taking notes to get through it.
by roi s•
I really like how Dafna is teaching the course, very clear!
It will be nice if their could be a following course that will show new frameworks and code that implements PGMs. Like the courses of deep learning where Andrew Ng is focusing mostly on the practical side.
by Anurag P•
The course is quite hard, however it becomes easier if you follow the book along with course. Also, programming assignments need to improved, the bugs and known issues mentioned in forum should be incorporated to prevent people from wasting time on setup issues.
by Yuxuan X•
Awsome course for Information/Knowledge Engineering. Although not necessary to finish all the honor assignments, it is highly recommended to implement them. Not only for comprehension, but also practice. You can actually apply them on your career or research.
by Minh N•
Quite a steep learning curve. Definitely not for those without prior experience in machine learning, or statistics in general. Also, I would much appreciate it if more test cases were provided in the programming assignments to help with debugging.
by Christophe K•
Very challenging course, but hey, if you are here, you are looking for that!
Lots of knowledge to absorb, but that leads you to a deep understanding on Probability Graphs properties.
I've learnt a lot and I really enjoyed taking this course.
by Maxim V•
Basic but absolutely necessary knowledge (representation). Quizzes were surprisingly easy. The best (and in my opinion absolutely necessary) part are the honor assignments, they make the course not just a little but many times better.
by José A R•
Excellent course. Very well explained with precise detail and practical material to consolidate knowledge.
This was my first approach to PGM and end it fascinated. Will look to learn more from this subject.
Thank you very much Daphne!!
by Chatard J•
Une méthode pédagogique sans faille. Des contrôles et des exercices qui permettent d'approfondir ce qu'on apprend et de faire le point en permanence. Un merveilleux voyage dans le monde des Modèles Graphiques Probabilistes.
by Justin C•
This was a fantastic introduction to PGM for a non-expert. It is well paced for an online course and the assignments provide enough depth to hone your knowledge and skills within the 5 week timeframe. Highly recommended.
by KE Z•
All Programming Assignments are challenging (Bayesian net, Markov net/CRF, and decision making), but very essential to help understand how PGM works. I definitely will enroll the second course in this specialization.
by Alexey K•
Thank you! It's simply incredible exercise for brain! :-) The best ever course here, which teaches one to really think and model, rather than merely click to choose most plausible answer ( like other courses do )
by Ofelia P R P•
Curso muy completo que da conocimiento realmente avanzado sobre modelos gráficos probabilísticos. Aviso, la especialización es complicada para los que no somos expertos del tema!
by Jorge C•
Sugerencia: Algunos de los ejemplos numéricos presentados en el curso podrían ir acompañados de alguna expresión matemática intermedia que facilite la comprensión de los mismos.
by Christopher M P•
Simply excellent. A wonderful course to begin the representation of PGM. Be advised.... this can get quite advanced. It's all about that Bayes, 'bout that Bayes.... no trouble.
by Christopher B•
learned a lot. lectures were easy to follow and the textbook was able to more fully explain things when I needed it. looking forward to the next course in the series.
by Anthony L•
Some parts are challenging enough in the PAs, if you are familiar with Matlab this course is a great opportunity to get familiar with PGMs and learn to handle these.
really great course! very clear and logical structure. I completed a graphical models course as part of my master's degree, and this really helped to consolidate it
by Prasid S•
Very well designed. There were areas here I struggled with the technical details and had to read up a lot to understand. The assignments are very well designed.
by Al F•
Excellent Course. Very Deep Material. I purchased the Text Book to allow for a deeper understanding and it made the course so much easier. Highly recommended
by Vivek G•
Great course. some programming assignments are tough (not too nicely worded and automatic grader can be a bit annoying) but all in all, great course
by Sureerat R•
This subject covered in this course is very helpful for me who interested in inference methods, machine learning, computer vision, and optimization.
by Angel G G•
Great course, I miss some programming assignments (I didn't do the "honors"), but the quizzes are already good to test your general understanding.
by Ayush T•
This course is really good. It is well organized and taught in the best way which really helped me to implement similar ideas for my projects.