May 28, 2018
Exceptional disposition and lucid explanations! Ideal for a Risk Management professional to sharpen machine learning skills!
Mar 18, 2019
Excellent. I picked up quite a bit of ML as applied to finance through this fast paced course.
Dec 06, 2018
The lecture is actually good. The positive experience is totally ruined by the quality of programming assignments though. As someone put it on course forum - they seem as if someone built a poor implementation with odd design choices in rush, then deleted a couple of random lines and asked students to read his/her mind. Not sure if I'll continue the specialization now.
創建者 Teemu P•
Feb 24, 2019
Do not take this course before you review week 2,3 and 4 coding assignments which are wholly disconnected and arbitrary guesswork assignments where your task is to fill in missing pieces of code without any guidance or support. In its current stage the course is inaccessible to all but most tenacious learners with significant python and scikit experience.
創建者 Leo M•
Dec 02, 2018
One of the worst courses I've taken on Coursera. These courses really need to be tested before put out for public consumption.
Feb 25, 2019
Not an introductory level course. If you are new to machine learning, I would suggest taking Andrew Ng's course.....However some materials in this course are somewhat deep and rewarding if you have already got the basis..
The programming assignment is somehow painful and literally no introduction and demonstration of tensorflow is provided..... You need to do the reading and search the forum to get help to do the assignment
創建者 Dawid L•
Jan 27, 2019
Terrible. For the first time in long time I felt such abandoned. No support. Notebooks written sloppy with plenty of copy-paste and no fixing. Thought more of the lecturer as well but videos feel like he's just coming up with the material. Having strong mathematical background I felt that the lecturer is intentionally making simple things sound hard. I'm left with deep sense of wasted time. Leaving Coursera and never coming back.
創建者 George D•
Oct 24, 2018
interesting but big gap between lectures and coding assignments
創建者 John G S•
Apr 23, 2019
I rate the lectures and the lecture material a 5; however, the exercises are poorly documented and prepared and there is zero presence on the Forums from any of the TA's. The exercises, Forum and lack of TA's I rate a 1. Thus the 3 rating.
創建者 Denis K•
Aug 21, 2018
1) I don't really understand who is the target audience for this course.
For those who already have experience with machine learning, there is very little new information related specifically to ML applications in finance, most of the course is just explaination of machine learning basics.
For those who are new machine learning, it is too brief and lacks explaination of practical aspects. I don't understand how someone with no ML experience is expected to do these buggy programming assigments with almost no guidance and little lecture materials explaining working with ML libraries.
If you are new to ML, there are many MUCH better courses available.
2) Programming assigments are terrible. There are critical bugs in code templates, bugs in evaluation, messy and unclean instructions. These problems are reported in forum discussions for months but still not fixed.
創建者 Steven O•
Aug 12, 2018
I would give this class zero stars if I could. It is a great topic and I had high expectations. The assignments are poorly worded, instructions are vague and that is putting it mildly. The material required to complete the assignments is mostly not covered in the lectures. I can't believe NYU gives its name to this jumbled mess. Buyer Beware!
創建者 Minglu Z•
Aug 05, 2018
The assignments are very bad. Some content are hard to understand what it wants me to do. So little instructions about the formula and model, on the contrary, it needs the EXACT SAME answer with the EXACT SAME process of the assignment wants to pass it.
The Quiz also very bad. ALL the questions are THE SAME AS the control questions in the videos.
Though the course has good content, I will not recommend anyone to take it.
創建者 Bilal E•
Jul 11, 2018
So many technical issues in the grading system. Also, Assignments are not clearly explained
創建者 Christophe O•
Apr 19, 2019
Very Difficult - Impossible to succeed without very strong prior experience. Would deserve more guidelines
創建者 Yi B•
Apr 15, 2019
The course is not mature enough. If someone wants to learn machine learning in finance with efficiency and practicality, he or she should consider other options instead of this specialization/course.
創建者 Ronald B•
Mar 17, 2019
The assignments of the last week were poorly planned, almost impossible to understand.
創建者 Walter O A•
Jan 05, 2019
I learned much and got good practice in Python and Tensorflow as well as good exposure to the literature. I was able to download the course materials from the course system and work out homework on my own system for which I was pleased. The automatic grading system worked without incident once I figured it out and did not crash on me. On the other hand, some of the homeworks were less than fully explained and/or motivated by the course material and did contain errors and omissions in the supplied code that I had to track down in order to get them correct. The feedback from the grader was of no use beyond stating whether the answer was correct, but this is pretty standard. The course was frustrating at times and I would recommend it only for students who are highly motivated, but for those who are, it is definitely worth the effort.
創建者 Vladimir B•
Aug 26, 2018
More or less this course is good and interesting. However, homework assignments were awful. It's unclear and it's very hard to understand what is asked and how it would be graded.
創建者 Ishrit T•
Jun 16, 2019
A more detailed introduction and guide to python for machine learning would have made this course one of the best out there
創建者 Omar E O F•
Jun 14, 2019
Very goo lectures, but assessment exercises are not well defined. Examples not shown in lectures. Not enough briefing for starting exercises. No active forum for discussion.
創建者 Maksim G•
Jun 10, 2019
Good material but assignments explanation were too sparse and even expectation of material not covered in videos or readings (example is Tobit regression in week 4).
創建者 Nayan a•
Jun 05, 2019
Lectures are mostly short review of the topic. So you should know topics beforehand or supplement it with readings. Problems are great, you cannot solve it unless you understand the concept properly, so that good point.
Jun 03, 2019
No help on forum
Don't take this as a paid course to pass
Just take this as an audit course
創建者 Aydar A•
May 24, 2019
To much math in lectures, assignments are not coherent and complicated, im not sure that i need tensorflow from scratch to work with finance(Keras fits better)
創建者 Amro T•
May 19, 2019
This course is more of mathematical introduction to machine learning than actual practical machine learning tips and tricks course. Math is definitely crucial but the way it was conveyed was not really good. I would have provided a refresher week just in math to refresh the students before jumping into the mathematics in the course. In the notebooks, there is a lot that was missing. Because I was already familiar with the material and I used TensorFlow, Numpy, Sklearn and statsmodels before and built several models with them before, I was able to navigate through. But if I was a totally new student, I would have a very hard time going through those notebooks. A couple of good notes, Please try to summarize all the important equations into a PDF file either for the entire course or per week to be as a reference when needed.
創建者 Masato Y•
Apr 14, 2019
創建者 Amir T•
Apr 12, 2019
The teaching quality is poor and lacks practical examples. It is too technical, which you don't expect for this kind of courses. The mathematics were presented poorly and sometimes without context.