Ratings for Joseph, A D

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2016)
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44
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Helpfulness
73
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: The class must have changed a lot since Fall 2011, when it got a ridiculous number of 0 ratings. The class is quite organized, and Joseph is a clear and knowledgeable lecturer. Projects and homeworks were hard but good learning experiences (though sometimes poorly spec'd like in the last homework). Exams were straightforward but require some attention to detail. Even if you don't do the entire project, make sure to understand your group's parts because they might show up on the exam. And as always, get a good group.

Submitted May 21st, 2016

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2016)
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70
Exams
84
Helpfulness
91
Enthusiasm
86

Comment: Deserves a waaay higher rating. I think it's because the course is more organized now than it was in the past. But Joseph is the best professor to teach this class, no doubt.

Submitted May 19th, 2016

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2016)
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30
Exams
91
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
93

Comment: He deserves a way higher rating. Good and clear lectures. Projects and homework were hard.

Submitted May 14th, 2016

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2014)
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98
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78

Submitted Oct. 14th, 2014

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2014)
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Helpfulness
73
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70

Comment: hard as hell class, jospeh made it more interesting i guess. he looks like the guy from the movie 2012.

Submitted Sept. 30th, 2014

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Fall 2013)
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70
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50
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72
Enthusiasm
85

Comment: Great lecturer, approachable guy. He's very helpful in office hours and doesn't deserve nearly the amount of bad rep some reviews give him. The course is not very technical, but it is very broad instead of deep. The readings are really long and about 25% of it is sort of useless, and 100% of it is boring. Exams aren't super hard if you keep up, which is the hard thing to do since it's so easy to get lost in the projects. Your group will make or break you. Projects are good learning tools, but I wish it wasn't set up with 4-5 people. 2-3 would have been plenty; you end up fragmenting too many of the tasks so you don't get the whole learning experience, and you have to deal with too much coordination overhead. TAs basically run the class. The professors don't really get involved with (or seem to understand) how the projects work.

Submitted May 11th, 2014

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2013)
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50
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50
Enthusiasm
67

Submitted April 28th, 2014

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Spring 2013)
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Exams
81
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: Joseph's lectures seem very well-rehearsed. I liked his analogies. First half of the course is OS material (pretty useful). Second half of the course is a survey of networking, databases, and security. I wish we had more extensive feedback from the projects, especially since some of the projects build on previous ones. I think they are working on better autograders for the projects. Exams are very straightforward, similar to previous semesters' exams. I didn't use the textbook at all.

Submitted Dec. 25th, 2013

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Fall 2013)
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59
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71
Helpfulness
56
Enthusiasm
4

Submitted Dec. 25th, 2013

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Joseph, A D (CS 162, Fall 2013)
Assignments
80
Exams
45
Helpfulness
20
Enthusiasm
46

Comment: Good lecturer. Awesome set of TAs this semester. However, didn't seem to really care about students, was very impersonal during office hours, almost like he didn't want to be there. Very terse in 1-on-1 communication. Lectures aren't very technical, first 2 projects were great. the last 2 were less good. Your group matters a lot for this class.

Submitted Dec. 25th, 2013