Ratings for Stoica, I

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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70
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Helpfulness
65
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75

Comment: I liked this class, especially because it covers concurrency and synchronization. The projects are time consuming (start early!) but are pretty interesting (the first two are operating system related and the last two are about distributed computing). The exams were fairly computational, as opposed to exams in a class like cs170. The GSIs for this class were extremely helpful; they answered, basically, every question on piazza!

Submitted June 5th, 2013

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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63
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72
Helpfulness
41
Enthusiasm
65

Comment: I could not understand what he was saying, but the exams were very fair and projects were useful.

Submitted May 1st, 2013

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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73
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100
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Comment: The bad ratings below are all for the Fall 2011 offering of the class. Since then, the teaching staff have done a lot to fix the class. This was definitely a very interesting class, and also a very essential class. Stoica is a great professor, although he can be quite boring at times. He answers questions very precisely and is quite nice in office hours. The projects were also very interesting for the most part. The first 2 use the Nachos code, and have some autograder test cases released, as it is very hard to manually test the nachos code. Beware, since all the cases aren't released, just passing the few they post does not ensure passing the entire test suite. The last 2 projects involve building a key value storage system - project 3 being a single node system, and project 4 building off proj 3 to build a distributed system. Project 4 is very lengthy, and was due during dead week, so it was hard to manage during dead week. But the project is very much worth it as it enables understanding of distributed systems. The exams were not too bad. The midterm covers the first half of the class, which is the core. The final covered lots of the random topics covered after the midterm, so as long as you keep up with the lectures and understand the projects, you should be fine. Also, one thing to note, is to have a good group going into the class. There will be times when one member may not be able to pull through due to other classes, so you want to have members who won't screw you over when it comes to splitting up the work for the large projects.

Submitted Jan. 19th, 2013

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Spring 2012)
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4
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0

Submitted Nov. 3rd, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Spring 2012)
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50

Submitted Oct. 9th, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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50
Enthusiasm
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Submitted Oct. 8th, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Spring 2012)
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0
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52

Comment: HORROR - Exams have nothing to do with the projects you do, but are so time-consuming! It's like taking 2 different classes. But Stoica and the TAs don't have all the specs laid out, it's chaotic, and they don't get back to you quickly with regard to what you gotta get done.

Submitted Oct. 1st, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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89
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82
Helpfulness
70
Enthusiasm
72

Submitted Sept. 24th, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Fall 2012)
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71
Exams
50
Helpfulness
30
Enthusiasm
92

Comment: Prof. Stoica was enthusiastic.. but be prepared to be bored during lecture

Submitted Sept. 18th, 2012

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Stoica, I (CS 162, Spring 2012)
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78
Exams
66
Helpfulness
68
Enthusiasm
98

Submitted May 7th, 2012