Aug 24, 2019
Introduction of ML for Financial application with combination of Scikit learn, Statsmodels and Tensorflow with neuralnets made this class very interesting. Learned and Enjoyed lot.
May 28, 2018
Exceptional disposition and lucid explanations! Ideal for a Risk Management professional to sharpen machine learning skills!
par cyril c•
Oct 11, 2018
content of the lessons is quite good, I would give it 5 stars if the assignments weren't so buggy, contains mistakes, unclear instructions, no help from staff/moderator/instructor, technical issues that are not resolved, etc. a lot of frustration, it just feels like the course was rushed to production and they let the students debug it
par Desi I•
Sep 18, 2018
Good overview of ML and some basic applications to finance.
The pace is very good for people with some training in statistics and maths.
The assignments, however, are not particularly clear and with some obvious errors. There's room for improvement in the description of the exercises as well as including some tests to verify that you're getting the correct output.
Sep 22, 2018
It's a good course but the homework is poorly designed with unclear instructions. Moreover, it's better to get familiar with Python before start this course. The suggested book "Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn & TensorFlow" is a very good resource.
par Lee H C T•
Sep 23, 2018
some python notebook has bugs, wasting time for me to fix
par Philipp P•
Oct 06, 2018
Cons: overall content is good. Pros: when you release something (software or scientific article) you often do rigorous testing. Why not to do it with your Jupyter Notebooks? I do not understand it.
Aug 31, 2018
Great content, but the labs are difficult to understand and often unrelated with the content.
par Ruixin Y•
Jun 18, 2018
Spent more time than expected. And when I tried to access the last assignment, it showed "404 : Not Found You are requesting a page that does not exist!"I understand the professor and other TA put a lot of effort on these courses, but I would say the assignments are not well organized, and more instructions are needed. Really hope the instructors could update/improve the courses/assignments. Thanks.
par Masato Y•
Apr 14, 2019
par Vincent L•
Aug 25, 2019
extremely hard to follow, but better than when it originally came out. I had signed up after numerous ML courses and tried to skip to the later courses in this specialization. I got stuck trying to implement some crazy equations. I'm ok with looking up api methods, but the need to look out for reshaping is troublesome because it's inconsistent throughout the course. Overall, hard to follow.
par Sridhar S•
Sep 17, 2019
Good Lectures and Presentations. However, there are gaps in the theoretical explanations. The assignments and the Final Project requires considerable learning from the resources. Considerable portion of learning is achieved by completing them.
par Chris S•
Oct 29, 2019
The lectures were Ok and the course assignments were Ok as well, but they had very little to do with each other. The course and ideas have so much more potential than was provided with this class. It is very unfortunate.
par Quentin V•
Jul 29, 2018
The automatic grading system does not work.
par Ricardo F•
Jul 22, 2018
I gave up while working on week 4's homework of the first course of this specialization. The two main reasons that led me to do so are: (1) very little on finance engineering except reference to problem cases and recommended readings; and (2) homework quality is really inferior to other machine learning courses I took at Coursera. I recognize that my first observation may not apply to the remaining courses of this specialization, but it is definitely the case in course 1. In the end, I thought I was not learning enough to justify the time and effort. Lectures are OK but they could be improved a lot by adding more financial engineering elements.
par Leo s•
Sep 12, 2018
I faced some technique issue with submitting assignment. I hope there would be some technic help.
par Conan H•
Sep 27, 2018
Interesting overview let down by lack of clarity on exercises such as the exact formulae and expected format of the outputs.
par Vivek U•
Jul 14, 2018
Exellent content let down by endless flaws in grading system and lack of responses from tutor or instructor. Issues finally resolved 2 days before course end date.
par Chris M•
Jul 01, 2018
Lectures are good, but assignments are half baked, under specified and half the grading has errors. I hope this improves for people that take (and pay for!) this in the future
par 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.
par Hrishikesh A R•
Jun 23, 2019
Objectives of assignments are not clear. The instructions provided in assignments are not clear. Tensorflow should be taught extensively because most of the students are facing problems in same.
par 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.
par ALI R•
Aug 19, 2019
The course material are presented sparsely despite my initial expectation which may be formed by Andrew Ng in his ML course. Anyway I believe it is a good roadmap for learners of ML in finance and also for me to find and I should be grateful of the Coursera.
par Zhen C•
Oct 26, 2019
Lectures are good. Exercises are confusing, kind of irrelevant to the lectures and do not have any information about the underlying data. Sample codes are useful though.
par Andreas A•
Nov 21, 2018
par Deleted A•
Jul 31, 2018
The course content is okay but the assignments are so poorly designed and no one responds to the questions on Week3 assignment #5.
par Sean H•
Jul 31, 2018
The material is promising, but the staff running the course do not give a lot of direction on how to pursue learning the content. The programming assignments are left almost completely to the students guessing what they're suppose to do with little direction. There is almost no feedback on how your code has performed, except to say that your code was wrong, which you already understand from not getting the points. While I was able to achieve a passing grade in this course and the next, it was only because of the community of students that figured things out together, but with no other reliable way of figuring the material out. The code was also rife with bugs that weren't fixed for weeks while students tried and failed over and over again to pass assignments that they simply could not pass. It ended up wasting many hours of my time and, no doubt, other students' time. Simply check the forums to see the frustration from the Coursera community, that normally expects and receives high quality educational content.