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 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 Debasish K•
Feb 26, 2019
Good because it gives a high level good overview of ML in Finance, SVM and Tensorflow.
However, Some examples are very easy and some have been made difficult by providing no references. Tobit regression was very vague. No links to proper reference. Neural Network was the example from Geron's Handbook but there were errors in the custom function that was defined.
More mathematical depth is required.
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 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.
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 Umendra C•
Nov 18, 2018
Course material is good and a rating of 4 stars or more would have been a fair one, if it was not for very poorly designed and ill prepared assignments. The teaching staff really need to step up a level or two for the assignments.
The course content is good and that the only reason, I am still sticking with this specialization.
par Shobhit L•
Aug 06, 2018
The assignments can improve a lot. The jupyter notebooks have no clarity in instructions and most of the time we have to struggle to find exactly what is expected from our code.
The specialization has a lot of potential, anchored only by the lack of the quality of the assignments.
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 Daham K•
May 10, 2020
Great contents. Excellent topic.
But poor explanation especially in coding assignment.
The assignment includes every coding stuff you need to learn in this course. But there is no explanation about it. You can learn theory from prof. But...coding...?
par Wi K•
Mar 08, 2020
The course content is a good review for machine learning with a preliminary introduction on TensorFlow 1.0. However the exercises are mediocre, without clear instruction. Also TensorFlow 1.0 is out of date
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.
par Mike S•
Jan 04, 2020
The lectures were very good, but the assignments lacked supporting material. Also, most of the further reading was behind a paywall or the links had been removed.
par Vincent G•
Nov 20, 2018
Content of the class is really good but technology/support is deplorable (Had to wait 3 weeks before the assignments got fixed by the support staff)
par Vitalii A•
Dec 10, 2018
Not very related to finance plus most of the tasks are easy to complete, but hard to understand what needs to be done.
par Alan X•
Jul 29, 2018
There is always something to be fixed in the assignments... Great content and relevance though.
Aug 31, 2018
Great content, but the labs are difficult to understand and often unrelated with the content.
par Manav A•
Jul 12, 2020
Proper structure is absent but a lot of potential inside the course.
par Lee H C T•
Sep 23, 2018
some python notebook has bugs, wasting time for me to fix
par Vicente I•
Dec 20, 2018
It lacks information on how to proceed on NN coding.
par Masato Y•
Apr 14, 2019
par Bhushan G•
Mar 19, 2020
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 Oliver P M•
Jul 14, 2020
The course has rather decent videos, but the actual quality of exercises dunk after the very first one. Several exercises lack vital information in order to be able to successfully complete these without resorting to guesswork, while other pure and blatantly contains errors such as resetting the random number generator when taking new batches. In addition the solutions are so airtight, that rounding errors on the smallest of decimals causes one to get zero points, while the solution in any normal circumstance would be looked at as perfectly viable. Finally the version of tensorflow used is now so old, that the documentation has been scrapped from tensorflows own webpage, resulting in certain unexpected results whenever one tries to scoure the 1.15.0 documentation for an answer to certain problems.
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 Lee H•
May 21, 2020
Not the best. If you are new to ML, there are much better courses out there, and the treatment here is too brief (I had done other courses on ML already, so it wasn't a show-stopper, but still I did not learn much here). The lecturer often speaks quickly with dense slides and barely enough time to read and digest everything on the screen before moving to the next. The assignments treat things not covered in the lectures and have many bugs. It's a shame as the content treated would be interesting to learn.