Jul 13, 2017
Prof. Koller did a great job communicating difficult material in an accessible manner. Thanks to her for starting Coursera and offering this advanced course so that we can all learn...Kudos!!
Oct 23, 2017
The course was deep, and well-taught. This is not a spoon-feeding course like some others. The only downside were some "mechanical" problems (e.g. code submission didn't work for me).
par Brian E•
Aug 27, 2020
The content is good. I'm excited to learn enough about these techniques to use them in my projects at work. The quizzes seem overly complicated and have trickily worded questions, especially for the honors parts. The programming assignments are tough, which is OK, but the bugs in the submission process make completing them very frustrating. The forums are full of people trying to reach admins / mentors to get things fixed without success.
par Shantanu B•
Sep 03, 2018
This course is a very essential learning step for people who want to learn and work with Baysean or Markov networks. I think that the course can be further improved by going a little slow on certain assertions or deductions which are fundamental to the subject. Those should be properly emphasized. But overall the assignments were challenging and actually made you think about the things taught in that corresponding video.
Nov 09, 2017
This is a tough course so it was split into 3 parts. I've learned some ideas about bayesian network and markov model. The major problem about this course is the programming assignment, which is poorly maintained. Daphne Koller is very brilliant but this makes it hard for people to catch up with her, especially for people whose mother language is not English. After all, this is an interesting course!
par Laurent G•
May 05, 2020
This is overall a great course. It required me a bit of reading outside of the course material, and fail on quizzes a few times before understanding, but it is was very much worth the effort. However, the assignments in MATLAB and IAMSAM feel dated. As much as I would like to exercise the newly acquired knowledge with exercises MATLAB is particularly irritating after having used other languages.
par Zhen L•
Nov 16, 2016
The course gives an good introduction of PGM. The highlights are the well-designed quizzes and assignments. But the videos of lectures are not good enough. It's too fast and some key concepts are not clearly explained.
After looked into another course on coursera, I add a star for this....
par Vincent L•
Mar 21, 2018
Some of the examples are a bit confusing. I mostly used logic to solve these versus following a formula. Octave was fine but I didn't know how to use SAMIAM and so gave up on the coding assignments since PGMs aren't a focus area for me except for general theoretical knowledge.
par Roland R•
Dec 20, 2017
Good course. Sometimes a little bit hard to follow. For example representation of probability functions as graphs (connection between factorisation of probabilty distribution and cliques in the graph). And I'm not sure If I can apply PGMs to real world problems now.
par Hanbo L•
Apr 30, 2017
In general this is a good introductory course. You should read the book if you want more in-depth knowledge in this field. I feel that some of the concepts can be expanded a little more, like local structure in Markov model. Overall, this is a great course.
Apr 20, 2017
Everything is explained very clearly throughout the course, and the structure they use to teach the subject , from basics to advanced material, is especially helpful. Would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in probabilistic modelling.
Nov 30, 2017
The materials are very interesting, however, this professor speaks so fast that it is hard to grasp the deep theory. In overall, this course is great. And I really need to do the assignment to enhance my comprehension about the content.
par Surender K•
Nov 07, 2016
Wonderful course with great material. Wish there were more examples in the material. Nonetheless cannot complain to get this course for free with SEE material and programming assignments (need to complete yet in this session)
par Akshaya T•
Jan 16, 2018
Some tutorials need disambiguating documentation (upgrade :)) but otherwise, the course is really good. It would also help if there is a mention of what chapters to study from the book for every lesson -- in the slides.
par Rajeev B A•
Dec 23, 2017
This specialization covers a lot of concepts and programming assignments which are very helpful in understanding the concepts clearly. Although, I wish there is some form of explanation for the programming assignments.
par Alain M•
Nov 03, 2018
Overall very good quality content. PAs are useful but some questions/tests leave too much to interpretation and can be frustrating for students. Audio quality for the classes could also be improved.
par Boxiao M•
Jun 28, 2017
The lecture was a bit too compact and unsystematic. However, if you also do a lot of reading of the textbook, you can learn a lot. Besides, the Quiz and Programming task are of high qualities.
par Shawn C•
Nov 05, 2016
The course is great with plenty of knowledge. A little defect is about description about assignment. As the forum discussed, several quizzes may confusing.
par Shane C•
May 18, 2020
concepts in the videos are well presented. additional readings from the textbook are helpful to cement concepts not explained as thoroughly in the videos
par Hilmi E•
Feb 16, 2020
I really enjoyed attending this course. It is foundational material for anyone who wants to use graphical models for inference and decision making..
par Nimo F B•
Sep 10, 2020
Great content and easy to pick up. Only issue was with downloaded Octave software. Does not work, despite multiple downloads on different machines
par Roman S•
Mar 20, 2018
A good introduction to PGM, from very basic concepts to some move in-depth features. A big disadvantage is Matlab/Octave programming assignments.
par serge s•
Oct 18, 2016
Thanks to this course, Probabilistic Graphical Models are not anymore an esoteric subject! I am really looking for the second part of the course.
par Jack A•
Nov 05, 2017
The class was very exciting and challenging, but I felt the programming assignments weren't dependent on understanding the classwork at all.
par Francois L•
Mar 16, 2020
Really interesting contents but it would be great to have the exercises in a more up to date programming environment (python for instance)
par Gorazd H R•
Jul 07, 2018
A very demanding course with some glitches in lectures and materials. The topic itself is very interesting, educational and useful.
par Ashwin P•
Jan 09, 2017
Great material. Course mentors are nowhere to be found and some of the problems are hard, so I'd have liked to see some guidance.