16:198:552:01 50568 Nath B ENROLL= 22 RESP= 20 (90%) STRONGLY STRONGLY # OF MEAN MEAN MEAN MEAN DISAGREE NEUTRAL AGREE NO OF OF OF OF PART A: UNIVERSITY-WIDE QUESTIONS: 1 2 3 4 5 RESPONSES SECTION COURSE DEPT LEVEL 1. The instructor was prepared for class and presented the material in an organized manner 1 0 1 5 12 1 4.42 4.42 4.19 4.15 2. The instructor responded effectively to student comments and questions 1 0 1 7 11 0 4.35 4.35 4.30 4.27 3. The instructor generated interest in the course material 0 2 2 9 7 0 4.05 4.05 4.11 4.08 4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward assisting all students in understanding course material 0 1 2 8 9 0 4.25 4.25 4.36 4.34 5. The instructor assigned grades fairly 0 1 2 8 7 2 4.17 4.17 4.23 4.21 6. The instructional methods encouraged student learning 0 1 6 6 6 1 3.89 3.89 4.03 4.00 7. I learned a great deal in this course 0 1 7 4 8 0 3.95 3.95 4.06 4.01 8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject matter and wanted to take this course 2 2 3 3 10 0 3.85 3.85 4.13 4.13 POOR EXCELLENT 9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the instructor as 0 0 2 7 11 0 4.45 4.45 4.16 4.14 10. I rate the overall quality of the course as 0 0 3 9 8 0 4.25 4.25 4.13 4.10
What do you like best about this course?:
The sections of the course that dealt with energy proportional computing, high speed routers and data center TCP were really interesting.
You can tell that the professor prepares the class and knows what he is talking about.
I got to know the state of the art in Computer Networks
the course topic is highly relevant to my research
i liked his style of teaching. It was very interactive and things were logical.
The amount of information, papers the professor gave was very good and help us to see various researchs going in this field. It was very encouraging class
Content of the course was very well structured and presented.
the way professor teaches.. awesome...D
If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:
The projects could have been more structured and rigorous. Also the initial part of the course that dealt with the TCP/IP stack could have been reduced since this is a graduate course.
More lecture time because there is too much information and 3 hours a week is not enough. Plus making more constant small homeworks
Have a little bit more hands on approach to understand complicated concepts.
Reduce the duration for covering foundation material.
talking more about course project. talk less about basic staff. add topics like interdomain routing, future internet architecture (content centric network, mobilityFirst, XIA, etc), GENI, more SDN stuff
Some of the introductory material is not necessary. You lose your audience when things are too basic.
may be some practical works
In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:
The different areas in which TCP has been modified and used and the challenges that today's networking hardware face to support high speed routing were something that I had never read about before
I have learned a lot about network protocols and what is hot on this subject
The GPU Shader (as part of routing lecture) was mentioned in class. That piqued my interest and I decided to do the course project using GPU.
I like his way of giving a very rough idea of what the concept is and then digging deeper and deeper. That helped me learn the subject nice...
Learned basics of networking and got an exposure to current research trends in the topic
I didn't have a Networks class before. I learnt a lot in this course.
what all internet is about...... hats of to prof.....
Other comments or suggestions::
this is actually a general comment. I HAD to take this course because I couldn't take other courses. I was not really interested in the subject but the professor still managed to keep me attending the classes.
If there is another course being offered under this professor, I would love to take it, if the subject interests me.
Class at 8 30AM is very early, afternoon or evening time would be better.
3 hours at 8:40am is kind of brutal. You would probably get a better audience later in the day (Not sure if anything can be done about this).
Some people in class suggested that you cover the undergraduate material quicker than now. But I think the current pace is fine. Plus I took a parallel course on computer networks on Coursera, which I think really helped me understand the material in class. Maybe you could cut short the coverage of undergrad material and assign some background reading or videos to watch.