The instructor is his classmate and exactly a weird guy to avoid. Can you imagine 26 homework programming problems of machine learning to be done in one week?
if you do not want to get a very low grade, do not take his course.
From the author of the The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award.
I wish the homework wasn't presented in terms of Sontags confusing non-standard formulations.
You will have to do a loooooooot of homework to get even a B. He was always confident with his hard homework but actually his homework was copied from other universities, such as Stanford and UMass.
Professor Sontag may assign a lot of homework and readings, but you actually walk away with a clear picture of the material.
His lectures are easily the best I've attended in Courant.
The course materials are well planned, it covers the basic graphical model stuff.
This guy still participated in mapping out the terrible syllabus even if he is not teaching the machine learning course.He seems to genuinely care about students in his classes.Can you imagine that a professor can make more than 15 out of 40 drop the course? His slides and homework are copied from other institutions since he knows nothing about the course materials." Sontag's influence on Nunez, who went on to become a successful novelist, would be profound.Described by Nunez as "a natural mentor" who saw educating others as both a moral obligation and a source of endless pleasure, Sontag inevitably infected those around her with her many cultural and intellectual passions.But for this course, only very hard working clever students may get A Don't take this class if you are looking for something easy or something to fulfill some requirements and don't take this class if you aren't willing to work hard.