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Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

December 27, 2004

Kou, Steven
Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

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I disagree with most of the reviews of Professor Kou. Sure, English is not his first language, but it is very comprehensible. Professor Kou shows his enthusiasm for the material during his lectures, which are quite organized and comprehensive. In addition, he is very nice guy, helpful during office hours and often asks for feedback on how the class is going.

Prof. Kou's grading curve is almost too good to be true; with a little effort, it's quite easy to get an A-range grade. Be sure to study in-class examples, case studies, "in-class homeworks," and problem sets before each exam as almost all exam problems are verbatim from these sources.


Weekly problem set, which are very sure to attend all recitations, as the TA does out all HW problems. One midterm, which is pretty easy, and one difficult final. Of course there are the in-class homeworks (ie: quizzes) which aren't too bad if you pay attention during lecture.

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