July 06, 2005

Gallego, Guillermo
W4150

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The man videotapes his lectures? Had that been true it would've made my life a lot easier. His class was hell. Even though he seems to be an excellent instructor who cares about his students, most of the class felt that his approach was unnecessarily difficult. Practically all of the lecture notes and the exams in this class are highly theoretical in nature, which is incredibly painful for those of us who were truly taking stats for the first time. Don't get me wrong, Prof. Gallego is articulate and organized. I'm sure his proofs of all those statistical theorems are absolutely spotless...but that doesn't help if most of the class would never understand them anyway. In none of the exams was the class average above 60, and being as brilliant a statistician as he is, I expected the curve to have been a bit more generous. Avoid this class if possible.

Workload:

Weekly problem sets--those were straight out of the book, so doable. Midterm and final--yeah, good luck with those.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
IEOR / SIEO IEOR SIEO W4150: Intro-Probability & Statistics Guillermo Gallego 2012 Fall MW / 11:40-12:55 PM 1
IEOR / SIEO IEOR SIEO W4150: Intro-Probability & Statistics Guillermo Gallego 2010 Fall MW / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
IEOR / SIEO IEOR SIEO W4150: Intro-Probability & Statistics Guillermo Gallego 2009 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
IEOR / SIEO IEOR SIEO W4150: Intro-Probability & Statistics Larry Wright 2008 Fall TR / 11:00-12:15 PM 1