Speech and Image Processing Systems Design
MY FAVORITE PROFESSOR OF ALL TIME. He is the BEST. He is such a nice person and he is fun. He was the first professor who actually made me think that EE is a very interesting subject to learn and studying EE can be really fun. Midterm was easy but the final made me think but wasn't bad at all because I studied. I went to all the lectures for the first time in my four years of UCLA. I am so glad that I took his class before graduating. I see someone wrote about him mumbling but come on, if you can't understand well, you were probably sitting in the back and not paying attention. I was at the front seat all the time and I found nothing wrong in his lecture skills. Someone mentioned about mistake too. He did make some mistakes in lectures but they weren't even crucial mistakes and he caught his mistakes all the time and fixed them too. Anyways, I hope I took 102 with him, then my UCLA life would have been changed because I had terrible and arrogant 102 professor who basically made me lose interest in EE. He truly cares about students learning materials. He was very eager to help students if they didn't understand something. Grazie Professor Lorenzelli!
Professor Villasenor is pretty much my favorite professor in the EE department. A couple downsides about him: 1. He goes way too fast in lecture, so you have to pay real close attention to him because zoning out for even one minute may result in you getting lost during the rest of the class period. 2. His exams aren't very easy. Nevertheless, he's very effective in delivering the material, and I'd like to take him again for another course. His homework assignments aren't too bad if you go to lecture, and if you go to the TA's discussion sections, they're a piece of cake. The midterm for that class was kind of tricky, but not terribly difficult, but the final was very tricky. I felt like his midterm was more computational while the final was more conceptual. The computer assignments aren't terribly bad except for the last one, which felt like a CS 32 project, but considering the fact that this course is only offered once a year (at least during the year I took it), I highly recommend 114 with Villasenor.