Winter 2021 - Took Stats 101A with Shi. 2021 Winter, remotely Good: few homework, less content each lecture, take-home exam(24hours) Bad: she is late more than 5 minutes EACH lecture, harsh grader, no reply email, no argument of Grade, the whole quarter content can be learned 5 weeks. I learn much more from TA. Quiz is tricky each week and easy to miss.
Spring 2020 - I am very grateful to have had Professor Shi for Stats 101B. She is very kind and always willing to answer questions at the end of every lecture. She also made accommodations for the class because of the ongoing protests and coronavirus pandemic by offering multiple lenient grading schemes, so you'd pass the class with a P (or C at worst), unless you absolutely bombed the homework assignments and midterm. This was also her first quarter at UCLA as a professor, so hopefully the stats department retains her. The workload of this class is very manageable. There were 6 homework assignments (the one with the lowest score is dropped) and none of them were more than 3-4 problems. They were very similar to the examples in lecture slides and as long as you followed her code examples you'd be fine. The midterm was fair, but you just had to be very careful with the wording of the questions. The final was similar in difficulty too. Both exams were primarily multiple choice and some fill-in-the-blank questions. If you took 100B and/or 100C, most of the beginning topics will mostly be review since you start out with basic ANOVA and hypothesis tests. However, the second half of the course can be kind of overwhelming at times when you're dealing with multiple factors and all the interaction effects. Overall, I would recommend taking this class with her! I'm not sure how the in-person version of this class will be but it is worth taking if she's teaching.
Spring 2022 - Shi is extremely inconsiderate and not understanding as a professor to say the least. She almost never respond to emails even with those emails addressing grading questions (she gives a one-week window for any questions related to grading and does not respond for a week, which is ridiculous). During this quarter there were still covid-related issues and concerns, Shi refused to record any live lectures even when most of the other classes still did.