D. Stott Parker

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Mathematical Modeling and Methods for Computer Science See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.2 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.2

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I took cs 170a with Parker last quarter and he was truly a nice guy. Postponed the hw due dates when we had conflicts and seemed genuinely concerned with our learning of the material.

He was not that great of a lecturer and I don't think anyone really understood the material that deeply. However, he grade EXTREMELY generously. I honestly had no idea what was going on in the quarter and just bs-ed my way through and ended up with a B+.

I would recommend Parker for an easy class

(June 28, 2011)
Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 2.1 Workload 1.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.7

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He was a good professor. While he didn't do much to spruce up the material, it in itself was fairly interesting and kept me interested. He's not the greatest lecturer, and occasionally strays off on tangents, but they are all fairly relevant and do not detract from the class. Exams are manageable, but our homework grader marked everyone down so liberally most people ended up getting around 20% on most of the homeworks. If you went and talked with Parker though he would listen to your arguments and make changes if he felt you had valid points. Parker is fairly accessible and you can tell that he is genuinely concerned about student learning, though he isn't the greatest lecturer.

(March 13, 2011)
Current Topics in Data Structures See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 1.9 Workload 2.1 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 4.5

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CS 249 (Data Mining)
Prof Parker is a good teacher. He is really concerned that students learn what he is teaching and make use of it in the real world.

A lot of what he teaches is using the projector and as it involves code I would recommend sitting in one of the front benches. If you sit in the back you will not be able to see the small font on the terminal.

(March 29, 2011)
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