Here are all the student comments from ECE436 in Fall 2004
Very useful! This course is basically an overview of communications
systems and it is very eye-opening!
Instructor makes class interesting and thought provoking. I have even spent
my Friday nights (after a trip to the bars) thinking about some specific
idea or intellectual problem I have encountered.
Office hours? If he has any, I don't know what they are because they aren't
on the website.
This course in conjunction with 330 (signals and systems) creted a distinct
understanding of DSP & analog signal signal transmission that is easy to
Focusing on content & appropriate HW with ready to use code makes
understanding the concepts & seeing the work much easier.
Excellent attitude, a true teacher.
Prof Sethares has been the best professor I have had in engineering during
my four years at UW-Madison. The EE department has many poor professors,
but Sethares is one of the two best I have experienced. I would gladly pay
higher tuition to have profesors that contribute to my learning of material
as much as Sethares has.
Very useful 1st hands on course w/morepractical as opposed to didactic
knowledge. I believe I will remember moreof this.
He's very enthusaiastic & brings it to class. Assignments are instructive
EXCELLENT COURSE. HAVE DONE HANDS ON THINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS.
EASY TO TALK TO. FRIENDLY. KNOWS MATERIAL AND HOW TO GENERATE INTEREST.
Class is very beneficial. I was in industry for a year before coming to
UW, knowing what I know now would have been helpful.
It stimulated interest in signals and systems which I had lost after 330.
Weekly HWs have really helped.
The course book and lectures covered the relevant topics in an
understandable way. It was a help that there were lots of examples.
Very interesting,;earned a lot of practical real world stuff. Like the setup
of the course.
He makes concepts a lot clearer. Good instructor.
Very interactive problem -> solution approach.
Understood- application of signal processing technioques to the
communications system -- different challanges in desgining a communication
system. The depth of knowledge of the professor in this field and his
enthusiasm motivates me to learn and ask questions.
Have mastered concepts better. Communicated subject matter very clearly.
He is very methodical - teaches the concepts very clearly. Classes are
always lucid, but sometimes he spends too much time on one concept.
Good use of examples to explain concepts.
I mastered how the communicatiosn system works nd how I can estimate
unknown values. He makes the class fun. Thus he has made me have a lot of
interet in this class. Thank you.
Great teacher. He explained every concept very clearly.
This is my first course that required Matlab nad it has been helpful
learning this valuable software. He is enthusiastic about the material and
puts things in perspecive for a real workd use.
This is the BEST text book I have EVER used for a class. Please use this
one forever and don't foist some XXX book on your students. Textbooks are
the biggest problem in this college. 95% of them are absolutely HORRID.
This one isn't.
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