Stephen Boyd at Stanford University

Stephen Boyd

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/3/14

cvx101

Open

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher

11/29/12

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super awesome professor. Is able to given intuitive interpretations to very complicated mathematical concepts. Gives good explanation of the theory, and focuses on how to apply it to real world problems. I feel priveledged to have been able to take this course from this professor.

11/11/12

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very crisp material and delivery. Very impressive personality and knowledge of the subject.

10/9/12

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely application oriented classes. First time I thought learning linear algebra is going to be useful. Brings in a variety of applications. Home works go well in helping understand the concepts. They are realistic and complete with matlab programs we have to write and observe. Best prof in EE!

3/28/11

EE364

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of reviews have mentioned that Boyd is full of himself--I don't get that impression at all. He does like to rag on other fields, but most of his criticism is warranted. He has a slightly cheesy sense of humor, knows the subject well, and tries to keep the lectures entertaining. HWs are long but not bad if you're a math person.

10/4/10

EE364a

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really fun to go to classes.

2/23/08

EE364

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Always elaborate on the really easy points, and skip the difficult ones that most need explaining. Rather read lecture notes than going to lectures.

2/6/08

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think that 263 has (almost) reached perfection. Great material and useful and enjoyable class. I don't know if his behavior is arrogant or if it's related to his sense of humour (which I like). He's also very witty. I think that it would be a pity to leave EE and not have taken a class from Prof. Boyd.

10/11/06

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken EE263, 363, and 364 from Boyd. Probably the best teacher I've had at Stanford. The classes are all quite applied, in my opinion; there is theory but it's always brought back down to earth with plenty of scientific computing. Just an outstanding teacher whose problem sets will let you master some challenging material.

5/29/06

ee 364

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He made easy things harder. Not a honest guy.

7/8/05

EE364

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart, but he knows it. His lectures are some of the most entertaining, but they take a lot of work. Deffinately recomend any of his classes!

5/5/05

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

huge ego. listening to him dis other profs is always entertaining. Material is fast paced, general requires strong math background. easy to get left behind. He great at presenting theory - but skips out on how to apply it. (Examples might be nice)

10/20/04

EE 263

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Is really full of himself and has a silly smile frozen on his face (would make a great politician)... other than that, a great teacher who exposes the hidden insights behind the subject material. The foundation he reveals will stay with you for the rest of your life.

12/3/03

EE263

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great, great teacher and great class. Highly recommend EE263 to anyone.

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