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Stephen Boyd
Professor in the Engineering department
at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
2.2
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14 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
02/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
cvx101 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great teacher

11/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/11/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

10/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

03/28/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/04/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE364a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really fun to go to classes.

02/23/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EE364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

02/06/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/11/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/29/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ee 364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He made easy things harder. Not a honest guy.

07/08/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE364 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

05/05/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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)

10/20/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EE 263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/03/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EE263 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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

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