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Vlado Lubarda
Professor in the Engineering department
at University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
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Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
3.3
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12/17/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
NANO15 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-
"Big time extra credit" "Hilarious"

OK so I don't fault Lubarda for not being able to use a lecture to teach programming logic, but I will say that 90% of the time lecture does nothing for you. BUT if you show up to lecture, he will randomly give a HUGE chunk of extra credit for just showing up that day so GO TO LECTURE.

06/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CENG 15 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Prof. Lubarda is very caring and knowledgeable. Although his lecture might be boring and reading the book can help you a lot, he is still a good prof with his passion. He is very nice. Never tries to trick you. Midterms and finals reflect HW materials. Lab hours help a lot with HW problems. In SPRING 14 he gave out 2 random attendance extra credits

06/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CENG 15 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

Professor Lubarda is very knowledgeable but not that good at lecturing. The class is quite easy if you go to lab hours to finish homework once a week. Tests are mostly from homework. He also takes two random attendance for extra credit.

04/01/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
NANO 150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a fun and decently engaging lecturer, but the material was often scattered and didn't help on homeworks a great deal. The content was also pulled from a textbook that he didn't provide us with. He answers questions during class, but I've heard that he is dismissive and rude if you try to visit him during office hours.

12/24/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CENG 15 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really bad lecturer, lots of information that isn't useful. I would recommend going to discussion though. TA is good. Class isn't as easy as everyone makes it seem, I think there was a big change in policy. Not too rough of a class though. I honestly though would avoid going to lecture.

12/11/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SE101A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lubarda is one of the most interesting professors and he always seems to be joyful while teaching. Makes the bigger picture easy to understand. Great Professor. But you will put some work in to get an A

11/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's really not that great of a professor, but the class is fairly easy to get an A in since the TA's give all the answers to the homework during lab hours.

12/09/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAE8 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lubarda's cool and Matlab's not that hard. His English is accented b/c he's from Montenegro, but still understandable. He's entertaining in an unpredictable way - just random things he says/does. He goes through the book examples in lecture, so read the book and you don't have to go. Go on the day before the midterms and the final, though.

09/07/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAE130A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

amazing teacher, if you do the problems from lecture to prepare for the exams you will do well.

03/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAE8 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Funny and amusing guy; okay for teaching this class for the first time. Read the book and class will be relatively easy. Note: the required book is the 1st edition, but some of the homework is based on the 2nd edition (which contains a separate and detailed chapter on vectorization). Use the 2nd edition copy or the ebook on UCSD's course reserves!

03/02/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If some class is possible for everybody to get an A+, It's this one. seriously.

12/20/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The class was very easy and straightforward. I was worried at first since I had no prior programming experience but absolutely none is necessary to succeed in this class. Most of the class is homework, and the final is very easy. You could afford to skip most lectures but if you do attend Lubarda always give hints for homework, he's very nice.

12/05/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Literally 80% of class is take-home. Go to lab and guaranteed 100% on hw. I had 100% up till finals (even quizzes are easy: take-home so you could use lecture notes and everything), but watch out for finals. Takes a while to get used to his accent and he's not the best lecturer, but funny. Attendance is 2% of final grade but he checked only once.

11/24/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a very nice guy - approachable, smiling, charismatic, not arrogant in the slightest. The class is a bit hard but manageable if you go to office hours.

08/31/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAE130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

GREAT PROFESSOR!! Definitely take him in the summer for statics and dynamics! He's very good at what he teaches and cares about the students. Exams are straight-forward, no tricks. Teaches you exactly what you need to know. Highly recommend!!

06/17/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Get the book. Easy in the beginning, then it gets hard. Make friends who've already taken him. In class he reads off lecture slides and doesn't help. I went to class b/c he sometimes gives extra-credit since no comes to class. Final was really easy! This isn't his specialty though! MechE classes are, so don't judge him based on this course.

04/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I'd like to mention I have no prior knowledge of programming in any shape or form. However, his lectures are very thorough. Basically, go to class, and you will learn C/C++ in no time. 90% of your grade is take home, and he goes over EVERYTHING you need to complete the assignments. Going to class will guarantee perfects on a majority of assignments

04/12/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't take this class unless you have prior programming experience. If you DO have prior programming experience, don't attend class. Homework does take a long time, since C is so hard to program in.

03/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAE9 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

For those who say Lubarda was a good teacher, please stop telling everyone such a bad lie. Lubarda was a hella bad teacher. His homework and quizzes were nothing like that weeks lecture notes and once in a blue moon he would give hints on how to do the homework. If you can, take a different professor for MAE 9. Avoid this guy.

01/24/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAE131A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows his material! Attend lecture and be sure you sit in the front row! Whatever you do, do not blink...you will miss half the lecture. I repeat DO NOT BLINK!!!

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