Jan Friso Groote is a great professor. The only thing that was kind of hard for me was understanding his English because I'm Spanish native speaker. Thanks for this awesome course!
This was a really good course. The professor is good as well. I would certainly recommend that people take this course.
por Bussetty S S•
por Pat B•
This is a very basic course in automata theory and covers it at a very high level. However, it is the first course in a four course series, so this is understandable. One feature of the course that I very much appreciated was that, on both on-line exercises and quizzes, if a wrong answer was chosen, the reason it was an error was explained. This corrective feedback very much helped in overall understanding.
I have only two complaints, both of which are minor. First of all, one lesson uses a tool that is available on-line to demonstrate a particular graph reduction (the "alternating bit protocol" example). Presently, what is available on-line is a bit out of sync with what is described in the lesson.
Second is the general "feel" of most of the problems. The problems are based on graphs, and the solutions are more from observation of the graph rather than analysis. Again, this may be more due to the fact that this course is used to provide background for succeeding courses than anything else.
Overall, I am satisfied with the course. But in order to do any sort of system validation will require taking the next three courses in the sequence.
por Mykola D•
I really like the subject of the course. The presentation was really good. However, some of the concepts were not so easy to understand. The course does not provide any reading, so I had to watch the lectures again if I forget some of the details. Eventually I've started taking detailed notes and added screenshots to my notebook. I wish I could have more exercises just for practice that would not be graded. That would provide a safe env. to learn and practice before taking final tests. Some of the answers to exercises were very helpful to learn the concepts better. So, more such practical exercises would be helpful.
por delfieu d•
I have appreciated the pedagogic presentation. Some concepts, quite well introduced by examples, would have deserved to have their formal definitions presented.
por Jamal A•
Good to learn new things. the recorded sound quality is not too clear. However I managed to learn from the professor a lot.
por Emmanuel D•
A very good introduction for model checking. I had some knownledge and it was very good refresh.
It will be better if these materials could be summarized into a table at the end of the course.
good, some parts is not clear enough. Better learn with the recommend textbook
por Arphibanri L•
por Dmitry F•
Course is mostly theoretical. So far it's difficult to say anything about its practical implications and usefulness. It's my first course on Coursera, so I can't compare. But I think sometimes it lacks a bit clarity, especially considering lecturer's English and bad quality of subtitles which sometimes do not match real lecturer's words. Anyway it was interesting and now I'm really intrigued about how I can apply this new knowledge to real everyday development tasks. Most probably I will try following courses in the specialization. Thanks a lot to authors!
por Garry M•
There are little examples in the course or the book and that makes it difficult to practice for the quizzes or really get a feel for the information. Most times I felt I learned more reading the book after doing a quiz attempt and using the feedback than I did in the videos. I recommend adding more examples and practice exercises for this material.
por Carlo B•
I liked the course and the topic, I suggest to improve adding more practical automata modelling in mCRL2. The current approach is a little bit discouraging because requires a lot of manual effort especially because there are multiple choices per exercise and you get zero % if you miss one.
por Nicolas R•
The quizzes ask very useful but non-trivial questions that hint at taxonomies of behavior equivalences relations w.r.t.some criteria (e.g., coarsest; preserving weak traces; preserving divergences; ...)
por Harsh D•
Course gives a very abstract and basic idea.It fails to explain the relations with practical examples.
por Hanno H•
This is painful to watch. Sadly, uttering a series of correct statements is not the same as teaching a subject. The lecturer clearly knows his materials, but ends up making the course content harder than it really is. Automaton theory is a wonderful topic to be working with but this lecture is more confusing than helpful. I'd recommend to buy a good book on the matter, its less frustrating and probably explains things better.
por Marwan A•
I didn't understand a thing from the course! It's like the professor is reading from a book! This is not education, this is an audible book recorded using the worst mic ever!