John Mee

The practical nature of the Analytics for Data Science certificate program has allowed me to have meaningful conversations with the company’s analytics community to deliver real business value.

Predictive Analytics 1

The dimension reduction and classification techniques taught in this program are helping me enormously in my work at the Bank. 

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (1)

This was a great class. I learned a lot and enjoyed the format. The lessons, assignments, feedback, and discussions were all informative.  I appreciate Professor Unwin's efforts to include references to web sites, journal articles, and books that will be very useful in the future.…

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (2)

The Instructor, Dave Unwin, was great.  I have to admit that I had my reservations about taking an online course, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Dave obviously put a lot of thought and effort into creating the materials for the course as well as structuring the…

Risk Simulation and Queuing (3)

I would like to thank Dr. Ragsdale for a tremendous work and very insightful course. One of the best I have had at given the amount of material, knowledge, support, and ability to teach. Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure to…

Persuasion Analytics and Targeting (1)

It was perfect, much recommended to anybody wanting to understand the dynamics behind political microtargeting and how it can be applied to business. Many theoretical aspects that were known in the past have been empirically implemented with wonderful exercises of Mr. Ken Strasma.

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (3)

This was the first class I've taken in a long time, the first online course I've ever taken, and my first course.  I found it very easy to navigate and was pleasantly surprised at how involved the instructor was in the online discussion.  Great…

Persuasion Analytics and Targeting (2)

The courses have helped me a lot, pushing me to the limit and making me learn much more than I expected I could. The knowledge I gained I could immediately leverage in my job and eventually led to landing a job in my dream…

Optimization with Linear Programming

This was a real eye-opener to me. In short, a real joy to follow this course and be part of this learning process. It also helped me to see links I didn't see before where I could use different methods to improve upon.

Generic Testimonial 2

The more courses I take at, the more appreciation I have for the smart approach, quality of instructors, assistants, admin and program. Well done!

Generic Testimonial 3

Excellent course!  Great support from Professor and Teaching Assistant!  Loved every single thing about this course and its content.

Generic Testimonial 4

I thought the course was well organized and I liked the selected readings and text.

Generic Testimonial 6

The lecture notes were clear and concise. The instructor did a great job in covering many different topics in such a short course.

Python for Analytics (1)

It was great to get a better sense of the Python language. The course gave a great overview of the data analysis and visualization tools.

Risk Simulation and Queuing (1)

Wonderful course. I'll never pass a queue again without thinking more about it :). Dr. Ragsdale's book is superb it’s really clear and whenever I had a question it was only a matter of reading more closely to find the answer

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This course is an eye-opener for me. I always used to wonder what is the best course of action to take in times when outcomes are dynamic.

Risk Simulation and Queuing (2)

This course was flat-out excellent. Dr. Ragsdale sets the gold standard for teaching, from his clear and informative text to his prompt and helpful forum responses to his efficient and effective course design. I now have tools that I can put work immediately to benefit…

Interactive Data Visualization (5)

The course helped me learn Tableau and some of the effective Visualization techniques. I really liked the detailed assignments with hints and steps required to perform some of the tasks.

Interactive Data Visualization (1)

This is the best course so far at in terms of assignments and instruction.  Although this is not a Tableau course, Catherine (and evidently Galit) really did a good job of keeping things direct and simple in regards to step by step instructions for…

Interactive Data Visualization (2)

My organization is slowly embracing predictive analytics outside of our environmental concerns, so this course contributes directly to strengthening my R toolkit!

Introduction to Design of Experiments (1)

Both the instructor and the teaching assistant were approachable, helpful, and knowledgeable about the subject matter, and provided constructive feedback about discussion board posts and assignment submissions. My textbook will even be a valuable resource for future projects.

Introduction to Design of Experiments (2)

This class was very interesting and practical. I learned how to structure experiments to be able to isolate the effects that the input variables have on the response variable. It was also interesting seeing the application of linear regression analysis in a little different way…

Cluster Analysis (1)

I was quite surprised and impressed with the depth of theory development in this area, plus the software options to allow optimum exploration of the data. Thanks for a most interesting course.

Introduction to Network Analysis (2)

Jen is an amazing instructor. She is open to discussions, knowledgeable and willing to discuss topics. Her you tube videos added substantially to to the course and understanding the material

Cluster Analysis (2)

Professor Babinec did a wonderful job of leading us through this material.  It is obvious that he has a passion for this subject.  His breadth of knowledge of and experience with cluster analysis added significantly to the course.  He gave very helpful answers in the…

Introduction to Network Analysis (1)

The Video/ PPT lectures were excellent. Dr. Golbeck and the TA did a great job to ensure a very good environment to learn and obtain feedback. This course is a great addition to

Customer Analytics in R (1)

I really enjoyed the format of the course. Wasn't by the book and you could carve your own path out. Really enjoyed working with a real life database and scenarios. Gave me great examples for my job.

Mapping in R (2)

This course definitely adds another dimension to my map visualization capabilities other than just relying on QGIS.

Customer Analytics in R (2)

This course provided a realistic approach to the analysis of customer data. The steps involved in the preparation of the data prior to analysisunderscored the need for a solid understanding of the business problem to besolved and the programming skills required. The R code provided…

Mapping in R (1)

This was an awesome course! I learned so much about mapping. This is a fascinating topic and I wish you had a specialty just on that!

Discrete Choice Modeling and Conjoint Analysis

I feel this class gave me a much better understanding of how to design experiments and enhanced my statistical vocabulary. One thing I liked about Mr. Babinec's approach was that his written explanations were precise. Once I read and comprehended them, they really helped break…

Mapping in R (3)

The course notes were very instructive and informative, and very easy to follow along. It was helpful to know that the instructor was available to answer any and all questions via the discussion board. I feel confident that I can apply the techniques taught in…

Financial Risk Modeling (1)

The modeling techniques learned in this course will greatly assist me in understanding the use of models in the banking industry.

Financial Risk Modeling (2)

I really liked how the instructors coordinated the course. They are very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Forecasting Analytics (2)

The TA was really helpful and very responsive to questions. Overall the course was a great experience.

Forecasting Analytics (4)

Considering all of the material that needed to be covered, I thought the course was well written and thought provoking.

Forecasting Analytics (5)

I can't recommend this class highly enough. Professor Shmueli is an excellent teacher and has written a very clear and practical book.  The professor provided good feedback to questions and introduced a wide range of fascinating supplemental information to the course for individuals who want…

Integer and Nonlinear Programming and Network Flow

This is a good course. The explanations are clear and practical. The problems are good: not too easy nor too difficult, and they are very practical. The problems helped me to apply these skills in my field.

Turning Data into Meaningful Insights

The healthcare industry is extremely data-rich due to electronic medical records which allow for the opportunity to find insight into large data sets. Brushing up on my stats knowledge as well as diving into predictive modeling will allow me to turn data into meaningful insights…

Enhanced my Ability to Conduct Experiments

This course (Introduction to Design of Experiments) will enhance my ability to efficiently conduct experiments and discern relevant and non-relevant factors. As a researcher in R&D, design of experiments is a considerable portion of my job.

Course Taught Me DOE is a Stronger Tool

This course (Introduction to Design of Experiments) taught me that DOE is a much stronger tool than I anticipated. While I've used DOE software in the past, I never understood the calculations behind the design settings. Now that I have a better grasp of what…

This Was a Great Class

This was a great class. I learned a lot and enjoyed the format. The lessons, assignments, feedback, and discussions were all informative. I appreciated the professor's efforts to include references to web sites, journal articles, and books that will be very useful in the future.…

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