Songwu Lu

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COM SCI 118
Computer Network Fundamentals Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.6 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness
Lu lectures off powerpoint slides the entire time besides a few minutes when he goes over examples...
COM SCI 118
Computer Network Fundamentals See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 2.8

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Lu lectures off powerpoint slides the entire time besides a few minutes when he goes over examples on the board. If you prefer slides then he's the prof to take. However, if you're more interactive and like it when the prof lectures with the blackboard, don't take him. He goes pretty quickly through his slides and much too quickly to actually take good notes. Plus, when he actually does write things out on the board, his diagrams are hard to understand mostly because they are too messy.
Anyway, only half the class attends lecture and a lot of the ones who do attend fall asleep. I went to almost all of his lectures, yet I usually come out of class thinking that I didn't learn very much. The homework is pretty tedious and my TA was pretty horrible so I didn't really enjoy it. However, the programming projects were not that bad and you get a partner to lighten the work load. It's definitely one of the easier CS classes -- I just wish Lu didn't lecture off powerpoints so that I don't have to go home and read the book every time I leave lecture.

COM SCI 211
Network Protocol and Systems Software Design for Wireless and Mobile Full Profile > 2.6 Overall 1.6 Easiness 1.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness
Had him for a graduate level course in wireless networking and mobile protocols, CS211. Sure...
COM SCI 211
Network Protocol and Systems Software Design for Wireless and Mobile See Full Profile

Overall 2.6 Easiness 1.6 Workload 1.2 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 2.2

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Had him for a graduate level course in wireless networking and mobile protocols, CS211. Sure learned a lot here. For the most part, this course was run the same way as CS118, just a bunch of lifted powerpoint slides, and readings from Professor Lu's technical papers. The TA appeared to be running the entire class, while professor was missing in action the entire time.

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