Ryszard Janicki - McMaster University

Professor: Ryszard Janicki
Department: Computer Science
College: McMaster University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS3SD3
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This professor does not know how to teach or communicate properly. Prepare to read the textbook and slides individually to actually learn the content. The concepts are too theoretical and the prof does not do a good job of answering questions at all. Lectures are unbearable. Class attendance per lecture was 8-9 students, <10% of the class
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COMPSCI3SD3
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This prof is knowledgeble and respectable (a much needed quality given ongoing scandals). Nevertheless his habit to speak of abstractions without concrete examples and stress on formal correctness without discussing any other merits of his system was probematic. If only he'd treat us less like fellow conference attendees and more like students...?
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CS2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is difficult to understand him but his slides aren't bad. You'll have to do some self learning but there's plenty of resources that cover the topics. Lots of time to complete the assignments and he is very generous with extensions. The assignments are not too difficult but they are a lot of work. 3 or 4 if it were easy to understand him speak.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS2C03
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Hands down the worst prof in the cs department
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: 3SD3
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly one of the worst professors I've ever had at McMaster. Assigns long and tough assignments where questions are very ambiguous sometimes. Get ready to do a lot of self-learning on your own because attending lecture is pointless.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: 3RA3
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Probably the most worthless class any software engineering student will take in university. I find it pretty crazy that some computer science students actually choose to take this course. While the professor is smart, he struggles immensely when lecturing. This course has by far the most tedious and unrewarding assignments as well.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CAS705
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This is no easy course to teach. I have to give credit to Ryzard for writing his own notes and making it easy for a student to follow - BUT make sure you follow. This is a computer science 'classic' course. I have taken this course at under grad level and it was not my favourite course but he has brought a level of interest back for me.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 3RA3
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Less useful than a Humanities degree. Absolutely unintelligible and boring.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMPSCI3SD3
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible prof.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SE2S03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
All around terrible professor. Can't understand a word he's saying and he has no interest in trying to improve the effectiveness of his teaching. He gives no information to his TA's, they have no idea what's going on in the course
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CAS724
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Once you get used to his style, you will ace the course
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CS2MJ3
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really helpful prof. Hands down best prof in Computing and Software department. Easy tests and assignments, excellence at communication skills
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CS2MJ3
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easily the worst prof I've ever had. Not sure what was going through his mind when he realized he was going to teach. He can't string a sentence together without stumbling, coughing and spitting over every word. Slides? When he's in class he's constantly shuffling between them. Mix that with his incoherent speech and you're not learning anything.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ALGORC01
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you ask him questions he will answer them for you. I am not a native English nor Polish speaker, and I understood him just fine. You have to pay really close attention tho. (so English speakers, if you don't understand him, learn English again!) You have to work hard on his assignments, but he gives away most answers during lectures anyway.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SERAC01
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You cannot understand what he is saying. Even if he is good at teaching, you'll never know because you don't know whats coming out of his mouth
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof was not good at all. Assignments were ridiculously long (most answers were 10-15 page pdfs), exam was longer and not completable given the 3 hours. He is hard to understand and unenthusiastic. Often gets confused by his own slides and coughs often making him harder to understand. His slides are also often hard to follow and skip steps.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SFWR2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Justification; Easiness: only the midterm was easy but too long to be done in 50mins,big0. Helpfulness: try to ask for mark review and he gets you to write a long appeal and then answers with no,big0. Clarity: no word can be understood from him,big0. Interest: I don't know what this means but just in case big0.Text: doesnt contain the material big0
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SE2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Janicki is a very knowledgeable person, however does not deliver the material in a comprehensive manner.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SFWR2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This guy, I can say without a doubt, is the worst professor I've ever had. He mumbles when he speaks, talks to the floor and stutters like no other. His assignments are ridiculously long, and the final exam is basically all the assignments strung together. He also hired a completely incompetent TA, so there was NOBODY to ask questions to.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS2C03
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible professor. May be knowledgeable in his field of study, but sucks at teaching. Doesn't know English, and make assignments wayyyy to long. He is also very rude when you ask him a question.
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