Professor Matthew Hudelson Reviews
Prof: Matthew Hudelson / Fall 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Going into this course, I imagined that this was going to be difficult. To my delight, I have gotten a really good appreciation for this field in math. I've always been the type to dislike almost all math courses, just due to the difficulty to grasp the concepts, but this professor really knows how to break things down and make them at least somewhat interesting.
Matt is really relaxed, and I appreciate the atmosphere he brings into the classroom. We're all here to learn something, and he focuses more on ensuring the concepts are there, but does not pressure you into knowing all of the nitty gritty details.
Going into the class, you should know that there is an end of the semester project. It's worth 40% of the grade, but it can be fun if you choose it to be. There are a few options available, but if you're a Computer Science or Software Engineering major, you'll likely choose the Graph Theorists' Sketchpad. The goal of that project is to build an "editor" for a graph. Visually being able to plot vertices, join them via edges, and perform other operations. It's a fun little project to practice visualizing data as well as nailing down the concepts at hand. I'd highly recommend starting early, as you can simply sit down and knock a feature out every week or so as you need it, as it may be useful for you to use to draw the graphs as required in your assignments.