Ilchul Yoon

12 reviews
Average rating: 3.67




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CMSC411

Expecting a W
Anonymous 08/27/2018
One of the worst professors I've had. He is a terrible lecturer - anything he says goes in one ear and out the other. He gives extra credit and partial credit - but you don't learn anything in his class. If you actually want to learn something, I recommend taking another teacher.
CMSC411

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 08/25/2018
Dr. Yoon's delightful attitude towards student concerns was not enough to fully recommend him as a lecturer. This course is pretty dry and dull in terms of material, so I am not sure if any other teacher would've made it more interesting for me, but Dr. Yoon certainly did not. I took this course during a summer session so it was compacted into classes every day for 6 weeks. We had one midterm exam, a home work every week and a final exam. I felt so inadequately prepared for both exams, and the homeworks were tedious busy work. On top of that he assigned a coding project in C that was a simulation of the MIPS pipeline process (You learn about this during the class) and it was the second hardest project I ever took on and I felt it was just useless busy work. The midterm was incredibly long and ridiculously packed with material not many were familiar with. He even said he anticipated low exam scores because people would not finish on time. For the first exam, we originally had 85 minutes, however since there was no class after ours let out he extended it to 100 minutes because people needed more time. This was the same situation for the final exam only no time extension. I barely got time to go to all the questions and just attempt them. The one thing that makes this class with Yoon worth it, is it can be a passable class since he gives a butt load of extra credit and partial credit for just attempting questions but not necessarily answering them correctly. Because of the unreasonable amount of questions on exams, the difficulty of the project and homeworks, the average of the class was a 56%. So Yoon curved the course NICELY. I ended up with a 66% and that was good enough for a B- . I like Yoon as a person and he's very helpful in his office hours but he still isn't very clear on the material a lot of times. Since I do not know how the other teachers are for 411 I cannot suggest taking them over Yoon. If you have to take Yoon just remember these things 1) The exams are unreasonably long and nearly impossible to get an A on, but he gives a lot of partial credit for simply attempting questions. 2) The project he assigns is hard and unnecessary busy work. 3) He isn't very effective as a lecturer, and does not give enough resources and practice materials to prepare you for exams. Even homeworks are not sufficient.
CMSC411

Anonymous 08/24/2018
Pretty tough class if you don't understand. Exams are hard, there were not enough materials given to practice. He is understanding but not good as a lecturer.
CMSC411

Expecting a B
Anonymous 08/17/2018
Not a great lecturer. Too little resource to prepare for the exam. Get ready to teach yourself if you are about to take this professor's class.
CMSC131

Expecting a B
popo 06/05/2018
Professor Yoon is a nice and careful lecturer. He provides enough time and hints for us to work on our projects and labs. However, he is not good at lecturing. So, if you do not have prior coding experience like me, you need to teach yourself to keep the pace with his lectures.
CMSC131

Expecting an A
Anonymous 06/02/2018
Not a great lecturer, but cares about students
CMSC131

Expecting a B
Anonymous 05/23/2018
Professor Yoon is very respectful and does his best to teach the class fairly. Some of the projects/labs can get a bit difficult but there are countless office hours to get help and he often extends the deadline if the students feel that it is too hard. Despite this, his lectures are clear and helpful, and CMSC131 is completely doable with Yoon.
CMSC131

Anonymous 05/15/2018
Great prof, he's very enthusiastic about CS. He also cares a lot about is students and their success in the course. Definitely wouldn't mind taking CMSC 131 with him again.
CMSC131

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 05/11/2018
Amazing professor! So friendly and approachable. He really cares about his students and listens to our concerns. He's also really excited about the topic which makes the lecture a lot more interesting to attend.
CMSC131

Anonymous 05/10/2018
I work for him and he cares so much about his students and TAs
CMSC131

Anonymous 05/10/2018
Really, super nice. He's very excited and enthusiastic about teaching which is great.
CMSC131

lactaid 12/28/2017
Really nice guy. Co-taught CMSC131 with Dr. Pugh this past semester and didn't lecture much but still was active in teaching the course. I'm confident he'll do a great job teaching 131 next semester.