Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating
(Online Survey)
Ganapathy V
Fall 2016, 16:198:546:01 — Comp Sys Security (index #09923)
Enrollment= 14, Responses= 6

Part A: University-wide Questions:
Student Responses Weighted Means
No response
Section Course Level Dept
1. The instructor was prepared for class and presented the material in an organized manner. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.31 4.32
2. The instructor responded effectively to student comments and questions. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.41 4.42
3. The instructor generated interest in the course material. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.22 4.23
4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward assisting all students in understanding course material. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.40 4.40
5. The instructor assigned grades fairly. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.37 4.38
6. The instructional methods encouraged student learning. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.15 4.16
7. I learned a great deal in this course. 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.21 4.21
8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject matter and wanted to take this course. 0 0 1 1 4 0 4.50 4.50 4.23 4.25
9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the instructor as: 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.00 5.00 4.19 4.20
10. I rate the overall quality of the course as: 0 0 0 1 5 0 4.83 4.83 4.11 4.12

What do you like best about this course?:

The readings on recent research papers in field of computer security, the project work and assignment on buffer overflow attack. The each lecture and amount of new things that I learnt in this class is amazing. All the problems asked in exams were really challenging and were fun to do.

Professor VInod Teaching

Very understandable

Profe Vinod expresses very well in the class

The class environment created by the professor is awesome.

The breadth of topics covered was amazing. Prof. Ganapathy also updated the course with most recent materials on the go, as and when they appear in the academia.

If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

I would have hardly changed anything. The course design is sufficiently challenging and interesting, any more additions to course would have made it too difficult for students to follow.


Make it more practical - so instead of theoritical exams, I would give more practical assignments

I can't do it any better.

Maybe give some time for students to give ideas after asking a question.

In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

There are lots of things - > Option for students to take a class project if they really want to dig deep in security. > Most interesting and challenging Exam questions. > Research papers given for class readings. > Helping nature of Professor towards all the students.

Do review on exams

I know much more from computer system security perspective than before.

The course has helped me define a lose sketch of my career path in the field.

Other comments or suggestions::

I would recommend every Master's student to take this course. One serious suggestion that I would like to put forth is that there should be more courses on Computer Security at Rutgers. We just have CS547 and CS546. There is scope for including one/ two more courses on Computer Security for the students like me who want to specialize in Computer Security.

One of the best course @ Rutgers CS


This is probably the BEST graduate course in RUTGERS CS Department.

Prof. Ganapathy is undoubtedly one of the best educator in Rutgers, specifically in the security field. I would really hope that more professors like him join Computer Security at Rutgers.