Testimonials of my students
This is what my students say about me
I have selected a list of comments that my satisfied students –I see them as colleagues– frequently send to me by email, they write in their projects/blogs or via institutional evaluation channels.
Students from master courses "Data Science” and "Research Methods" in the University of Wolverhampton:
"We love you, Eva", Data Science, class of 2021.
"Thank you so much. I scored good because you always encouraged me to think and gave me tools to sharpen my thinking. I had an idea which was unclear in the beginning but slowly things got sorted out when I followed the research wheel. Now I feel confident enough for doing a PhD in the future", Research Methods, 2021.
"Thank you for your detailed feedback regarding the assignment [...], it was lovely to read and even more so for the improvements! I am taking on board your suggestions and hopefully I can apply this to future assignments. I'm glad that it came across that I was really interested and intrigued with data science and it was one of the most enjoyable classes I have taken so far. I was particularly interested in your response to the case study I included [...]. If it wasn't for you enlightening me with these fascinating networks, I wouldn't have put them together!", Data Science, 2021.
"I want to say thank you for giving us the best gift ever (LaTeX) and making us to get to know a lot about research", Research Methods, 2021.
"I found the module quite challenging to begin with as it was completely new to me, but incredibly interesting throughout. Thank you for teaching us so well under the difficult circumstances of online lectures and workshops. Thank you for the comprehensive and helpful feedback", Data Science, 2021.
"Thanks so much for the wonderful lectures", Research Methods, 2021.
"Key things about the module. The way in which Eva is delivering the module and making herself available for further interaction with the class if extra support is needed. Eva's enthusiasm for the subject. The recordings being available to go back through if needed - this is extremely helpful in order to grasp the content. The way it is structured it is extremely organised and interesting. All information is available and really useful. Group work is vital for core skills, and making us interact virtually!", Data Science, 2020.
"The module structure covers important topics. Eva is very good at explaining and clarifying doubts. The guest lectures for this module are very useful in understanding how data science is important in different fields", Data Science, 2020.
"Key things about the module: 1) The vast knowledge of the module leader, 2) its relevance to data science, 3) guest speakers", Data Science, 2020.
"The materials that have been provided in advance are excellent. I believe this was important for the conversion course. The support so far has been of a high quality. I know where to go to access tutors and content. It is well paced although there is a lot to get your head around for those from non-computing backgrounds", Data Science, 2020.
"The topics are very well subdivided to make us understand everything easily", Data Science, 2020.
Students from 3rd-year course “Advanced Algorithms II” in The University of Manchester:
“I took the time to read your ‘who am I’ page on your website, and was struck by nostalgia for my third year studying at Manchester, and for how much I enjoyed your advanced algorithms course. Your enthusiasm for dynamical systems infected me for quite some time (I loved reading Strogatz’s book, I can see it on my shelf now!). I was also very impressed by the fact that you have developed and published your manifesto; I really hope that I am developing into a person that can write something similar about myself. Should Manchester lose you as a lecturer, then Manchester would have lost one of its best lecturers and teachers. I only hope that you will go on to continue to be a force for good in the world in whatever you decide to do next”, student from 2016 who has recently contacted me.
“Your part of the course has been my favorite this semester. I loved your way of presenting the material, your passion, and your involvement. I could see you are very passionate about the subject, but also about the teaching. You’re the only lecturer I’ve ever had who remembers students’ names and who is so excited about the pleasure of learning new things. I want to thank you for that!”, 2019 after only 4 of my classes.
“Very valuable course, I’m glad that I had the chance to take it because I’m using it at my work at Google”, 2016.
“This is the course I enjoyed the most throughout my Bachelor studies. Not only it was interesting and made me think a lot in various areas, it is also challenging and better paced than most other modules. The material, although complex, was well presented with a lot of real-world examples”, 2016.
“My favorite module this semester”, 2016.
“Many thanks for a fun course! It was great to see ways of artificially creating networks, modelling real ones –great for those spur-off-moment projects!”, 2015.
“I really appreciated all your help this year, you definitely kept me sharp and motivated! I also really enjoyed algorithms, it was a great course”, 2015.
“It has been a very interesting course, very enjoyable, I find it absolutely awe-inspiring: capturing and modelling natural phenomena and potentially using these models to solve problems! I feel like doing this kind of science aids in constructing a truer model of the world in our minds, one of elegance and of beauty, but of extreme intricacy (I believe we are however, only scratching the surface!). Basically, it’s very interesting stuff!”, 2015.
“You have been a great teacher who has successfully enabled your students to think critically about the concepts introduced throughout your section of the course! So I believe I speak on behalf of all your students when I say, Thank You!”, 2015.
“The assessment is novel and examine more than just understanding (team work, organisation and design)”, 2013.
“Relevant material, fantastic lecturing, interesting (and challenging) coursework with a group project element that actually worked”, 2012.
Students from 1st-year course “Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science” in The University of Manchester:
“Thank you for your support throughout the year which have motivated me to achieve a higher standard. I appreciate your continuous help not only in maths but also towards our group. Thank you for patiently helping me with maths and thank you for being so kind and friendly, helping our group to become a perfect group!”, 2017.
Last-year project students:
“Thank you for being the most amazing and inspiring tutor!”, 2019.
“I really need to mention how happy I am with my programme tutor, Dr. Eva Navarro-López, who is not only an excellent mind and researcher, but also a wonderful human being. She is the most inspiring, motivating and sincere academic I have met and I do believe that my success in my third year project and perhaps my whole life from now on, will be partly thanks to her”, 2019. More at this link.
“I want to thank my supervisor Dr. Eva M. Navarro-López for having introduced me to hybrid automaton theory. She has been a wonderful supervisor and I enjoyed a lot working under the supervision of such a brilliant scientist”, 2018.
“I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Eva M. Navarro-López, for her help in moments when I was stuck. She gave me important suggestions every time I had a problem. She was enthusiastic about this project and about the required work. This was very inspiring and helpful in moments when I didn’t know what to do. Moreover I would also like to mention that she helped me not only professionally but also on a personal plan, helping to take important decisions and prioritising my work/life balance”, 2018.
“Many students see you in a most positive way, I remember when I was looking for a third year project and some students recommended me to have a look for one of your projects. They were talking with a lot of respect about you and they expressed how kind you are. I have exactly this view of you. You have always taken some time to help me with the project. Our meetings have sparked a passionate flame in me which contributed massively to the result I (/we) obtained in the end. HyMAT is truly an interdisciplinary project to which you contributed more than you might imagine”, student from 2018 who has recently contacted me.
“I would like to thank Dr. Eva M. Navarro-López for her consistent enthusiasm throughout my research, and for always having faith in my capabilities. Her enthusiasm for neuronal networks is one that has quickly become my own”, 2016.
“I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Eva M. Navarro López, for her academic wisdom, her caring manner and her constant help throughout the year which was essential for completing this project”, 2013.
“Today I finished my all required research [PhD]. I always remember your guidance, support and patience. I still remember the first time you corrected my terrible-language report and how serious you were, how supportive you were, how humble you were. And in the second meeting after my update, you put the confidence inside the learner in me, you smiled, you cheered as I was not just foreign new student but a member of your family. I learned many things from the scientist represented by you and your manners”, from a former MSc student who had just submitted his PhD thesis, 2019.
“Thanks a lot to my supervisor Dr. Eva Navarro-López. You did help me a lot and have shown the greatest patience to me and huge passion in out project which made me benefit a lot. Through the whole year, Dr. Eva Navarro-López guided the whole project in a meticulous and creative way, inspiring each member, including me, to be devoted to scientific research and to new areas that we have never touched. The experience of the research with you will make a big difference for me and make me benefit for my whole life”, 2018.
“I would like to give my deepest gratitude to Dr. Eva Navarro-López, my supervisor, for her utmost support, constant encouragement and excellent guidance. It was a good time to attend her lectures and meetings and it is good fortune to be her student”, 2018.
“I sincerely thank my thesis adviser, Dr. Eva Navarro-López. Her unwavering enthusiasm and positivity from the first day of my project has left a lasting impression. I would not have been able to meet my goal without her patience and expert advice”, 2017.
“I owe you every single minute you have spent to help me, every mistake that you corrected in my poor writing. When you put faith in me, it was a big responsibility and an appreciated confidence by which I have been inspired and made a good progress. You are a person I respect and appreciate every day we worked together in the project”, 2015.
“First I wish to thank my supervisor, Eva Navarro-López, who has encouraged me and pushed me all the way through my PhD. Eva, I am so grateful for the way you have questioned everything I have done, forcing me to really know what I am talking about! Also, I thank you for the hours you have put into reading all my writing, but particularly this thesis. This work only exists because of your passion for research.”
“First and foremost, I must acknowledge that I owe a great debt to my supervisor, Dr. Eva Navarro-López. I’m certain this would be far lesser work without her unwavering support and strength. I do not know how she does it”.
“First, I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Eva Navarro López. She gave me the opportunity to study here, and she provided guidance and advice throughout the project (even when I did not appear very willing to listen). She also spent considerable time and effort helping me edit this manuscript into a presentable form.”
“As I understand, you’re creating a real intelligence, like a human brain, not the simplified version of neurones (that ML uses). And it’s in the collaboration with neuroscientists. It’s just a dream research. I wish I can do something like that in the future”, 1st-year tutee, 2018.
“May I just say that, given the broad range of topics you have covered in your career and as a supervisor, as well as the unique perspective towards research and learning you have set out in your manifesto, I would be very keen for any opportunity to work with you, and learn from you”. PhD prospective unsuccessful student, 2016.
“You are the most caring and sweetest lecturer in this Department”. A group of first-year students in the lab I was the coordinator for, 2016.
“My tutor is a free minded individual that in my opinion thinks outside the box as she is not quite strict to certain practises, and this is very encouraging. Eva has been very helpful and I must say that the tutorial sessions have indeed kept my sanity. Reflections are now becoming a habit of mine”, 1st-year tutee, 2012.
“I am sending this email to show you my support and my strong belief in your work. I like your unorthodox way of developing new ideas and breaking the ‘protocol’, as a sign of this creativity you put art and life into your work. I felt proud yesterday and the motivation of being a member of your project increased in me”, a prospective MSc student after attending a seminar of mine, 2011.