Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Definitely show up in class. Even though attendance isn't measured daily, he gets to know your face and finds that very valuable. Otherwise, just take notes and know your stuff. He is not a fan of partial credit :)
Lots of IE fundamentals and basic stat stuff. It isn't challenging, but going the extra mile to know this backwards and forwards will set you up for a better experience overall with ISYE.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Put an honest amount of work in, show up in class each session, and you'll be good to go. Don't cut corners