Professor Harry Wechsler
Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
CS 480 --- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Prerequisites: C or better in CS310 and CS330
001 74997 TR 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. STII 15
R 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. or by appointment (SITE II - Rm. 461)
S. Russell and P. Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, 2003
1. Paul Graham. ANSI Common Lisp, Prentice Hall. 1995.
2. W. Clocksin and C. Mellish. Programming in Prolog, 3rd ed. Springer-Verlag. 1987.
Principles and methods for knowledge representation, reasoning, learning, problem solving, planning, heuristic search, and natural language processing and their application to building intelligent systems in a variety of domains. Uses LISP, PROLOG or expert system programming language.
ABET Course Outcomes
1. A knowledge of basic uninformed and heuristic search techniques.
2. A knowledge of basic logic or probabilistic reasoning techniques.
3. A knowledge of basic machine learning techniques.
4. An ability to implement basic AI methods in Lisp or in Prolog.
5. An ability to identify and apply an appropriate AI method to a
1st day of classes: August 26, 2008
Columbus Day recess: October 14, 2008
Last Day of Classes: December 2, 2007
1. Homework Assignments: 25%
2. Midterm: 20% --- October 21, 2008
3. FINAL: 35% -- December 16, 2008 -- 1:30 pm – 4:15 pm
4. TERM PROJECT: Project (20%).
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