Instructor: Prof. Harry Wechsler firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description – Principles and methods for knowledge representation, reasoning, learning, problem solving, planning, heuristic search, natural language processing, and their application to building intelligent systems in a variety of domains. Uses LISP, PROLOG, MATLAB, or expert system programming language.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CS 310 and 330
Main Topics: Problem Solving, Search, Knowledge and Reasoning, Uncertainty and Probabilistic Reasoning, Learning, and Communication (Perception / Vision and Natural Language Processing). Additional topics time permitting: Data Mining, Deep Learning, and Biometrics.
· Knowledge of and ability to apply uninformed and heuristic search methods;
· Knowledge of and ability to apply knowledge representation and reasoning methods based on first-order logic;
· Knowledge of and ability to apply basic probabilistic reasoning methods;
· Knowledge of and ability to apply basic machine learning methods;
· Ability to implement basic AI methods in Lisp, Prolog or a knowledge-based systems development environment;
· Ability to identify and apply basic AI methods to a given problem.
Time, Day, and Venue: TR – Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm, Innovation Hall 204
Office Hours: TR 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm or by appointment, ENGR 4448.
First day of classes: T, September 1, 2015
No class on T, October 13, 2015 (Columbus Day recess) and R, November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving recess)
Last day of classes: R, December 10, 2015
Final Exam: R, December 17, 2015, 1:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Textbook: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Russell and Norvig (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall, 2010.
Textbook Website: http://aima.cs.berkeley.edu/
Textbook Slides: http://aima.eecs.berkeley.edu/slides-pdf/
Complementary Textbook: ANSI Common LISP, Paul Graham, Prentice Hall, 1995 http://www.paulgraham.com/onlisptext.html
CLOSED BOOK EXAMINATIONS
· Homework – 40 % // late homework not accepted //
· Midterm – (Tentative) R, October 15, 2015 – 20 %
· (Cumulative) Final – December 16, 2015 - 40 %
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