CS 580 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Spring 2009

Prerequisite: CS 310, 330

001 13998 W 4:30 pm – 7: 10 pm   IN 136

Office Hours: W 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm (ST II – rm. 461)

Catalog description: 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.  LISP, PROLOG, [MATLAB] or  expert system programming language.

Instructor:  Prof. Harry Wechsler http://cs.gmu.edu/~wechsler/

Textbook:

S. Russell and P. Norvig   Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach,  Prentice Hall, Second edition, ISBN: 0-13-790395-2, 2003. 

Web site: http://aima.cs.berkeley.edu/

http://aima.eecs.berkeley.edu/slides-pdf/

Syllabus:

-       symbolic

-       connectionism (neural networks)

-       statistical

-       natural language processing

-       perception

Grading:

      Homework Assignments 25%

      MidTerm 20%

      Term Project 25%

      Final (Wed. 5/6) 30%

Honor Code

You are expected to abide by the honor code. Homework assignments and exams are individual efforts. Information on the university honor code can be found at: http://jiju.gmu.edu/catalog/apolicies/honor.html