4:30-7:10pm, Online, Blackboard Collaborate
Instructor: Jana Kosecka
Office hours: 2-3pm Wednesday
Contact: Office 4444 Research II, e-mail:
Course web page:
introduces core concepts and algorithms in Arificial Intelligence.
We will cover basic principles of search, constraint satisfaction,
decision making under uncertainty, reasoning and machine learning.
Applications of these methods in computer vision, robotics and
natural language processing will be discussed. AI is a
breadth-oriented field, and the goal of this course is to provide
the student with the foundations of the field.
The course will comprise of lectures by
the instructor, homeworks, final exam and the final project.
A working knowledge of computer systems and several programming
languages is required. The material covered in CS 310 (or INFS 519)
and CS 330 (or CS 530) as well as general computer science maturity
is assumed and used throughout the course.
Programming assignments will be in Python.
Russel and Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3rd edition
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 35%
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