CSE440: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
|Time||10:20-11:40am, Monday and Wednesday|
|Location:||1230 Engineering Building|
|Professor:||Joyce Chai, 2138 Engineering Building, 517-432-9239, jchai AT cse DOT msu DOT edu|
|Office Hours:||Monday, Wednesday: 11:40-12:40pm, or by appointment|
|Textbook:||Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, Prentice Hall, 2010|
|TA:||Qiaozi Gao, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TA Office Hours:||Tuesday and Friday, 1-3pm, EB3203|
This is an introduction course to artificial intelligence covering fundamental topics in problem solving, heuristic search, knowledge representation, inference, planning, probabilistic reasoning, learning, and natural-language processing.
|Six written homework assignments||30%|
|Three programming assignments||20%|
Homework and Examinations:
The work in this course consists of six written homework assignments, three programming projects, two midterm exams, and one final exam. The written assignments must be turned in at the beginning of lecture on the day it is due. The programming projects are due before the midnight of the due date (through handin facility). No late homework will be accepted. Exams will be close book. There will be NO make-up exams except under extremely exceptional circumstances which must be documented and discussed with the professor ahead of time. The final exam will be comprehensive.
|Homework 1:||September 21|
|Homework 2:||October 5|
|Homework 3:||October 19|
|Homework 4:||November 9|
|Homework 5:||November 23|
|Homework 6:||December 2|
|Programming assignment 1||October 5|
|Programming assignment 2||November 5|
|Programming assignment 3||December 7|
|Midterm 1||October 7 (Wednesday)|
|Midterm 2||November 11 (Wednesday)|
|Final Exam:||Wednesday, December 16, 12:45-2:45 p.m.|
Tentative Schedule of Topics
|Sept. 2||Introduction||Chapters 1|
|Sept. 9||Intelligent Agent, Search||Chapter 2|
|Sept. 14, 16||More search||Chapter 3|
|Sept. 21, 23||Games, Constraint Satisfaction||Chapter 5.1-3, Chapter 6.1-5|
|Sept. 28, 30||Propositional Logic and FOL||Chapter 7, Chapter 8.1-4|
|Oct. 5, 7||Logic-based Inference and Midterm 1||Chapter 9.1-5|
|Oct. 12, 14||Prolog and Parsing||Programming in Prolog, Chapter 1-4|
|Oct. 19, 21||DCG and Parsing in Prolog||Programming in Prolog, Chapter 9|
|Oct. 26, 28||Planning, Knowledge representation,||Chapter 10.1.1-10.2.2, Chapter 12. 1-3,|
|Nov. 2, 4||Uncertainties, Bayes rules, Review||Chapter 13,|
|Nov. 9, 11||Bayesian networks and Midterm 2||Chapter 14.1-3|
|Nov. 16, 18||Bayesian network Cont.||Chapter 14.4-5,|
|Nov. 23, 25||Decision Trees||Chapter 18. 1-3|
|Nov. 30, Dec. 2||Concept learning, NLP||Chapter 18.7.1-18.7.3, Chapter 19. 1,|
|Dec. 7, 9||Robotics, Review||Chapter 17.5.1,|
Course materials are here for your reference.
Your grade should reflect your own work. Copying or paraphrasing someone's work (code included), or permitting your own work to be copied or paraphrased, even if only in part, is not allowed, and will result in an automatic grade of 0 for the entire assignment in which the copying or paraphrasing was done. Please talk to the instructor if you have trouble completing an assignment.
Alternative testing is available to those with a documented disability affecting performance on tests. Students with documented disabilities requiring some form of accommodation receive a Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA) document which displays verified testing accommodations when appropriate. Please visit Alternative Testing Guidelines if applied.
Notes: The instructor reserves the right to modify course policies and the course calendar according to the progress and needs of the class.