COSC 4368: Artificial Intelligence Programming, Spring 2014


General Information

 

Instructor: Ricardo Vilalta (vilalta@cs.uh.edu)

 

Office: HBS (Health and Biomedical Science Center) Room 332

 

Telephone: (713) 743-3614

 

Office Hours: Fridays 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Class room: HBS (Health and Biomedical Science Center) Room 267

 

Meeting Time: Fridays 1:4:00 PM.

 

Optional Textbook: Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach

by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig. 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.

 

 


Information TAs (Teacher Assistants)

 

 

 

Name: Kinjal Dhar Gupta

 

Office: 313 PGH

 

Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Email: kinjaldhargupta@gmail.com

 

Name: Ushasi Ghosh

 

Office: 313 PGH

 

Office Hours: Fridays 10 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Email: ghosh.ushasi03@gmail.com

 


Course Description

 

Artificial Intelligence is the study of how to embed intelligent behavior in machines. The field is relatively young (since middle 20th century) and it is not until recently that it has experienced an increase in maturity as seen by a more rigorous and formal approach to its methodology. In this course, we will cover fundamentals aspects of artificial intelligence in a broad and general fashion. The class will be self-contained (i.e., I will not assume any previous knowledge). Main topics include problem solving, knowledge and reasoning using first order logic, planning, uncertain and probabilistic reasoning, learning, and robotics. 

 

 


Grading

 

 

Graded Work

Weight

2 Midterm Exams

60%

Homework

20%

Project

20%

 

 


Calendar

 

 

 

Dates to remember

Events

January 31

No class

February 28

No class (Ph.D. showcase)

March 7

1st Midterm Exam

March 14

No Class (Spring Holiday)

April 25

2nd Midterm Exam; Last class

Note: There is no final exam in this course.

 

 


Schedule

 

 

Dates

Topic

January 17

Introduction

 

January 24

Problem Solving

January 31

No class

February 7

Logical Agents

February 14

First-Order Logic

February 21

Probabilistic Reasoning

February 28

No class

March 7

1st Midterm Exam

March 14

Spring Holiday -- No Class

March 21

Making Decisions

March 28

Learning and Statistical Learning I

April 4

Learning and Statistical Learning II

April 11

Reinforcement leaning

April 18

 Perception and Robotics

April 25

2nd Midterm Exam

 


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