CSG120 Artificial Intelligence - Spring 2005 - General Information

Professor Futrelle - College of Computer and Information Sciences, Northeastern U., Boston, MA

Version of 4 January 2004

Course description, from the catalogue:

CSG120 Artificial Intelligence (4 SH)
This course introduces the fundamental problems, theories and algorithms of the Artificial Intelligence field. Topics covered include: heuristic search and game trees; knowledge representation using predicate calculus; automated deduction and its applications; problem solving and planning; introduction to machine learning. Required coursework includes the creation of working programs that solve problems, reason logically, and/or improve their own performance using techniques presented in the course. Prerequsite: Lisp or Java programming. (Lisp or Scheme preferred!)

Course Key Number:
Northeastern University, and the College of Computer and Information Sciences, Boston, MA.
Professor Robert P. Futrelle   Email me at: futrelle@ccs.neu.edu.
You can also use a web form to contact me without needing email access at all.
Futrelle's Office:
450 West Village H (WVH)
Hardcopy mailbox:
202 West Village H (WVH)
Futrelle's office: 617-373-4239, Lab: 617-373-4607
Artificial intelligence : A Modern Approach by Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2003. 2nd ed. 1080 pgs, ISBN: 0137903952. (commonly called "AIMA")
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common LISP by Peter Norvig. Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 1992. 946 pgs, ISBN: 1558601910. (commonly called "PAIP")
Personal Help:
If you need help at any time, find Prof. Futrelle or call or send email, or ask in class to set up an appointment. Regular office hours are Tuesdays 2-3pm and Fridays 2-3pm.
On-line help:
There is a ton of information about Artificial Intelligence on the web. The best sources are probably the links on the homepages for our two textbooks: AIMA homepage, PAIP homepage.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm in 170 DG
Information is available on the Projects page, as well as on the Lisp, ACL at CCIS page.
Points of credit out of 100 points for the course:
The course email archives:
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