CSU520 Artificial Intelligence - Spring 2006 - General Information
Professor Futrelle -
College of Computer and Information Sciences, Northeastern U., Boston, MA
Version of 13 January 2005
Course description, from the catalogue:
CSU520 Artificial Intelligence (4 SH)
Introduces the fundamental problems, theories, and algorithms of the artificial
intelligence field. Includes heuristic search; knowledge representation using
predicate calculus; automated deduction and its applications; planning; machine
learning. Additional topics may include game playing; uncertain reasoning and
expert systems; natural language processing; logics for common-sense reasoning;
ontologies; multi-agent systems. Prerequisites: CSU212, PHLU215 (Symbolic
- Course Key Number:
- Northeastern University, and the
College of Computer and Information Sciences, Boston, MA.
- Professor Robert P. Futrelle
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- 450 West Village H (WVH). Also check my lab 460 WVH.
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- 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.
(commonly called "AIMA")
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming:
Case Studies in Common LISP
by Peter Norvig.
Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 1992.
(commonly called "PAIP")
- Personal Help:
Regular office/advising hours: Mondays, 1-2pm; Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm.
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- 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,
- Mondays and Wednesdays 2:50 - 4:30 in 310 HT (Hurtig)
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- Points of credit out of 100 points for the course:
- Lisp quiz (closed book) 10 points
- Midterm Exam (open book) 20 points
- Each of the four assignments 2.5 points10 points (total)
- Project initial report 10 points
- Project interim report 10 points
- Project final submission (includes class presentation) 15 points
- Final Exam (open book) 25 points
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