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 Logic).

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). Also check my lab 460 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:
Regular office/advising hours: Mondays, 1-2pm; Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm. If you need help at any other time, find Prof. Futrelle or call or send email, or ask in class to set up an appointment.
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.
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:50 - 4:30 in 310 HT (Hurtig)
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