WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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CS534 Artificial Intelligence
Schedule of Classes - Spring 2019

PROF. CAROLINA RUIZ 

WARNING: Changes to this schedule may be made during the semester. 
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Week Date Due Topic Chapters/Sections
Jan. 9   Introduction to AI
Agents
1
2.1
1 Jan. 14 & 16   Uninformed (Blind) Search
Informed (Heuristic) Search
Analysis of Search Methods
3
2 Jan. 23
(11am-12:50pm)
  Local Search
  • Simulated Annealing
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • 4.1-4.2
    3 Jan. 28 & 30
    (Wed: 11-12:50)
    HW1 Adversarial Search
    Constraint Satisfaction Problems

    AI Showcase
    HW1 Discussion
    5.1-5.4
    6
    4 Feb. 4 & 6 HW2 Logical Agents
    Propositional Logic
    1st Order Logic

    AI Showcase
    HW2 Discussion
    7.1-7.5
    8
    5 Feb. 11 & 13   Inference in First-Order Logic
    Classical Planning

    AI Showcase
    HW3 Discussion
    9.1, 9.2.1-9.2.2, 9.5.1-9.5.3, 9.5.6
    10
    6 Feb. 18 & 20 HW3
    Proj Part II Proposal
    Classical Planning (cont.)
    Planning in the real world
    10
    11.1
    7 Feb. 25 & 27
    (Wed: 11-12:40)
    ** EXAM 1 ** (Monday, Feb. 25th)
    Uncertainty
    Probabilistic Reasoning
    13
    14.1,14.2,14.4.1
      Mar. 4 & 6   Semester Break
    8 Mar. 11 & 13 HW4 Probabilistic Reasoning over time
    Machine Learning:
  • Decision Trees
    AI Showcase
    HW4 Discussion
  • 15.1,15.3
    9 Mar. 18 & 20 Proj Part I Machine Learning (cont.):
  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning
    AI Showcase
    Project Part I Presentations
  • 18.1-18.4, 18.7
    10 Mar. 25
    (no class Mar. 27)
      Machine Learning (cont.):
  • Support Vector Machines
    AI Showcase
  • 18.9
    11 April 1 & 3 HW5 Machine Learning (cont.):
  • Bayesian Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
    HW5 Discussion

    AI Showcase
  • 20.2
    21
    12 April 8 & 10   Natural Language Processing
    Machine Vision
    22,23
    24
      April 17
    (no class April 15)
    HW6 Robotics
    AI Showcase
    HW6 Discussion

    25.1
    13 April 22 & 24 Proj Part II ** EXAM 2 ** (Monday, April 22nd)
    Project Part II Presentations
     
    14 April 29   Project Part II Presentations (cont.)
    Final Remarks