CS4341 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. A97
Department of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mon, Tu, Th, Fri 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Prof. Carolina Ruiz
Office: FL 232
Phone Number: (508) 831-5640
| Mon. || 2:30 || - || 3:30 pm
| Th. || 3:00 || - || 4:00 pm, or by appointment
Room: FL 243
| Mon. || 10:00 || - || 11:00 am
| Tu. || 11:00 || - || 12:00 am
| Wed. || 10:00 || - || 11:00 am
| Fr. || 3:00 || - || 4:00 pm
Messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org reach both the instructor and the
Patrick H. Winston, Artificial Intelligence, 3rd edition.
Recommended Reference for Lisp:
Patrick H. Winston and Berthold K.P. Horn, Lisp, 3rd edition.
CS 2136 (Paradigms of Computation) and CS 2223 (Algorithms).
CS 3133 (Foundations of Computer Science) would be helpful, but is not
assumed. Familiarity with Lisp or Scheme is assumed.
| Exam 1
| Exam 2
| Class Participation
|| Extra Points
AVERAGE GRADES SO FAR:
| Pop Quiz
|| 8.75 / 10
| Quiz 1
|| 8.89 / 10
| Quiz 2
|| 6.97 / 10
| Hw 1
|| 96.2 / 100
| Hw 2
|| 73.87/ 100
| Exam 1
|| 78.3/ 100
There will be a total of 2 exams. Each exam will cover the
material presented in class since the beginning of the term.
In particular, the final exam is cumulative.
Exam 1 is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 23 and Exam 2 is scheduled for
Tuesday Oct. 14.
Both will be in-class, closed-book exams.
There will be one term project consisting of developing and implementing
a Lisp program that plays Go-moku. Go-moku, also known as "five in a row",
is a board game similar to tic-tac-toe but on a larger board.
In this game, two players (one of them being your computer
program) take turns putting marks on the board. The player who
first gets 5 of his/her marks in a row wins.
Students are expected to organize themselves
into groups of 3 for the term project.
The programs implemented by the different groups will play against each other
in a tournament.
One partial and one final project report are required.
Code documentation must follow the Departmental Documentation Standard
Quizzes will be given at the beginning of every Monday class.
Each quiz will cover the material of the previous week.
Additional pop quizzes may be given as well.
Several short computer assignments as well as written exercises will be
assigned throughout the term.
Students are expected to read the material assigned to each
class in advance. Class participation will add extra points to
CLASS MAILING LIST
The mailing list for this class is: email@example.com
You MUST subscribe to the mailing list by sending the following
one-line email message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Messages sent to email@example.com go to the entire class, and
- messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org go to the lecturer and the TA only.
CLASS WEB PAGES
The web pages for this class are located at:
Announcements will be posted on the web pages and/or
the class mailing list, and so you are urged to check your email and
the class web pages frequently.
ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED REFERENCES
The following additional references complement and/or supplement
the material contained in the required textbook. I have listed
them in decreasing order of interest according to my preferences.
In particular, the first one listed is my favorite one.
S. Russell, P. Norvig. "Artificial Intelligence:
A Modern Approach". Prentice Hall, 1995.
T. Dean, J. Allen, Y. Aloimonos.
"Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice"
The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc. 1995.
S. L. Tanimoto.
"The Elements of Artificial Intelligence
Using Common Lisp"
Computer Science Press
E. Rich and K. Knight.
"Artificial Intelligence" Second edition
"Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming:
Case Studies in Common Lisp"
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1992.
"Essentials of Artificial Intelligence"
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1993.
G. F. Luger and W. A. Stubblefield
Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem Solving"
Benjamin Cummings, 1993.
M.R. Genesereth and N. Nilsson,
"Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence"
Morgan Kaufmann, 1987.
Small changes to this syllabus may be made during the course
of the term.