15381: Artificial Intelligence - Fall 2000

Time Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:50 am
Location Wean Hall 7500
Instructors Professor Jaime Carbonell (jgc@cs.cmu.edu)
Professor Manuela Veloso (mmv@cs.cmu.edu
TAs Laurie Hiyakumoto (hyaku@cs.cmu.edu)
Rune Jensen (runej@cs.cmu.edu)
Administrator Jennifer McGuiggan (jenm@cs.cmu.edu)
NSH 4517
Textbook Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
by Russell and Norvig, Prentice Hall, 1995
Web Page http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/academic/class/15381-f00/public/www/
Newsgroup cmu.cs.class.cs381
Final Exam December 14, 8:30am-11:30am, in rooms DH 1212 & DH 1211


Updates and Announcements


Weekly Office Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:30   Lecture
Wean Hall 7500
Wean Hall 7500
12:00   Manuela Veloso
Wean Hall 7123
  Manuela Veloso
Wean Hall 7123
1:30 Laurie Hiyakumoto
Wean Hall 4130
  Laurie Hiyakumoto
Wean Hall 4130
  Rune Jensen
Wean Hall 4130
3:00 Rune Jensen
Wean Hall 4130
4:00 Jaime Carbonell
Newell-Simon Hall 4519
  Jaime Carbonell
Newell-Simon Hall 4519


Material Covered

The core content of Artificial Intelligence is covered, including: problem-solving and search, logic and knowledge representation, planning, probabilistic reasoning methods, machine learning methods. Major application areas are explored briefly (e.g. natural language, information retrieval, data mining, etc.), as outlined in the class schedule.


15-212 or equivalent computer-science proficiency is required. Some knowledge of algorithms (e.g. indexing, "big-O") and some mathematics (logic, probability, or linear algebra) will help. Ability to program well on your own is important.

Homework and Grading

There will be 6 homeworks, consisting of both programming and problems. There will also be a midterm and a final examination. Final grades will be determined as follows:
Homework 60% (10% per homework)
Midterm 15%
Final 25%

Homework must be received by 11:59 pm on the day it is due. If it is turned in within a day of the due date, 10% will be deducted; within two days, 20%; beyond that, no credit will be given.

Last modified: Tue Dec 12 12:18:22 EST 2000
L. Hiyakumoto