15-381 Schedule and Handouts

Class Schedule (subject to updates)

Click on the links below to access the handouts for that day.

Jan 18 Carbonell Introduction to AI and Problem Solving, Administrivia
Jan 20 Carbonell Basic search methods: DFS, BFS, HC, HS, ...
Jan 25 Carbonell Advanced search: Goal Reduction, MEA, A* ...
Homework 1 handed out
Jan 27 Cohn Game-tree Search, A-B pruning, Game Theory
Feb 1 Cohn Constraint Satisfaction & Scheduling
Homework 1 Addendum
Additional handouts: Sadeh and Fox background reading, Article about Sanjiv Sidhu
(please see Jennifer McGuiggan in NSH 4517 for copies)
Feb 3 Carbonell Propositional and Predicate Logic
Feb 8 Carbonell Unification and Resolution in Logic
Feb 10 Carbonell Representing Knowledge Beyond first-order Logics and Taxonomy diagram
Homework 1 due
Homework 2 handed out
Feb 15 Carbonell Natural Language Processing
Feb 17 Carbonell Knowledge-Engineering and Rule-Based Systems
Feb 22 Cohn Probabilistic Reasoning
Feb 24 Cohn Bayes Networks
Homework 2 due
Feb 29 Cohn Bayes Nets & Midterm Review
Mar 2   **Midterm Exam**
Mar 7 Carbonell Information Retrieval: Vector Space Models
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Mar 9 Cohn Naive Bayes and Introduction to Machine Learning
Mar 14 Cohn Decision Trees
Homework 3 handed out
Mar 16 Cohn Model Selection
Mar 21 Carbonell Other Supervised Learning and Applications
Mar 23 Cohn Neural Networks
Homework 3 optional early hand in (for 10% extra credit) on March 24, 2000 at 4:30 in NSH 4517
Mini-project (homework 4) launched
Mar 28   **Spring break**
Mar 30   **Spring break**
Apr 4 Carbonell Clustering and Unsupervised Learning
Homework 3 due for real
Apr 6 Liam Pedersen Robotics Antarctic Meteorite Search
Apr 11 Cohn Optimization: Multivar HC, Simulated Annealing,...
Apr 13 Cohn MDPs and Reinforcement Learning
Apr 18 Cohn MDPs and Reinforcement Learning
Apr 20 Schneider Enrichment lecture: Optimization in Industry
Apr 25   No Lecture
Apr 27 Greg Aist Enrichment lecture: Speech Understanding
Mini-project due
May 2 Jaime Carbonell Ethics Talk
May 4 Selected students Presentation of Mini-Projects

Note: Recitations will be scheduled on an as-needed basis, e.g. a few days before each homework is due, or to review a difficult topic, if there is sufficient demand as judged at the end of class.