Spring 2006, CSCE 476/876

CSCE476/876, Spring 2006: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Prereq: CSCE310, Data structures and algorithms.

Course description: Introduction to the basic principles, techniques and tools now being used in the area of computational. Lecture topics will include problem solving, knowledge representation and reasoning, search, expert systems, and planning and action. More advanced topics may be included depending on class interests and performance. Programming will be done in Common Lisp using Allegro Common Lisp (ACL) and its programming environment.

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Location: Avery Hall, Room 109.

Make-up Class/Recitation: Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Avery Hall, Room 20 and Room 109.

Class schedule: the page will be regularly updated. Check it out often for reference to required and recommended reading material, homework texts, and announcements.

Instructor:   Prof.  Berthe Y. Choueiry
             Office location: Room 123B, Avery Hall,
             choueiry AT cse.unl.edu, tel: (402)472-5444.
             Office hours: Monday/Wednesday 3:30-04:30 p.m. (right after class) or by appointment.

TA:     Mr. Nick Zielinski
             email: nzielins AT cse.unl.edu
             Office location: Room 123D, Avery Hall
             Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 p.m.

In an effort to provide you with the best possible support, the following research assistants will be holding office hours:

For quick response, email cse476@cse.unl.edu.  Your message will be forwarded to both TA and instructor.

Textbooks (check the bookstore):

Protocol of the course: Grading policy: How to secure a good final grade:

Grade conversion:



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Books on reserve at the Math Library in Avery: Online LISP resources: Other (AI) references: Acknowledgments:
Countless web resources and, importantly, pointers from colleagues and other similar courses. Particular thanks to Rina Dechter (UCI), Marie desJardins (UMBC), Boi V. Faltings (EPFL), and Daphne Koller (Stanford University).

Berthe Y. Choueiry
Last modified: Thu Jan 10 20:19:57 CST 2008