CSC 8520: Artificial Intelligence
Fall, 2015, Weds, 6:15-9:00, Mendel G90.
Dr. Paula Matuszek
E-mail: Paula.Matuszek@villanova.edu or Paula.Matuszek@gmail.com
Phone: (610) 647-9789
TA:  Harish Vempati

Syllabus:

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-moving field, and the syllabus may be modified significantly as the semester progresses.   This is especially true of the last half of the semester.


Date Topic Reading Assignment
Aug 26 Introduction, Intelligent Agents.  
R&N, Ch 1 and 2 Assignment1

Presentation


Lab





Sept 2 Search as an Agent,  Prolog.
R&N, Ch 3.1-3.4
Assignment 2

Agent Search Presentation.



Prolog Intro, Assignment.    Prolog Presentation


dragon.pl  program.pl   time.pl





Sept 9 Intelligent Search (Informed, Adversarial) R&N, Ch 3 and 5
Assignment 3

Intelligent Search Presentation   Prolog 2 Presentation






Sept 16 Constraint Satisfaction R&N, Ch 6
Assignment 4

Short Presentation:  Enea Tsanai



Constraint Presentation



Constraint Lab


simple.pl  


nextTo.pl   position.pl





Sept 23 Logical Agents, First Order Logic R&N, Chs 7 and 8


Logic Presentation     Logic Lab






Sept 30 Inference  R&N, Ch 9
Assignment 5

Short Presentation:  Jeff Linahan



Inference Presentation  Inference Lab



Midterm Notes


resolve.pl      baby





Oct 7 Midterm





Oct 14 Fall break





Oct 21 Planning R&N, Ch 10
Assignment 6

Planning Presentation  Planning Lab


planner.pl    adts.pl


Short Presentation:  Chandra Pavan Puli






Oct 28 Knowledge Representation R&N, Ch 12


Knowledge Representation Presentation


Short Presentation:  Vellanki Sneha





Nov 4 Machine Learning
R&N, 18.1-18.3
Assignment 7

Machine Learning 1 Presentation


Weka Lab


restaurant.csv


Short Presentation:  Jeremy Heaton 





Nov 11 Machine Learning R&N, 18-4 - 18.9, 18.12
Assignment 8

Evaluating Classifiers Presentation


Machine Learning 2 Presentation


Second Weka Lab


Short Presentation:  Sandra Mosquera Davidson 





Nov 18
Natural Language Processing
R&N, Chs 22 & 23


Natural Language Processing Presentation


NLP Lab


Short Presentation: Matthew Thorne





Nov 25 Thanksgiving break





Dec 2 Robotics R&N, Ch 25
Project Due

Robotics Presentation



Text Only


Short presentation:  Jeff Linahan





Dec 9 Conclusion, Project Presentations. R&N, Chs 13 & 24


Student Presentations



Notes for the final


Summary Presentation





Dec 16 Final Exam