COSC 387: Artificial Intelligence
| Class Time:
|| TR 1:15-2:30 PM
|| REI 262
|| Mark Maloof
|| 240 Reiss
|| 240 Reiss
|| (202) 687-5034
| Office Hours:
|| MW 4-5 PM, TR 3-4 PM (or by appointment)
Assignments and Grading
- Midterm Exam; Thursday, October 18 (20%)
- Final Exam; Thursday, December 13, 4-6 PM (30%)
- Homework (optional)
- Additional Reading (on 2 hr. reserve at the
Blommer Science Library
- Turing, A., Computing machinery and intelligence (read by midterm).
- Newell, A., and Simon, H.A., Computer science as empirical enquiry
(read by midterm).
- Searle, J., Minds, brains, and programs (read by last class).
- Dreyfus, H.L., and Dreyfus, S.E., Making a mind versus modeling
the brain (read by last class).
- Simon, H.A., Why should machines learn? (read by last class).
- Programming Projects (50%)
- Project 1 (assigned Sep 19, due Oct 2), 4 points
- Project 2 (assigned Oct 2, due Oct 15), 7 points
- Project 3 (assigned Oct 19, due Nov 5), 10 points
- Project 4 (assigned Nov 5, due Nov 19), 13 points
- Project 5 (assigned Nov 19, due Dec 6), 16 points
(defun grading (grade)
((>= grade 94) 'A+)
((>= grade 90) 'A)
((>= grade 87) 'B+)
((>= grade 84) 'B)
((>= grade 80) 'B-)
((>= grade 77) 'C+)
((>= grade 74) 'C)
((>= grade 70) 'C-)
((>= grade 67) 'D+)
((>= grade 64) 'D)
Policies for this Course
- Students must complete all assignments individually.
- If a student obtains code or help from a source outside of the
class (i.e., outside of the text book(s), the lecture notes, the instructor,
or the class's teaching assistants), then the student must acknowledge
this assistance by properly citing the source in comments above the
function or code segment.
- All assignments should be turned in on time. For late projects,
there will be a 15% deduction for each 15 minute period after the deadline.
- Students are responsible for keeping a backup of their projects on a
university machine (i.e., gusun or cssun).
- Students bringing cell phones to class must either set the phone to
vibrate, turn the ringer volume off, or turn the phone off completely.
When I was a kid, my school teachers used to always announce
quizzes by ringing a bell. As a result, ringing sounds evoke
a Pavlovian response, and I think it's time to have a quiz.
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