CS165A: Artificial Intelligence (Winter 2019)


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Instructor: Prof. Yu-Xiang Wang

TA1: Chong Liu, Office Hour: Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm, Trailer 936.
TA2: Lei Xu, Office Hour: Thursday 3:00-4:00pm, Trailer 936.

Lecture Section: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45pm Location: GIRV 2128
Discussion Section 1: Fri 11:00-11:50am, Location: PHELP 1444
Discussion Section 2: Fri 12:00-12:50pm, Location: PHELP 1444

Piazza: piazza.com/ucsb/winter2019/cs165a
Piazza is our main channel of communication. Questions should be posted here.

Office hours: Instructor Office Hour: Thursday 2:00-3:00pm, HFH 2121
TA1: Chong Liu, Office Hour: Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm, Trailer 936.
TA2: Lei Xu, Office Hour: Thursday 3:00-4:00pm, Trailer 936.

Textbook: Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Prentice Hall, Third Edition, 2010

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Course Schedule / Lecture Notes

Week Date Topic Reading Assignment
1 8-Jan Introduction and Course Overview Ch.1
10-Jan AI Problem Solving and Intelligent Agents Ch. 2, Ch. 26
2 15-Jan Quantifying uncertainty Ch. 13
17-Jan Probabilistic Reasoning: Bayes Network Ch. 14 HW #1 out
18-Jan Discussion 1
3 22-Jan Probabilistic Reasoning: d-separation, MRF Ch. 14 MP1 out
24-Jan Machine Learning: Supervised Learning Ch. 18
4 29-Jan Machine Learning: Unsupervised Learning HW #1 due
31-Jan Machine Learning: How machine learning works? Ch. 18 HW #2 out
5 5-Feb Continuous optimization
7-Feb Search: Solving problems with Search Ch. 3 MP2 out
6 12-Feb Search: Basic search Ch. 3 HW #2 due
14-Feb Midterm
7 19-Feb Search: Informed search Ch. 4 MP1 due
21-Feb RL: Learning from expert advice TBA HW#3 out
8 26-Feb RL: Multi-arm Bandits TBA
28-Feb RL: Policy evaluation and Causal Inference TBA
9 5-Mar RL: Reinforcement learning and MDP Ch. 17
7-Mar Logic: Propositional Logic Ch. 7 HW#3 due / HW#4 out
10 12-Mar Logic: First order logic Ch. 8, Ch. 9
14-Mar Review session HW#4 due / MP2 due
11 18-Mar Final Exam. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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