CS B351/COGS Q351: Intro to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation
(This information is
subject to change)
Info E 257
hauserk at indiana.edu
hours: M,Th 2-3
Info W 223
dcoroian at Indiana.edu
Hours: M, W 11-12
This course is aimed at undergraduate
students in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or related fields who have a
Experience with computer programming, data
structures, and algorithms will be assumed. Programming projects shall be
written in Python. Python has a
reputation for being extremely easy to learn; those with a strong programming
background can develop competency in Python in hours or days. Please contact
the instructor prior to the first programming assignment if you expect
& Norvig's Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach,
Third edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Classes meet on
11:15AM-12:30PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Info E 130.
There will be an
in-class midterm on (TBA) and a final exam at 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Thurs.
December 19. For each exam you are allowed to bring one page of notes, front and back.
Everyone is responsible for reading the departmental
statement on academic integrity before starting the first assignment.
Homeworks, including programming projects,
are to be completed individually. You may discuss the material with other
students, but all written work must be your
Homework assignments are due by the end of
class on the due date unless otherwise specified. Extensions are granted only
in extenuating circumstances at the instructor’s discretion. Requests for
extensions require advance notice (except for emergencies).
Questions can be
directed by email to either the instructor or TAs. Please begin the subject
line with "B351". Email will be responded to within 24 hours,
unless otherwise noted. Please allow sufficient time for responses before
The final grade will be
comprised of homework (50%),
midterm (15%), final exam (30%), and participation (5%) scores. There
will be opportunities to earn extra credit on several homework assignments.
There will be 6
homework assignments. In the overall homework score, the grade of the lowest
scoring assignment will be dropped.