### Current Catalog Description

Introduction to the field of artificial intelligence: Problem solving, knowledge representation, reasoning, planning and machine learning. Use of AI systems or languages. Advanced topics such as natural language processing, vision, robotics, and uncertainty. Prerequisite: CSE 017 and CSE 140.

### Instructor: Daniel Lopresti (Spring 2021)

### Textbook

### References

None

### COURSE OUTCOMES

### Students will have:

- Understanding of basic AI
- Knowledge of some examples of state of the art
- Understanding of the important issues and techniques in the subfields of AI

### RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COURSE OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES

### CSE 327 provides modest support to the following program outcomes:

**A.** An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

**B.** An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

**I.** An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices

**J.** An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices

**K.** An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

### Prerequisites by Topic

- Comprehending a pseudo-code algorithm
- Basic data structures (e.g., trees, graphs)

### Major Topics Covered in the Course

- Agents
- Search
- Game playing
- Logic
- Reasoning, including Prolog
- Knowledge representation
- Planning
- Uncertainty
- Machine learning

### Assessment Plan for the Course:

The students are given seven homework assignments, a midterm and a final examination. Homework assignment questions typically do not involve programs, but instead demonstrate the steps of algorithms using diagrams, short essay question to analyze a topic, mathematical questions, etc. One homework assignment typically involves the use of Prolog as a logical reasoner. The midterm and final tend to have shorter versions of the types of questions that appear in the homeworks, as well as true/false questions. When I grade homeworks and exams, I look for common errors among students, and point these out in class.

### How Data in the Course are Used to Assess Program Outcomes:(unless adequately covered already in the assessment discussion under Criterion 4)

Each semester I include the average grades and standard deviations of the items mentioned in the assessment plan above in my self-assessment of the course. I also provide a matrix that relates these assignments to program outcomes. This report is reviewed, in turn, by the Curriculum Committee.