CMSC 421 -- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


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Class times: Mon-Wed, 3:30-4:45pm, CSI 2117

This course introduces the student to a range of ideas and methods in AI, selected in various semesters largely from among: automated heuristic search, planning, games, logical and statistical inference, learning, natural-language processing, vision, robotics, and intelligent agents. The emphasis this semester will mostly be on intelligent agents, learning, and inference.

Contact Info and Office Hours
Instructor: Don Perlis perlis@cs.umd.edu Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm AVW 3253
TAs (in AVW 4101 and 4103):
Jiali Huang hjldtc@163.com Mondays 4:45-6:45pm
John Kanu jdkanu@terpmail.umd.edu Fridays 10:45am-12:45pm
Chris Maxey cmaxey@cs.umd.edu Mondays 9:00-11:00am
JJ Rosenberg jjr107@gmail.com Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am
David Sekora djsekora@cs.umd.edu Fridays 4:00-6:00pm






Textbook: there will be no required/official textbook assigned for this class. Extensive lecture notes will be posted regularly. For those who wish additional sources, the following may be useful to consider:
1. Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach, by Russell & Norvig (any edition)
2. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents, by Poole & Mackworth, available free online

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