Monday | Sep 4 | Labor Day (campus closed) |
Wednesday | Oct 18 | Midterm Exam |
Thursday/Friday | Nov 23-24 | Thanksgiving (campus closed) |
Wednesday | Dec 13 | Final Exam 3:00-5:00pm |
Homework Assignments
Five homework assignments will be given, which will be graded.
Most of the assignments will be individual, but there may
also be team assignments. The assignments will generally involve
problem-solving but may also require programming or learning and
using some particular tool. Refer to the
Homework and Project Guidelines
for more information.
Project
There will be one semester project. The goal of the project is to explore
a particular AI technique in-depth, including a proposal, implementation,
report, and class presentation. The projects will all be individual.
For more information, refer to the
Homework and Project Guidelines.
Exams
The examinations include material covered in lecture,
homework material, and material covered in the relevant sections
of the course text and other reading materials provided. There will be one
midterm and a final exam. The final exam will be comprehensive.
Taking exams at times other than scheduled is only done under extreme
circumstances and must be arranged in advance with the instructor.
Exams are closed book. ONE 8.5x11 sheet of notes will be allowed for each exam, and it must contain only handwritten notes. The page of notes will be turned in with each exam, and will be returned shortly afterwards or available for return from the instructor.
Homework | 35% (7% each) |
Project | 25% |
Midterm | 15% |
Final Exam | 25% |
At the end of the semester, a final percentage will be calculated according to the above criteria. It will then be rounded to the nearest integer. Then, two grades will be assigned: first, a straight percentage grade according to the following scale:
90-100 A 85-89 A- 80-84 B+ 75-79 B 70-74 B- 65-69 C+ 60-64 C 55-59 C- 50-54 D+ 45-49 D 40-44 D- below 40 FThe second grade assigned will be based on a curve of the final point scores of all students.
The final grade will be the higher of the two assigned grades. That is, the percentage scale listed above is the minimum grade that a student will receive based on his/her percentage.
Students on military reserve whose units go on active duty during or around the final exam period are eligible for an Incomplete.