Shiqi Zhang *
Office hours (virtual): Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, or by appointment (please email me before the visit)
Zoom link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/my/zhangs
Phone: 607-777-4355 (email is preferred)
* Fully vaccinated
Office hours: Mondays 1-3 PM
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3046890465?pwd=aEMxaVpJZmRRL3Q3blQ2U3VNK2dKUT09
This course will cover the basic ideas and techniques underlying the design of artificial intelligence (AI) agents. Topics include search, knowledge representation, planning, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning (including reinforcement learning), and applications (such as vision and robotics).
There is no generally accepted definition of "artificial intelligence." Some that have been proposed include:
For details, please refer to the the University's Covid-19 Guidance for Fall 2021. The following is a summary of the key points of the guidance extracted in August 2021, which is subject to change.
This course is a 3-credit course, which means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 6 hours of course-related work outside of class each week during the semester. This includes time spent completing assigned readings, participating in lab sessions, studying for tests and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
By Russell and Norvig
Note: You need the 3rd Edition (Blue cover).
While the instructor and the TA would be glad to answer any questions you have, students would frequently find their peers to be an equally important resource in this class. When one posts a question or an observation on the class forum, he/she is not only helping himself/herself, but also indirectly helping all other students. Activities in the discussion forum are considered to be a kind of class participation.
Please sign up to read/post on our class piazza page.
Binghamton University has a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure the provision of appropriate auxiliary aids, services and accommodations that afford enrolled students with disabilities equal access to, and participation in, all institutional programs and activities. The goal of academic accommodation is to facilitate equitable access to course-related activities and ensure that evaluations measure student achievement rather than unnecessarily reflecting the impact of a disability.
Students are expected to take an active role in informing faculty of authorized accommodations, and collaborating with them to insure effective arrangements. Students who believe they require disability-related support services or accommodations to participate on an equal basis with their class colleagues should follow the procedures outlined in "Disability Documentation Guidelines and Procedures for Requesting Academic Accommodations" on SSD's webpage under "Current Students".
More information is available here.
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If you are experiencing undue personal or academic stress at any time during the semester or need to talk with someone about a personal problem or situation, I encourage you to seek support as soon as possible. I am available to talk with you about stresses related to your work in my class. Additionally, a wide range of campus resources is available to provide help, including: