Informatics 2D: Timetable

Date Title Recommended reading
Week 1
Tues 16/01/18 1. Intelligent Agents R&N Chapter 2 or
NIE Chapter (2) "Intelligent Agents"
Thurs 18/01/18 2. Problem Solving by Searching R&N Sections 3.1-3.3 or
NIE Chapter (3) "Solving Problems by Searching", Sections 1-3
Fri 19/01/18 3. Search Strategies R&N Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.7 or
NIE Chapter (3) "Solving Problems by Searching", Sections 3, 4, 7
Week 2
Tues 23/01/18 4. Adversarial Search R&N Sections 5.1-5.4 or
NIE Chapter (5) "Adversarial Search", Sections 1-4
Thurs 25/01/18 5. Informed Search and Exploration for Agents R&N Sections 3.5-3.6 or
NIE Chapter (3) "Solving Problems by Searching", Sections 5-6
Fri 26/01/18 6. Logical Agents: Knowledge Bases and the Wumpus World R&N Sections 7.1-7.5 or
NIE Chapter (6) "Logical Agents", Sections 1-5
Week 3
Tues 30/01/18 7. Effective Propositional Inference R&N Sections 7.5-7.7 or
NIE Chapter (6) "Logical Agents", Sections 5-7
Thurs 01/02/18 8. Smart Searching using Constraints R&N Sections 6.1-6.3 or
NIE Chapter (7) "Constraint Satisfaction Problems", Sections 1-3
Fri 02/02/18 9. Introduction to Coursework 1 Coursework 1
Week 4
Tue 06/02/18 10. First Order Logic R&N Chapter 8 or
NIE Chapter (8) "First-Order Logic"
Thurs 08/02/18 11. Unification and Generalized Modus Ponens R&N Sections 9.1-9.2 or
NIE Chapter (9) "Inference in First-Order Logic", Sections 1-2
Fri 09/02/18 12. Forward and Backward chaining, Resolution R&N Sections 9.3-9.6 or
NIE Chapter (9) "Inference in First-Order Logic", Sections 3-6
Week 5
Tue 13/02/18 13. Resolution-based Inference R&N Sections 9.3-9.6 or
NIE Chapter (9) "Inference in First-Order Logic", Sections 3-6
Thurs 15/02/18 14. Situation Calculus R&N Section 10.3 from the 2nd Edition
Fri 16/02/18 15. Question & Answer session
F L W
Tues 20/02/18 No Lecture
Thurs 22/02/18 No Lecture
Fri 23/02/18 No Lecture
Week 6
Tue 27/02/18 16. Introduction to Planning (2x2) R&N Sections 10.1 or
NIE Chapter (10) "Classical Planning", Section 1
Thurs 01/03/18 17. State-space Search and Partial-order Planning (2x2) R&N Sections 10.2, 10.4 and from the 2nd Edition Section 11.3 or
NIE Chapter (10) "Classical Planning", Sections 2, 4
Fri 02/03/18 18. Planning and Acting in the Real World I (2x2) R&N Sections 11.3, 4.3 or
NIE Chapter (11) "Planning and Acting in the Real World", Section 3 and Chapter (4) "Beyond Classical Search", Section 3.
Week 7
Tues 06/03/18 19. Planning and Acting in the Real World II (2x2) R&N Section 11.2 or
NIE Chapter (11) "Planning and Acting in the Real World", Section 2
Thurs 08/03/18 20. Acting under Uncertainty (2x2) R&N Sections 13.1-13.2 or
NIE Chapter (13) "Quantifying Uncertainty", Sections 1, 2
Fri 09/03/18 21. Introduction to Coursework 2 (2x2) Coursework 2
Week 8
Tue 13/03/18 — Deadline for Coursework 1, at 15:00
Tues 13/03/18 22. Probabilities and Bayes' Rule (2x2) R&N Sections 13.3-13.5 or
NIE Chapter (13) "Quantifying Uncertainty", Sections 3-5
Thurs 15/03/18 23. Probabilistic Reasoning with Bayesian Networks (2x2) R&N Sections 14.1-14.3 or
NIE Chapter (14) "Probabilistic Reasoning", Sections 1-3
Fri 16/03/18 24. Exact Inference in Bayesian Networks (2x2) R&N Section 14.4 or
NIE Chapter (14) "Probabilistic Reasoning", Section 4
Week 9
Tues 20/03/18 25. Approximate Inference in Bayesian Networks (2x2) R&N Section 14.5 or
NIE Chapter (14) "Probabilistic Reasoning", Section 5
Thurs 22/03/18 26. Time and Uncertainty I (2x2) R&N Section 15.1-15.2 or
NIE Chapter (15) "Probabilistic Reasoning over Time", Sections 1, 2
Fri 23/03/18 27. Time and Uncertainty II (2x2) R&N Section 15.2-15.3 or
NIE Chapter (15) "Probabilistic Reasoning over Time", Sections 2, 3
Week 10
Tues 27/03/18 28. Dynamic Bayesian Networks (2x2) R&N Section 15.5 or
NIE Chapter (15) "Probabilistic Reasoning over Time", Section 5
Thurs 29/03/18 — Deadline for Coursework 2, at 15:00
Thurs 29/03/18 29. Decision Making under Uncertainty (2x2) R&N Sections 16.1-16.3, 16.5 or
NIE Chapter (16) "Making Simple Decisions", Sections 1-3, 5
Fri 30/03/18 30. Markov Decision Processes (2x2) R&N Sections 17.1-17.3 or
NIE Chapter (17) "Making Complex Decisions", Sections 1-3



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