Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4524 Artificial Intelligence and Engineering Applications (4C)
Problem solving methods; problem spaces; search techniques; knowledge representation; programming languages for AI; games; predicate logic; knowledge-based systems; machine learning; planning techniques; reactive systems; artifical neural networks; natural language understanding; computer vision; robotics.
Computational systems are very good at repetitive tasks that are completely specified in advance. They do not perform so well at tasks that are poorly specified. The course presents Artificial Intelligence as providing the potential for making computers more useful, motivated in part by biological systems. Engineering applications are used to illustrate the concepts.
Design Technical Elective for CPE; Technical Elective for EE. Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Computers.
Prerequisites: 2574; STAT 4714.
ECE 2574 is needed to ensure a modest level of programming ability. STAT 4714 is needed as a background for discussions of inductive inference and machine learning.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Formulate problems that involve knowledge representation and state-space search
- Demonstrate proficiency with an AI programming language
- Develop and analyze software that performs heuristic search
- Develop and analyze software for game-playing using adversarial search
- Use predicate logic to represent facts and perform resolution theorem proving
- Develop algorithms and software for action planning, machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision in constrained problem domains
- Develop and analyze a knowledge-based system
- Describe the operation and limitations of common artificial neural network systems
|What is artificial intelligence?||5%|
|Languages for Artificial Intelligence programming: Lisp, Prolog||10%|
|Problems and Problem Spaces||5%|
|Basic Problem Solving Methods and Heuristic Search||10%|
|Predicate Logic and Theorem Proving||10%|
|Knowledge-based (Expert) Systems||10%|
|Natural Language Understanding||10%|
|Computer Vision and Scene Analysis||5%|
|Planning Methods and Reactive Systems||10%|