CS4246
AI Planning and Decision Making (2010/2011, Semester 1) 

 MODULE OUTLINE Created: 09-Jul-2010, Updated: 11-Jan-2011
 
Module Code CS4246
Module Title AI Planning and Decision Making
Semester Semester 1, 2010/2011
Modular Credits 4
Faculty School of Computing
Department Computer Science
Timetable Timetable/Teaching Staff
Module Facilitators
PROF Leong Tze Yun Lecturer
Consultation : By Appointment Only.
DR Low Bryan Kian Hsiang Lecturer
Consultation : By appointment only.
YIN HONGLI Tutor
DINH THIEN ANH Tutor
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Aims & Objectives | Prerequisites | Schedule | Syllabus | Assessment


 AIMS & OBJECTIVES Top
This module introduces the major concepts and paradigms in planning and decision making in complex environments. It examines issues, challenges, and techniques in problem representation, goal or objective specification, response selection, and action consequence for a wide range of strategic and tactical planning and decision making situations. Topics covered include deterministic and non-deterministic planning, practical planning and acting under resource constraints and uncertainty, expected utility and rational decision making, decision networks, Markov decision processes, elementary game theory, and multi-agent planning and decision making.


 PREREQUISITES Top
(MA2216 or ST2131 or ST2334) and CS3243



 SCHEDULE Top
Lectures: Fri 1400 - 1600 LT19  


 SYLLABUS Top

Week (Updated)

Lecture Topics

Remarks

1     (11/08)

Introduction

 

2     (20/08)

Deterministic Planning

 

3     (27/08)

Planning in the Real World

 

4     (03/09)

Non-Deterministic Planning

 

5     (10/09)

Multi-Agent Planning

Holiday; lecture to be rescheduled

6     (17/09)

Probability, Utility, and Rational Decision Making

Test 1

TERM BREAK (Sat 18 Sep – Sun 26 Sep 2010)

7     (01/10)

Decision Networks

 

8     (08/10)

Markov Decision Processes

 

9     (15/10)

Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

 

10   (22/10)

Game Theory

 

11   (29/10)

Multi-Agent Decisions

Test 2

12   (05/11)

Reinforcement Learning

Holiday; lecture to be rescheduled 

13   (12/11)

Applications

 

Final Exam

Monday, 29 November 2010 (Afternoon)



 ASSESSMENT Top
Class participation + Homework  20%
Tests 40%
Final Exam  40%