CS4246
AI Planning and Decision Making (2011/2012, Semester 1) 

 MODULE OUTLINE Created: 18-May-2011, Updated: 21-Jul-2011
 
Module Code CS4246
Module Title AI Planning and Decision Making
Semester Semester 1, 2011/2012
Modular Credits 4
Faculty School of Computing
Department Computer Science
Timetable Timetable/Teaching Staff
Module Facilitators
PROF Leong Tze Yun Lecturer
DR Low Bryan Kian Hsiang Lecturer
Consultation : Email me for an appointment.
YU JIANGBO Tutor
HOANG TRONG NGHIA 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, 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: Wed 1200 - 1400 LT15


 SYLLABUS Top

Week (Updated)

Lecture Topics

Remarks

1     (10/08)

NO CLASS - RAG DAY

 

2     (17/08)

Introduction

 

3     (24/08)

Deterministic Planning

 

4     (31/08)

Planning in the Real World

 

5     (07/09)

Non-Deterministic Planning


6     (14/09)

Multi-Agent Planning


TBA
Probability, Utility, and Rational Decision Making
 
 

TERM BREAK (Sat 17 Sep – Sun 25 Sep 2011)

7     (28/09)

TEST 1

 

8     (05/10)

Markov Decision Processes

 

9     (12/10)

Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

 

10   (19/10)

Game Theory & Multi-Agent Decisions

 

11   (26/10)

TEST 2 (Holiday; rescheduled to 28/10 1pm-3pm SR1)


12   (02/11)

Reinforcement Learning


13   (09/11)

Exam Revision

 

FINAL EXAM

Monday, 24 November 2011 (Morning)



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