ICS 361 -- Artificial Intelligence Programming

Homepage/Syllabus -- Fall 2016

Note: Most course information is posted on Laulima.

Lectures: Tu & Th, 1:30-2:45p, Holmes 242.
Instructor: Prof. Nancy Reed, nreed@hawaii.edu, POST 314E , phone: 956-8498, Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-12:30pm in 314E POST, or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Branden Ogata, bsogata@hawaii.edu, Office: POST 314-6 cubicle Office Hours: 3:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment.

Required Textbooks:
Land of Lisp, Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time! by Conrad Barski, M.D. No Starch Press. October 2010, 504 pp. (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-59327-281-4.
Thinking as Computation: A First Course by Hector J. Levesque, slides and supplementary material 978-0262016995, The MIT Press, (Jan 6, 2012)
Available online (do not buy): AI Algorithms, Data Structures, and Idioms in Prolog, Lisp, and Java,, George F. Luger and William A. Stubblefield, Addison-Wesley, 2009.

Optional Reference Material:
Artificial Intelligence, A Modern Approach , 3rd Edition, by S. Russell & P. Norvig, Prentice Hall, 2009. Authors' site
Artificial Intelligence: Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem Solving, 6th edition by George F. Luger, Addison Wesley, 2009. Author's site
Practical Common Lisp, Peter Seibel, Apress, 2005, ISBN: 1590592395,
ANSI Common Lisp, Paul Graham, Prentice Hall, 1995, ISBN: 0-133708756,
Common Lisp, A gentle introduction to symbolic computation , Touretzky [out of print, link to online copy here].
Programming in Prolog, 4th edition, Clocksin & Mellish, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-58350-5.
Learn Prolog Now http://www.learnprolognow.org/


The objective of the course is to expose students to concepts in artificial intelligence and the functional and logic programming paradigms. This is fundamental knowledge for all computer science students as described in the current ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) curriculum recommendations. Artificial intelligence has only been available to seniors (400 level) and infrequently offered at UH. The addition of this course will bring the fundamentals of artificial intelligence along with alternative programming paradigms to more students. This course integrates with the new curriculum and provides an alternative to ICS313, programming language theory, which is a requirement for ICS majors.

By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following learning objectives:


Prerequisites inclulde a C or better in both ICS 212 - Program Structure and ICS 241 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II.

Course Requirements

Grades in this course are based on exams and assignments. There will be (7-9) written and/or programming assignments (30%), one written midterm examination (25%), and a final examination (35%). Participation in class discussions counts 10% toward your grade.
Programs must execute and meet the assignment specifications to earn full credit. Good code-writing style, comments and documentation are also required.
Note: A reasonable attempt at ALL assignments AND the project must be submitted to pass the course. I.e. failure to submit any assignment before solutions are posted, is an automatic fail.

Grading Policy

Grades are based on an absolute scale

As=90-100%, Bs=80-89.9%, Cs=70-79.9% (74% for C), Ds=60-69.9%.
If you earn 74% or more, then you will get at least a C.
See details in Exams and Grading,

KOKUA Program

If you feel you need accommodations due to special circumstances, please contact the KOKUA Program (V/T) at 956-7511 or 956-7612 in room 013 of the QLCSS, and/or speak with me privately to discuss your specific needs. I am happy to work with you and the KOKUA Program to provide the support you need to succeed in this course.

Class Work and Academic Conduct

The Association for Computing Machinery is our primary professional organization. Student membership is not expensive, and there are many benefits of membership. You are bound by the ACM code of ethics. Exams and quizzes must be done individually. Assignments are to be done individually. Discussing approaches to programming assignments with classmates is fine. Copying answers, sharing code, submitting solutions from the Internet or other sources without proper citation as your own work, are not permitted.
If you use ideas from any source to complete your assignments, including printed and electronic, you must cite the source in your assignment/program files. For example, if you use a book, note the title, author(s) and page numbers. For a web page, enter the URL and date accessed. Journal papers, conference proceedings, and other sources must be identified with the conference name, location and publisher in addition to the title, authors and page numbers. If you use exact text, it must be properly quoted. If you use work you did for a previous course, this must be noted at the top of the page.

All students at the University of Hawaii are bound by the student conduct code posted at ( http://www.studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/policies/conduct_code/ ). What does this mean to you? Does it mean that its OK to cheat if you don't get caught?

It is each student's responsibility to prevent others from seeing and/or copying their work, and to report incidents of suspected cheating at UH. Cheaters will be reported and risk expulsion from the university.

I hope you learn a lot and enjoy this course. Go back to the Top of this page

(c) N. E. Reed, 2005-2016