Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Biology
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Instructor: Prof. Nancy Reed, 314E POST, email@example.com,
Office hours Mon & Wed 11:45-12:30 or by appointment.
Lectures: Mon and Wed 10:30-11:45 am, POST 318B.
This course gives students an overview of
Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques used in medicine and biology.
Practical applications of AI range from decision support systems for
diagnosis to modeling physiologic processes, to analyzing human and
animal DNA. Students in the course gain an in-depth practical
experience by completing a course project on a topic
of their choice.
Artificial Intelligence, A Modern Approach, 3rd Edition, by
Stuart Russell & Peter Norvig, Prentice Hall, 2009. http://aima.cs.berkeley.edu/
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp, by
Peter Norvig, Morgan Kaufmann, 1st edition, 1991. http://norvig.com/paip.html
Readings in Medical Artificial Intelligence:
The First Decade
Edited by William J. Clancey and Edward H. Shortliffe,
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1984,
Out of print. All chapters are freely available at
Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and
Biomedicine, Edward H. Shortliffe and James J. Cimino (Editors) 3rd
Edition, Springer, 2006, ISBN-10: 0387289860, ISBN-13:
978-0387289861. Note: 4th edition expected this Fall.
Rule-Based Expert Systems:
The MYCIN Experiments of the Stanford Heuristic Programming Project
Edited by Bruce G. Buchanan and Edward H. Shortliffe,
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1984.
Out of print. All chapters are freely available at:
Other material:Selected papers from books, journals and
conferences including the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal,
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA),and
AAAI/ACM/IEEE journals and conferences. Papers will typically be available
online through the library or will be provided as handouts.
Grades are based on participation in class discussions and the
presentation of technical papers (25%) and a term project including
proposal, progress report, a final presentation and a final report (75%).
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