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CS486/686 | Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Fall 2014

Course Management

The Fall 2014 offering of CS486/686 will use the LEARN course management system:

All course materials (including lecture slides and assignments) will be placed on the CS486/686 LEARN site.

Course Instructor

Chrysanne Di Marco
Office: DC1308
Telephone: 519-888-4443 (x34443)
E-mail: cdimarco AT
Office hours: Mondays 12:00-1:30 or email to make an appointment

Class Times and Locations

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Lecture times: 2:30-3:50
Location: MC2054

Course Textbook

Artificial intelligence: Foundations of computational agents
David Poole and Alan Mackworth
Cambridge University Press, 2010

Available online at:

Additional Reference

Artificial intelligence for games
Ian Millington and John Funge
Morgan Kaufmann, second edition, 2009
Copies will be available from DC Library short-term loan

Course Materials

Lecture slides, assignments, and other handouts will be available on LEARN:

Course Newsgroup

The CS486/686 LEARN discussion forum will be used as the course newsgroup.

Course Syllabus

(updated August 30 - minor revisions)



(updated September 15)
Lecture 2: