Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

CSE 473 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Spring 2021
MWF 14:30-15:20, Zoom Meeting ID: 96458589512
Staff email:

Instructor: Hanna Hajishirzi
Office hours: Tue 10:45-11:30am
Here is the office hour zoom link(937-0502-7049)

TA List

TA: Zhaofeng Wu
Office hours: Mon 1:30-2:30pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(981-517-66685)
TA: James Ferguson
Office hours:Tue 4-5pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(995-9334-1679)
TA: Skyler Hallinan
Office hours:Wed 10-11am
Here is the office hour zoom link(913-8960-8238)
TA: Alex Olshanskyy
Office hours:Wed 5-6pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(968-2179-4119)
TA: Velocity Yu
Office hours:Thu 1:30-2:30pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(958-5118-9915)
TA: Blarry Wang
Office hours:Fri 11am-12pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(924-9182-8042)
TA: Aida Amini
Office hours:Fri 4-5pm
Here is the office hour zoom link(917-2524-3836)
TA: Alex Jiang
TA: Ruthvik Sai Mondreti

Schedule [subject to change!]

Week Dates Topics & Lecture Notes Readings Programming Assignments Written Assignments
1 March 29, 31, April 2 Introduction; Search [Annotated slides] R&N, Ch. 1,2; R&N 3.1-3.4 PS0 No Due Date
2 April 5, 7, 9 Informed Search[Annotated] R&N 3.5-3.7; Search visualization tool HW1 Due: April 9
3 April 12, 14, 16 Adversarial Search[Annotated]; ExpectimaxExpectimax[Annotated] R&N 5.1-5.5 PS1 Due: April 14
4 April 19, 21, 23 Markov Decision Processes (MDPs)[Annotated] R&N 17.1-17.3 HW2 Due: April 23
5 April 26, 28, 30 Markov Decision Processes (MDPs II) R&N 17.1-17.5, 22.1-22.3 PS2 Due: April 28
6 May 3, 5, 7 Reinforcement Learning (RL)[Annotated] R&N 22 HW3 Due: May 7
7 May 10, 12, 14 Bayesian Networks and Uncertainty R&N 13; 14 PS3 Due: May 12
8 May 17, 19, 21 Hidden Markov Models(HMMs)[Annotated]; HMM-Inference[Annotated] R&N 14.3 HW4 Due: May 21
9 May 24, 26, 28 Machine Learning[Annotated] R&N 21
10 June 2, 4 Applications; Deep Learning R&N 21, 23-25 PS4 Due: June 2 Final HW Due, June 9


Programming Assignments

This quarter, we will do The Pac-Man Projects. Please complete the versions listed below, as they differ in places from the originals.

Writing Assignments

We will have multiple shorter written assignment, and one longer assignment in the final week.

Discussion Board

Please use Ed for course related questions.

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