|Location:||Duff Theater 1|
|Times:||Tuesday and Thursday, 2:35-3:55pm.|
||Prof. Joelle Pineau, School of Computer Science
Office: McConnell Engineering 106N
Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm in my office.
||Phil Bachman, MC 111 |
Office hours: Thurs. 4-5pm.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please use COMP-424 in subject line, otherwise email might be filtered out.)
|Pierre-Luc Bacon, MC 111 |
Office hours: Fri. 12-1pm.
|Clement Gehring, MC 111 |
Office hours: Wed. 4:30-5:30pm
|William Hamilton, MC 112 |
Office hours: Mon. 10:30-11:30am
|Class web page:||http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~jpineau/comp424|
The weekly quizzes will be short tests designed to assess basic understanding of the course material as we progress through the topics.
The assignments will require primarily written work and some programming to gain hands-on experience with the concepts covered in the lectures.
The project will be composed of a programming part and a written report. In the programming part, you will implement a game-playing program that will play against your colleagues' programs over the network. You will be provided with a complete program for a player that chooses moves legally but randomly. Your mission will be to enhance the player, using AI techniques of your choice. The project code will be written in Java. The ability to program in Java under the UNIX operating system is assumed but the use of this language is not mandatory. You may use any programming language, as long as you can demonstrate that your implementation is correct. In the report, you will describe your approach, and justify your choice of algorithms.
Both the midterm and the final examination are written examinations. The midterm will be held during class hours. No make-up midterm will be given. The final will be held during the regular exam period.
All assignments are INDIVIDUAL!
McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand
the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences
under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see
Any work submitted in this course (including code, report, homeworks) may be checked using automated software to detect possible cases of cheating or plagiarism.
In accord with McGill University's Charter of Students' Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded.
In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.