# Schedule

AEFIS Syllabus: PDF

Week Date Topics RN SS Q/D M P
W1 23-May Perceptron Algorithm, Logistic Regression 19 9,14 Q1 M1 P1
W2 1-Jun Neural Network, Backpropagation 19 20 Q2 M2
W3 6-Jun Support Vector Machine, Decision Tree, K-Nearest-Neighbors 19 15-19 Q3 M3 P2
W4 20-Jun Natural Language, Naive Bayes, Bayesian Network 20,24 24 Q4 M4
W5 22-Jun Markov Model, Recurrent Network 22,24 24 Q5 M5 P3
W6 27-Jun Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Convolutional Network 21,25 Q6 M6  
W7 4-Jul Independence Day M7 P6
W8 11-Jul Midterm Exam
W9 18-Jul Clustering, Principal Component Analysis 20 22,23 Q7 M8 P4
W10 25-Jul Uninformed Search, Robotics, Informed Search 3 Q8 M9
W11 1-Aug Hill-Climbing, Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithms 4 Q9 M10 P5
W12 8-Aug Game Theory, Minimax Game, Alpha-Beta Pruning 5 Q10 M11
W13 15-Aug Repeated Games, Mechanism Design 5 Q11 M12 P6
W14 22-Aug Final Exam Q12

📗 (RN) Russell and Norvig: Chapters from the optional textbook: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig Link.
📗 (SS) Shai and Shai: Chapters from the optional textbook: Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms by Shai Shalev-Schwartz and Shai Ben-David Link
📗 (Q/D) Quizzes and Discussions: Weekly in-class Quizzes and Piazza Discussions.
📗 (M) Math homework: Weekly Math homework.
📗 (P) Programming homework: Bi-weekly Programming homework.

📗 Synchronous lectures: official lecture time slots will be used for: (~10 min) participation games, (~40 min) review of basic materials, (~120 min) going over examples and quizzes, in person and recorded on Zoom. You will login Socrative using your real wiscID to complete the quizzes.
📗 Asynchronous lectures: pre-recorded lectures from last year are posted on YouTube (~2 hour each lecture, divided into six parts). Pre-recorded discussions of quiz and homework questions will be posted on YouTube. They cover the same materials as the in person lectures, and can be watched either before or after the official lecture time slots. If you are comfortable with the materials and quiz questions from the in person lectures, you can skip these videos. If you are unable to attend the lectures, these videos cover all materials necessary for the homework and exams.

# Grading Scheme

Component Frequency Number Points Each Total
(P) Programming Bi-Weekly 5 8 40
(X) Exam Midterm and Final 2 30 60

📗 The recommended programming language is Java and Python. Code written in other languages will be accepted. The course staff will only be able to provide help with code in Java and Python.
📗 The lowest Programming homework grade can be replaced by a programming project you choose (P6).
📗 Each of the Exams is worth 30 percent of the final grade, but you can use Quizzes and/or Discussions and/or Math homework to replace a maximum of 15 percent for each Exams.

Alternatives to exams:
Component Frequency Number Max Points Each Total
(Q) Quizzes Weekly 10 0 or 1 10
(D) Discussions Weekly 20 0 or 0.5 10
(M) Math Weekly 10 0 or 1 10

📗 Discussions include: 
(1) Group discussions: you will be assigned to one of the groups and you have to post at least one reply to get the points;
(2) Sharing solutions to homework and past exam questions: sign up on the Google Sheet, and make a public Piazza post (note) with the name "M?Q?" or "X?Q?" and Piazza tag m? or d? that includes:
(i) a copy or a screenshot of your version of the question;
(ii) detailed solution and explanation to how you come up with the solution;
(iii) incorrect solutions and missing or unclear explanations will receive no points.

Component Max Points Each Max Post per Week
(D) Group Discussion 0.5 1
(D) Share Solution 0.5 3

📗 The total points earned from Quizzes, Discussions, and Math homework cannot exceed 30 percent of the final grade, but the unearned points will be used in case of borderline grades (89, 84, 79, etc).

Grade Letter Numeric
90+ A 4
85+ AB 3.5
80+ B 3
75+ BC 2.5
70+ C 2
60+ D 1
0+ F 0

📗 Midterm and final exam grades will be curved by dropping the questions with a negative point biserial correlation coefficient (RPBI < 0) or less than a quarter of the students answered correctly (PROB < 25%). The students who answered those correctly keep the points as bonus points. Quiz and homework grades will not be curved. The final grade will not be curved.

Exams Time Format Coverage
Midterm 3 hours 30 Short Answer W1 to W6
Final 3 hours 30 Short Answer W8 to W13

# Admin

📗 Instructor: Young Wu
📗 Office Hours: Wednesdays and Sundays 5:30 to 8:30 online Zoom Link

📗 TA: Hongtao Hao
📗 Office Hours: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:30 online Zoom Link.

Day Office Hours Staff Due Other
Monday - - Q, M, P Lecture
Tuesday - - - -
Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30 Young - -
Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 Hongtao - -
Friday - - - -
Saturday - - - -
Sunday 5:30 - 8:30 Young - -

# Course Website

📗 This webpage (for lecture notes and assignments).
📗 Summer 2019 to 2022 Courses: Link.
📗 Canvas (for grades): Link.
📗 Piazza (for discussion): Link
📗 Socrative (for quizzes): Link. The room numbers are "CS540E" for graded quizzes: use your wisc ID to log in (without "@wisc.edu"), and "CS540A" for anonymous feedback. You can also use the following room links: CS540E CS540A
📗 Professor Jerry Zhu: 2020.
📗 Professor Yingyu Liang: 2018 and 2019 and 2020
📗 Professor Sharon Li: 2021
📗 Professor Charles Dyer: 2019;
📗 Professor Jude Shavlik: 2016.

# Document Links

📗 List of M Test Pages: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11,
📗 List of P Pages: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6,
📗 List of X Test Pages: X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7,

📗 Sign-up Sheets: M:  Link
📗 List of Regrade Request Forms: M: Link, P: Link, Q: Link, X: Link.

Last Updated: August 10, 2022 at 12:22 AM