CPS 822 / CP8314  Artificial Intelligence 2
Dynamical Systems in Artificial Intelligence

Course Management Form, Winter 2018

Instructor: Mikhail Soutchanski.
Email: mes (at) cs (dot) [university name] (dot) ca (write cps822 in "Subject" to by-pass spam filters)
Web page: www.scs.ryerson.ca/mes/courses/cps822/
Office: Computing and Engineering Bldg, 245 Church Street, ENG275
Office Hours: Tuesday, 12:00-13:00     (email to make an appointment)
or over Skype/Hangouts on Monday (email me about time)
TA/GA: Hadi Qovaizi is   available in ENG-217 on Monday only from 11am-1pm
(his desk is in the middle row, it is the closest to the door).
Email:     hqovaizi (at) scs (dot) ryerson (dot) ca
Section Activity Day Start Time End Time Room
001 Class Tuesday 15:10 18:00 POD-368
Office Hour Tuesday 12:10 13:00 ENG275

Course Description

Course Policies

Policy on collaboration in homework assignments
Discussing general approaches to problems is allowed. However, home work assignments are individual, unless group work is allowed in the assignment. No collaboration is allowed between groups when you write final solutions. You may discuss assignments only with other students currently taking the course. However, you should never put your name on anything you do not understand. If challenged, you must be able to reproduce and explain all solutions by yourself, or solve similar exercises. If you cannot explain a solution that you handed in, or if you cannot solve an exercise similar to questions in your home work, this will negatively affect your grade. In particular, you might be asked to solve exercises during the office hours, or in class (as a quiz). Grades are earned for the demonstration of knowledge. In cases when a student fails to demonstrate knowledge about a home work, the grade for the home work can be decreased to 0. The first page of your homework should include: the name of all students with whom you discussed any homework problems (even briefly). Otherwise, it is assumed that you didn't discuss with anyone except the instructor. Copied work (both original and copies) will be graded as 0. An additional penalty for copied work may be assigned up to -5% of the final course grade, i.e., cheating students can get a negative grade on an assignment. This is in accordance with the new Ryerson Senate Policy 60 on Academic Integrity. Repeated involvement with plagiarism will be penalized in accordance with the departmental policy and the Student Code of Academic Conduct.

Committing academic misconduct, such as plagiarism and cheating, will trigger academic penalties including failing grades, suspension and possibly expulsion from the University. As a Ryerson student, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the Student Code of Academic Conduct.

Remarking Policy

  1. Grades are earned for the demonstration of knowledge.
  2. Read carefully the marking guide for the assignment you'd like to be remarked.
  3. Fill in this remarking form (available online).
  4. Give the form and the assignment to a person who marked the assignment/test or to the instructor (at lecture time or scheduled office hour), who will forward it to a marker.
  5. You canot request remarking or recalculation later than TEN DAYS from the date on which your assignment/test mark was posted or your assignment was returned. It's your responsibility to pick up your work as soon as possible.
  6. Mark can decrease or remain the same if a marker finds something that was incorrectly awarded too high a mark.

Tentative Course Calendar (subject to change: all changes will be announced in class)

Course Work Due Date Grade Value (%)
Assignment  1 (in two parts)
January 23 and January 30
Assignment 2 (in two parts)
February 6 and February 13
Assignment 3
March 6
Midterm test
Thurday, March 1, noon-2pm, TBA
Assignment 4
March 20
Assignment 5
April 3
Second Exam

The total mark is the sum of marks for assignments, midterm and the final exam. If the total mark is less than 50%, then the grade F is assigned.