CP8314  Advanced Artificial Intelligence
Dynamical Systems in Artificial Intelligence

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Instructor: Mikhail Soutchanski.
Email: mes (at) cs (dot) [former university name] (dot) ca (write cp8314 in "Subject" to by-pass spam filters)
Web page: www.cs.ryerson.ca/mes/courses/cp8314/
Office: Computing and Engineering Bldg, 245 Church Street, ENG275
Office Hours: Thursday, 6-7pm     or   Friday, 11-11:30am
(or email to make an appointment)
TA/GA: TBA is   available over zoom at time TBA
Email:     first.last (at) ryerson (dot) ca
Section Activity Day Start Time End Time Room
001 Lecture Thursday 4pm 6pm over zoom
Lecture Friday 10am 11am over zoom
Office Hour Thursday 6pm 7pm over zoom

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 -4% 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.

Contract Cheating Statement
In regard to any and all assessments in this course, the use of Chegg or any other similar help site/service will be pursued as "contract cheating".

In regard to any and all assessments in this course, the use of any third party (e.g., family member, freelancer, roommate, friend, tutor) to complete work on your behalf will be pursued as "contract cheating" under Policy 60 "Academic Integrity".

Policy 60 Penalty Guidelines for contract cheating (e.g., viewing a solution on Chegg or Discord) that only impacts you: F in course.

Policy 60 Penalty Guidelines for contract cheating that facilitates cheating for others (e.g., posting a question to Chegg): Disciplinary Suspension.

Policy on Non-Academic Conduct
No disruption of instructional activities is allowed. In particular, taking video/photos in class is strictly prohibited since this violates the copyright and privacy policies. Among many other infractions, the Code specifically refers to the following as a violation: ``Disruption of Learning and Teaching - Students shall not behave in disruptive ways that obstruct the learning and teaching environment." In particular, the students can use the laptops (and similar electronic devices) in class only for taking notes. In order to create an environment conducive to learning and respectful of others rights, phones and pagers must be silenced during lectures. Students should refrain from arriving late and/or leaving the classroom before the lecture is finished. In difficult cases, penalties can be imposed by the Student Conduct Officer.

Remarking Policy

  1. Grades are earned for the demonstration of knowledge.
  2. You canot request remarking or recalculation later than TEN DAYS from the date on which your mark was posted.
  3. 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)
September 16 and September 23
Assignment 2 (in two parts)
September 30 and October 7
Assignment 3
October 21
Assignment 4
November 4
Assignment 5
November 18
In-class presentation (topics to be provided)
November 25 and/or November 26
Project (to be announced)
December 9
Take Home Exam
December 20, 2021