Andreas Krause: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2012

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Krause
FieldComputer Science
Address
Institut für Maschinelles Lernen
ETH Zürich, OAT Y 13.1
Andreasstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 63 22
Fax+41 44 623 15 62
E-mailkrausea@ethz.ch
URLhttp://las.ethz.ch/krausea.html
DepartmentComputer Science
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
263-5210-00LProbabilistic Artificial Intelligence Information 4 credits2V + 1UA. Krause
AbstractThis course introduces core modeling techniques and algorithms from statistics, optimization, planning, and control and study applications in areas such as sensor networks, robotics, and the Internet.
ObjectiveHow can we build systems that perform well in uncertain environments and unforeseen situations? How can we develop systems that exhibit "intelligent" behavior, without prescribing explicit rules? How can we build systems that learn from experience in order to improve their performance? We will study core modeling techniques and algorithms from statistics, optimization, planning, and control and study applications in areas such as sensor networks, robotics, and the Internet. The course is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
ContentTopics covered:
- Search (BFS, DFS, A*), constraint satisfaction and optimization
- Tutorial in logic (propositional, first-order)
- Probability
- Bayesian Networks (models, exact and approximative inference, learning) - Temporal models (Hidden Markov Models, Dynamic Bayesian Networks)
- Probabilistic palnning (MDPs, POMPDPs)
- Reinforcement learning
- Combining logic and probability
Prerequisites / NoticeSolid basic knowledge in statistics, algorithms and programming