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Attention: Attendance Requirement

The department is conducting an experiment this semester to determine whether an attendance requirement affects student performance. There is an attendance requirement for all students, which will be lifted for some students on September 10. It will not be known before September 10 which students will have an attendance requirement afterward. The attendance requirement means that you will need to attend the lectures (for the section that you are registered for) as well as the exercises, so please ensure that you are available during these times. See the syllabus for more information.

The final will be written on Wednesday, December 05 from 4:30pm-6:30pm (unless you applied on or before September 10 for an exception).

Class Information

Class: CS360 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Semester: Fall 2018
Section 1 (30031D) - Mon/Wed 3:30pm-4:50pm in ZHS252
Section 2 (30043D) - Mon/Wed 5:30pm-6:50pm in ZHS252
Exercises for both sections (29983R) - 6:00pm-7:50pm in MHP101
(see the syllabus for the length of the exercise session)

CS360 covers concepts and algorithms underlying the understanding and construction of intelligent systems. Agents, problem solving, search, representation, reasoning, planning, machine learning. Prerequisite: CSCI 104L and CSCI 170. (Duplicates credit in CSCI 460.)


Name: Sven Koenig
Email: skoenig(at)usc(dot)edu
Phone: (213) 740-6491 (voicemail, which asks you to send an email instead)
Room: SAL 312
CHANGED Office Hours: Wednesdays 5:00-5:30 and 7:00pm-7:30pm directly after class in the classroom. Unfortunately, meeting in the office did not work well since they lock the elevator at some point. So, I am meeting now directly after each session in the classroom. This way, you can grab me directly after class. (If the time does not work for you, I am also happy to meet at other times and on other days by appointment.)

Teaching Assistants

Name: Liron Cohen
Email: lironcoh(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Mondays 10:30am-11:30am
Name: Tansel Uras
Email: turas(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm

Course Producers

Name: Dhiraj Ramnani
Email: dramnani(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Monday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm
Name: Piyush Garg
Email: piyushga(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Tuesday noon-5pm, Friday 1pm-6pm
Name: Jiaxin Cheng
Email: jiaxinch(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Tueday 10am-1pm, Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 10am-1pm
Name: Dixita Patel
Email: dixitapa(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Wednesday 10am-3pm, Thursday 10am-3pm
Name: Utkarsh Patel
Email: utkarshp(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Tuesday 10am-3pm, Friday 10am-3pm
Name: Rohan Doddaiah Shylaja
Email: rdoddaia(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Monday 11am-1pm, Tuesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2pm-6pm
Name: Alexandra Klimenko
Email: klimenko@usc.edu(at)usc(dot)edu
Room: SAL 100 (main lobby)
Office Hours: Thursday 2pm-6pm, Friday noon-6pm

Viterbi Academic Resource Center (VARC)

VARC offers peer tutoring for CS360 during some semesters. In those semesters, students can make a VARC tutoring appointment through myviterbi.usc.edu and the VARC Tutoring Appointment Manager. Students should make an appointment with a tutor in advance.

Students with Disabilities

Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of veri fication for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to the instructor as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.

Academic Integrity

USC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one's own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another's work as one's own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Students will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Aff airs and Community Standards for further review, should there be any suspicion of academic dishonesty. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the student conduct code and the academic review process: https://policy.usc.edu/scampus-part-b/.

Course Continuity in a Crisis

In case of a declared emergency if travel to campus is not feasible, USC executive leadership will announce an electronic way for instructors to teach students in their residence halls or homes using a combination of Blackboard, teleconferencing, and other technologies.

Academic Conduct and Support Systems

Please click on the heading to see information on academic conduct and support systems.

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