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UMBC CMSC 671 Fall 2021
Principles of Artificial Intelligence

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This graduate course provides a general introduction to Artificial Intelligence concepts and techniques. We will cover a good part of the material in our text, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (fourth edition) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, including the agent paradigm in AI systems, problem solving, search, game playing, knowledge representation and reasoning, natural language processing, planning, and machine learning .

Please see this Google doc for UMBC Policies and Resources during COVID-19.

See the about 671 page and the schedule for a more detailed breakdown but be aware that the order and timing is subject to change.

When and Where

  • Synchronous lectures, Tue/Thr 1:00-2:15pm in person in room Fine Arts 306


  • I hope to use webex in class to also make the lectures available online
  • Some additional asynchronous lecture material may be available
  • Recorded videos will be saved on Blackboard via Panoptico and should be available within 24 hours
  • We will use GitHub for releasing and submitting assignments
  • We will use Discord for online announcements, questions, and discussion


Tim Finin
Office Hours: Mon 4-5 and Thur. 10-11via webex

Teaching Assistant
Jinglong Sun
Office hours: 11-12:30 Tues. in ITE 344; 11-12:30 Fri. on Webex

Sachin Phogat