ECTS - Advanced Artificial Intelligence

Advanced Artificial Intelligence (MDES677) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Artificial Intelligence MDES677 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the Instructor
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
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Course Objectives To introduce advanced concepts and different approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI) (including symbolic and non-symbolic ones). To extent the engineering vision of the student.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn how to design an agent for a given problem. To be able to decide on and apply suitable AI technique(s) to a given problem
Course Content Intelligent agents, problem solving by searching, informed/uninformed search methods, exploration, constraint satisfaction problems, game playing, knowledge and reasoning: first-order logic, knowledge representation, learning, selected topics: evolutionary computing, multiagent systems, artificial neural networks, ant colony optimization.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Intelligent Agents Chapters 1-2 from Russell & Norvig
2 Intelligent Agents Chapter 1-2 from Russell & Norvig
3 Informed/Uninformed Search Methods, Exploration Chapter 3-4 from Russell & Norvig
4 Informed/Uninformed Search Methods, Exploration Chapter 3-4 from Russell & Norvig
5 Constraint Satisfaction Problems Chapter 5 from Russell & Norvig
6 Constraint Satisfaction Problems Chapter 5 from Russell & Norvig
7 Game Playing Chapter 6 from Russell & Norvig
8 Knowledge and Reasoning : Logical Agents Chapter 7 from Russell & Norvig
9 Knowledge and Reasoning : First-Order Logic Chapter 8 from Russell & Norvig
10 Knowledge and Reasoning : Inference in First-Order Logic Chapter 9 from Russell & Norvig
11 Selected Topics : Evolutionary Computing Source #5
12 Selected Topics : Multiagent Systems Source #4
13 Selected Topics : Neural Networks Source #3
14 Selected Topics : At Colony Optimization Source #1
15 Overall review -
16 Final exam -


Course Book 1. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (Second Edition). Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, Prentice-Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0-13-790395
Other Sources 2. Ant Colony Optimization, Marco Dorigo and Thomas Stützle, MIT Press, 2004.
3. Artificial Intelligence, Patrick H. Winston, Addison-Wesley, 1992.
4. Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation, J. Hertz, A. Krogh and R.G. Palmer, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991
5. An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems, Wooldridge, M., John Wiley & Sons, 2002
6. An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms, Melanie Mitchell, MIT Press, 1998

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to carry out advanced research activities, both individual and as a member of a team X
2 Ability to evaluate research topics and comment with scientific reasoning X
3 Ability to initiate and create new methodologies, implement them on novel research areas and topics X
4 Ability to produce experimental and/or analytical data in systematic manner, discuss and evaluate data to lead scintific conclusions X
5 Ability to apply scientific philosophy on analysis, modelling and design of engineering systems X
6 Ability to synthesis available knowledge on his/her domain to initiate, to carry, complete and present novel research at international level X
7 Contribute scientific and technological advancements on engineering domain of his/her interest area X
8 Contribute industrial and scientific advancements to improve the society through research activities X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 5 15
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 133