Midterm I will be held on Thursday February 23rd, 5-6:30pm in 155 Dwinelle.
It will cover the following materials (see lecture schedule for corresponding slides): Agents and Search, A* Search and Heuristics, Constraint Satisfaction Problems, Game Trees. It will not cover utility theory, Markov Decisions Processes, or Reinforcement Learning.
The midterm will be closed notes, books, laptops, and people. However, you may use a one-page (two-sided) cheat sheet of your own design (group design okay but not recommended).
You may also use a basic, non-programmable calculator, which is not required, but which may be helpful. (No TI-86's, iPhones, etc.)
We have posted a practice midterm, and we will give two percentage points of extra credit for submitting your solution to the practice midterm in lecture on Tuesday 2/21 at 5:00pm. We will then hand out the solutions to the practice midterm. We recommend that you first work on the practice midterm for a 2 hour block on your own (simulating the actual midterm duration) and then afterwards discuss with other students to further enhance your understanding.
Instead of regular office hours, office hours in the week of the midterm will be held according to a special schedule. The majority of office hours during this period will be themed, but there will also be usual office hours where you may ask general questions (see below).
Midterm I week office hours (in progress):
|Search||Tue 9-10am||611 Soda||Woody Hoburg|
|Search||Wed 2-3pm||71 Evans||Yangqing Jia|
|CSPs||Tue 2-3pm||751 Soda||Arjun Singh|
|CSPs||Wed 3-4pm||71 Evans||Yangqing Jia|
|Games||Tue 3-4pm||611 Soda||Arjun Singh|
|Games||Wed 1-2pm||105 Latimer||Jon Long|
|General||Tue 10-11am||611 Soda||Woody Hoburg|
|General||Wed 12-1pm||651 Soda||Jon Long|
|General||Wed 4-5pm||730 Sutardja Dai||Prof. Abbeel|
|General||Thu 1-2pm||611 Soda||Woody Hoburg|
Note that in previous years, topics were covered in varying orders, and so the midterm topics do not align perfectly. Also, in previous years there was only one midterm, and it was about 2/3 into the semester.
You can also look at much older exams from other versions of the class, but be aware that the syllabus has changed over time.