Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Seats in 571 for Fall

Sorry if you are getting this twice. 

Some of you have asked for seats in 571. The dept is apparently going to increase the capacity today by some 7 seats and offered to directly add students.

If you want you can send me your name and student id and I will pass it to the advising office to add you. (Alternately, you can just wait and try to add yourself once the capacity is increased)

Rao

Monday, May 7, 2012

Common errors on the final: One last mail before grades

Since you will be in no mood to think about any more AI once you get your grades, here is one cram-chance for two near universal errors:

1. Even after you are given the topology of a bayes network, you can reduce the number of independent parameters by using "parameterized" distributions
 (such as Noisy-OR) rather than CPTs.  For example, given a node with n parents, a CPT will need 2^n independent parameters, while if we decide to go with a NOISY-OR distribution, then we only need to give n parameters. (only one or two students got this right).

2. Even if a proposition p occurs in a planning graph with mutexes, it may still actually not be achievable by that level since standard mutexes only consider interactions between a pair of propositions at a time. If you have actions with >2 preconditions, it is possible that each pair of them are non-mutex, and yet all of them together are not possible. In that case, if that action gives the proposition p, you will add p in the next level, even though the action itself is not actually executable in the previous level.

Rao


*CORRECTED* Re: Final Cumulatives

The cumulative calculation for the UG students was messed up in the snapshot I sent earlier. Here is the correct one.

Also, the maximum points could could have got are 110 (not 106.). I will however act as if the cumulative totals are percentages. 

Rao


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Subbarao Kambhampati <rao@asu.edu> wrote:
Folks:
 
 Attached please find the final cumulatives (with the marks from take-home final also put in).

The total is calculated with 20% weightage for the final.   So the maximum points one could have got on cumulative was
106.6. 

The current cumulative totals are shown. 

The students at the top of each of the sections are guaranteed an A+.  They (i.e., these two student) 
 are welcome to suggest  grade cutoffs for the rest of the class
in their respective sections. (The suggestion will only be non-binding of course; however I find that the students tend to have a better idea of the
comparative ease/difficulty of the courses--and so it is reasonable to consider their input on the grade cutoffs)

The final letter grades will be posted sometime tonight.

regards
Rao


Final Cumulatives

Folks:
 
 Attached please find the final cumulatives (with the marks from take-home final also put in).

The total is calculated with 20% weightage for the final.   So the maximum points one could have got on cumulative was
106.6. 

The current cumulative totals are shown. 

The students at the top of each of the sections are guaranteed an A+.  They (i.e., these two student) 
 are welcome to suggest  grade cutoffs for the rest of the class
in their respective sections. (The suggestion will only be non-binding of course; however I find that the students tend to have a better idea of the
comparative ease/difficulty of the courses--and so it is reasonable to consider their input on the grade cutoffs)

The final letter grades will be posted sometime tonight.

regards
Rao

Monday, April 30, 2012

A little levity after the final

I saw this and thought I had to share it with the class. Enjoy.

Homework 3 Grading

Folks,

Homework 3 has been graded (the points were entered last week before the grade snapshot was sent to you) and can now be picked up from the AI lab at BY 557 (the homeworks are in a pile on the circular table).

The grading scheme was as follows:

A. 2+3
B. 2+3+5
C. 5
D. 4+1
E. 2+3
F. 5
G. 1+2+5
H. 3+2+2

Total: 50

If you have questions about the grading, please let me know soon. You can send me an email to set up a time to meet if required.

Thanks
--
Kartik Talamadupula

Re: CSE471: Where to Turn In Final

Also, I understand that the dept office will be closed from 4pm today (Monday). If you come after 4, you can slide your exam under my office door.

Rao


On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Subbarao Kambhampati <rao@asu.edu> wrote:
yes. If  I am not in my office, you can turn it in at the main office and ask them to put it in my mailbox (they will put a stamp and put it in my mailbox).

Rao


On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Kevin Wong <kkwong5@asu.edu> wrote:
Hello,

Will the take-home final exam be turned in at your office?

Thank you