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CS4047: COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 21 Oct 2020 08:45


Course Overview

Computational Intelligence covers a wide range of issues that developed in parallel with, or in competition to, symbolic AI. The major constituents of the field are bio-inspired computing – which deals with an ever expanding number of biologically related techniques – and fuzzy logic – which deals with reasoning under conditions of vagueness. In this course we will explore a number of topics that are core to Computational Intelligence (e.g. neural nets and evolutionary computing) and these will lead into some state-of-the-art approaches (such as fuzzy model-based reasoning and learning).




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor George M. Coghill

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A selection of topics spanning a range of Computational Intelligence approaches under the following headings:
  • Fuzzy Systems (e.g. Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Rule Bases, Mamdani Methods).
  • Model-based Technology (e.g. Qualitative and Fuzzy Qualitative reasoning, model-based diagnosis).
  • Nature Inspired Computing (eg. Neural Nets Artificial Immune Systems, Particle Swarm optimisation methods. This will include a rudimentary presentation of the basic biological principles involved).
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (e.g. Decision Trees, concept learning, clustering

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Critical Essay 50%

Research Project 50%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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