Student Evaluations

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:35:19 EST

I need you to fill out the student evaluation forms and return them to Student Services (first floor of Swearingen). I have placed them in the folder hanging from the corkboard outside my office. My instructor code is 5023.

Final Project

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:22:03 EST

I have added the formal description of the final project. Remember that you will need to come talk to me to get it approved.

Test 2 Practice Tests

Mon, 05 Nov 2007 15:11:57 EST

Here are tests 2 from 2005 and 2006. Since I taught the material in different order you will find that some questions deal with material that we already covered in test 1. Similarly, some of the questions from the previous test-1s I gave you correspond to material for this test. Now that you have all tests, you have all the questions.

PS 3 Posted

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:00:16 EST

I have posted the new and final problem set 3. This should not only be fun but will be useful for future classes.

Logo Turns 40

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:50:27 EST

Looks like everybody is celebrating Logo's 40th birthday. At least, now you can appreciate why everyone is so excited.

Test 1 for APOGEE Students

Sun, 07 Oct 2007 21:10:47 EST

If you are an APOGEE student taking this class you need to email me to arrange for taking your test.

Getting Ready for Test 1

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:09:02 EST

A good way to get ready for a test is to do old tests from the same class. Here are my tests for Fall 06 and Fall 05. The tests are open book.

Also note the two new readings for Wednesdays. All these readings can also be on the test.

Pointers to Papers

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:48:52 EST

In case you didn't catch it in class, here are links to the AAMAS papers and here is a link to the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems journal (if you are accessing it from within USC you will be able to download all paper). You will want to start browsing these to get ideas for your final project. Also note that I added a paper to Wednesday's lecture.

Multiagent Systems in Practice

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:50:26 EST

The latest issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems contains two papers on real-world applications of multiagent systems.

PS2 Posted

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:13:40 EST

I have posted PS 2. Let me know if it needs clarifications. Or, rather, let me know which clarifications are needed.

More on Game Theory

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:56:06 EST

If you are interested in develving deeper into game theory I highly recommend you pickup Binmore's new textbook.

PS1 and Graphs in NetLogo

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 11:08:28 EST

As I have mentioned to several of you, I am flexible with the deadlines. This is a 700-level class and I expect most of you have thesis to work on so as long as you do the work I am happy. Also, note that your really want to use the link primitives in NetLogo for building and layingout your graph. There is a whole section on the NetLogo manual that explains how to use them. There are also sample graph models under the "models library".

Old AWCgc

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 15:06:01 EST

The AWCgc implementation on the netlogomas page does not work. I updated to NetLogo 4.0 and in the process somewhow managed to break the program. Luckily, I found an old (3.x) version of the program which does appear to work: AWCgc.nlogo

7 Minute Madness

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 19:46:54 EST

Seven Minute Madness
Research Presentations of the Faculty
Computer Science and Engineering

In recent years the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has sponsored the Seven Minute Madness presentations where faculty have 7 minutes to overview their research. This years Madness presentations are scheduled for September 7th and 14th. Come hear about some of the exciting research in computing at USC.

September 7, 2007 @ 3:30PM in B201 300 Main Street
  1. Duncan Buell, Chair
  2. Steve Fenner, The Limits of Computation
  3. Csilla Farkas, Information Assurance
  4. Jose Vidal, Automated negotiations and combinatorial auctions
  5. Caroline Eastman, Search in Multifaceted Information Spaces
  6. John Rose, Genomics and Proteomics
  7. Chin-Tser Huang, Practically Useful Network Security
  8. Jijun Tang, Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Medical Imaging Processing and Computer Games
  9. John Bowles, Software Verification and Validation
  10. Gang Quan, Power aware real-time embedded system design
September 14, 2007 @ 3:30PM in B201 300 Main Street
  1. Marco Valtorta, Graphical Probabilistic Models for Hypothesis Management
  2. Michael Huhns, Agents and the Semantic Web
  3. Song Wang, Research in the USC Computer Vision Lab
  4. Wenyuan Xu, Wireless networking and security
  5. Jason Bakos, Reconfigurable Computing
  6. Srihari Nelakuditi, ARENA for Research on Emerging Networks and Applications
  7. Jianjun Hu, Computational Genomics and Computational Evolution
  8. Jason O’Kane, Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  9. Homayoun Valafar, Computational Biology and Medicine
  10. Manton Matthews, Natural Language, Logic and the Web

PS1 Posted

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:32:20 EST

I have posted PS1 for those of you who are dying to get started with some serious coding. It is a non-trivial exercise in algorithm design and NetLogo programming. Have fun! I will explain more in class in a couple of weeks after we cover distributed contraint optimization.

PS0 Posted

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:12:34 EST

As I mentioned in class, PS0 has been posted. You do not need to turn this in but I really encourage you to do it in order to become familiar with NetLogo. PS1 will be a bit more challenging.

New Version of Textbook

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:35:42 EST

The version of the textbook we will be using is now out. See my blog post about it.