AA228/CS238: Decision Making under Uncertainty

Prof. Mykel J. Kochenderfer, Autumn Quarter 2017

This course introduces decision making under uncertainty from a computational perspective and provides an overview of the necessary tools for building autonomous and decision-support systems.

Following an introduction to probabilistic models and decision theory, the course will cover computational methods for solving decision problems with stochastic dynamics, model uncertainty, and imperfect state information.

Topics include: Bayesian networks, influence diagrams, dynamic programming, reinforcement learning, and partially observable Markov decision processes.

Applications cover: air traffic control, aviation surveillance systems, autonomous vehicles, and robotic planetary exploration.

Prerequisites: basic probability and fluency in a high-level programming language.