Artificial IntelligenceSemester Course

Artificial Intelligence, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Computer Science, Mathematics
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study of how human reasoning and behavior can be imitated, and potentially surpassed, by computer systems. This course discusses the elements of artificial intelligence used in robots, simulations, and computer games. You gain an understanding of what AI means in a theoretical context and a greater exposure to what human aspects are in computer science.

More specifically, the course has two purposes:

  1. To introduce you to some of the important sub-fields of AI.
  2. To go into more depths with AI as it applies to software programming and simple robotics.

The assignments reflect these two purposes as you will both research and write a report about the use of AI in an application of your choice, and build a robot with the Danish Lego Mindstorms robot kit (provided in class) which follows simple commands (no previous knowledge of robots necessary).

Note: An introduction to algorithms, data structures, and/or discrete mathematics is recommended.


Thomas Bolander

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Thomas Bolander, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In 2006, he received the "teacher of the year" award at DTU. In the period 2009-2013 he was director of studies at the Copenhagen University Extension, and 2011-2014 part-time employed as educational developer at LearningLab DTU, taking part in developing and teaching the Education in University Teaching at DTU. Thomas Bolander is furthermore book reviews editor of the Springer journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative.