Midterm II will be held on Thursday March 22nd, 5-7pm in 2050 Valley LSB.
It will cover the following materials (see lecture schedule for corresponding slides): Utility Theory, Markov Decision Processes, Reinforcement Learning, Probability, Bayes' nets: Representation, Independence, Inference and Sampling.
The midterm will be closed notes, books, laptops, and people. However, you may use a one-page (two-sided) cheat sheet of your own design (group design okay but not recommended).
You may also use a basic, non-programmable calculator, which is not required, but which may be helpful. (No TI-86's, iPhones, etc.)
We have posted a practice midterm, and we will give two percentage points of extra credit for submitting your solution to the practice midterm in lecture on Tuesday 3/20 at 5:00pm. We will then hand out the solutions to the practice midterm. We recommend that you first work on the practice midterm for a 2 hour block on your own (simulating the actual midterm duration) and then afterwards discuss with other students to further enhance your understanding.
Instead of regular office hours, office hours in the week of the midterm will be held according to a special schedule. The majority of office hours during this period will be themed, but there will also be office hours where you may ask general questions (see below).
Midterm I week office hours (in progress):
|Utility, MDPs and RL||Mon 5-6pm||611 Soda (Alcove)||Woody Hoburg|
|Utility, MDPs and RL||Wed 2-3pm||71 Evans||Yangqing Jia|
|Utility, MDPs and RL||Wed 1-2pm||105 Latimer||Jon Long|
|Probability and Bayes' nets||Tue 3-4pm||611 Soda||Arjun Singh|
|Probability and Bayes' nets||Tue 4-5pm||611 Soda||Arjun Singh|
|Probability and Bayes' nets||Wed 3-4pm||71 Evans||Yangqing Jia|
|General||Tues 10-11am||611 Soda (Alcove)||Woody Hoburg|
|General||Thurs 1-2pm||611 Soda||Jon Long|
|General||Wednesday 4-5pm||730 Sutardja Dai Hall||Prof. Abbeel|
Note that in previous years, topics were covered in varying orders, and so the midterm topics do not align perfectly. Also, in previous years there was only one midterm, and it was about 2/3 into the semester.
You can also look at much older exams from other versions of the class, but be aware that the syllabus has changed over time.