Assignments (for both COMP307 and AIML420)


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  • Monday: 3:00-4:00pm ---- Kaan Demir (CO242b)
  • Tuesday: 3:00-4:00pm ---- Joao Costa (CO242b)
  • Wednesday: 3:00-4:00pm ---- Christian Raymond (CO242b)
  • Thursday: 3:00-4:00pm ---- Harisu Abdullahi Shehu (CO242b)
  • Friday: 3:00-4:00pm ---- Jack Naish (online:

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  • Monday: 5:00-6:00pm ---- Kaan Demir (CO242b)
  • Tuesday: 5:00-6:00pm ---- Joao Costa (CO242b)
  • Wednesday: 5:00-6:00pm ---- Christian Raymond (CO242b)
  • Thursday: 5:00-6:00pm ---- Harisu Abdullahi Shehu (CO242b)
  • Friday: 5:00-6:00pm ---- Jack Naish (online:

Assignment 1 (15%): due 28 March (Sun) 23:59

  • Assignment Description: PDF
  • Related Data Files: /vol/comp307/assignment1-new/, or you can download from ZIP
  • Golf dataset: ZIP
  • Due: 11:59pm Sunday 28 March 2021

Assignment 2 (12%): due 2 May (Sun) 23:59

  • Assignment Description: PDF
  • Related Data Files: ZIP
  • Genetic Programming Packages:
  • Due: 11:59pm Sunday 2 May 2021

Test 1 (25%): 21 Apr (Wed) 18:00-19:00

  • Last Name A-K: MCLT101
  • Last Name L-Z: MCLT103
  • Closed book, held in-person for all students in Wellington.
  • Pre-test office hours: 21st April 1-2pm in HULT220.

Assignment 3 (10%): due 16 May (Sun) 23:59

  • Assignment Description PDF Version
  • Related Data Files: /vol/comp307/assignment3/, or you can download from ZIP

Assignment 4 (8%): due 30 May (Sun) 23:59

Test 2 (30%): 12 June (Sat) 14:30

  • COMP307 Last Name A-K: KKLT303
  • COMP307 Last Name L-Z: HMLT205
  • AIML420: KKLT301

  • Cover page: PDF

AIML420 Essay (15%): 18 June (Fri) 23:59

  • Pick up TWO AI topics that you want to do deeper literature review and send them to me along with 2-3 representative associated paper information (authors, paper title, publication venue and year);
  • I will decide one topic between the two topics you send to me;
  • You continue to do read more papers and do further literature review and write the literature review essay, and finally submit to the online submission system.
  • The essay should be about 1000-2000 words.

You can follow the structure of any survey/review paper published in good journals that you find online. One example structure can have the following Sections:
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Your summary of the field (should categorise the work, and divide into several sub-sections)
  • Challenges and Future Directions
  • Conclusions
  • References

Plagiarism is NOT allowed! You CANNOT copy/paste content from the papers you read into your essay! You will get 0 marks if we find plagiarism.