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Education and Curriculum

SIGAI requests feedback from members on CS2013 Curriculum Initiative

August 12, 2011

SIGAI is participating in the CS2013 Curriculum Initiative, a joint effort to develop an updated curriculum for computer science education that ACM and IEEE initiate every ten years or so.

SIGAI is requesting members to provide feedback on the progress to date in this activity. A summary of the CS2013 activities is provided in these slides, presented by Mehran Sahami (ACM delegation chair and a SIGAI officer for Education Activities) and Zachary Dodds at the Second Symposium on Educational Advances in AI (EAAI) conference that was held with AAAI ( slides. More details are available in the CS2013 web site (
Please send your feedback to the contact person for the Intelligent Systems (IS) area in CS2013, which is Amruth Kumar (). If you wish to make us aware of your feedback, you can copy .

SIGAI participates in the IEEE/ACM Curriculum Initiative

May 2, 2011

SIGAI will participate in the new IEEE/ACM Curriculum Initiative. The charter of this new initiative is to review the Joint ACM and IEEE/CS Computer Science volume of Computing Curricula 2001 and the accompanying interim review CS 2008, and develop a revised and enhanced version for the year 2013 that will match the latest developments in the discipline and have lasting impact. The CS2013 task force will seek input from a diverse audience with the goal of broadening participation in computer science. The report will seek to be international in scope and offer curricular and pedagogical guidance applicable to a wide range of institutions. The process of producing the final report will include multiple opportunities for public consultation and scrutiny.

Two SIGAI appointed officers will participate in this initiative, who will serve as Education Activities Liaisons.

Mehran Sahami is Associate Chair for Education and Director of Educational Affairs in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. He will serve as Chair of the CS2013 Steering Committee, and a member of the CS2013 Intelligent Systems Subcommittee. Mehran has been involved in the ACM curriculum development activities at Stanford as well as ACM. He was Chair of the First Conference on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), which SIGAI co-sponsors with AAAI and SIGCSE.

Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google. He will serve as SIGAI representative for the CS2013 Intelligent Systems Subcommittee. He is co-author of "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach", a widely used textbook that is now in its third edition. He teaches on occasion at Stanford University.