For the Master in Artificial Intelligence, a number of different programmes are offered from which the student can choose. Below we briefly give the content of each programme. You can find more information http://www.cs.vu.nl/ai/masters.
Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Internet Applications (Societal Programme)
Cognitive Science (Research Programme)
Organisation Dynamics and Self Organisation (Research Programme)
For psychology courses registration is needed , usually via TIS system otherwise the student has to register personally at the "Faculteit der Psychologie en Pedagogiek". The regulation regarding tentaminations can be found in the study guide of that Faculty through http://www.psy.vu.nl.
Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Internet Applications
This Master programme contains elements so that the graduate student has a good overview of the contemporary literature regarding applications of intelligent web-sites and intelligent agents on the Internet. Furthermore, the student learns techniques and methods from Artificial Intelligence that are used in Internet applications. The master graduate student is a capable designer of intelligent web-sites, and applications based on intelligent agents. The student ensures that his/her designs respect the needs of the company for which the design is meant.
An increasingly number of companies starts to document knowledge in the company with the use of knowledge acquisition and knowledge modeling techniques from AI. By doing this, the conduct of business is being simplified. Also with change processes in companies, automated knowledge intensive methods can be used, together with elements from economics and organisation psyhology. For graduates, these is a multi-disciplinary field of labour. Via company internships and company funded research projects there is good contact with industry.
The programme aims at students with aptitude for science, and having an interest for the application of artificial intelligence on modern communication technologies such as the Internet, and on company management.
Objectives and final attainment level:
The objective of the programme is to endow the student with the developments on the area of artificial intelligence and modern communication technology, and to prepare for a profession as researcher, expert in a company, information analyst or knowledge managers in a company. The curriculum must give a good preparation on PhD research. It is expected from the graduate to be critical in a scientific manner, to be aware of societal aspects of information technology and of the creation of intelligent systems and to possess knowledge, capabilities and insights related to:
A training in Cognitive Science prepares students well for many of the careers of the future, not only to become a researcher in this field, but also including human-computer interaction, human factors design, medical analysis, information technology, data retrieval, and education.
The programme aims at AI students as well as Psychology students with an interest for a multi-disciplinary scientific training.
"Research methods I for Artificial Intelligence: Data collection " is worth 6 cp, being half of the course "Research methods I for Artificial Intelligence: Data collector" (12 cp) at the Faculty of Psychology.
Courses not taught in 05/06: "Perception", and "Knowledge Representation".
Courses not taught in 06/07: "Neural Models of Cognitive Processes" and "Thinking and deciding".
This programme is organised in close cooperation with the Faculty of Psychology and can be entered by AI students and Psychology students.
Programme for students having a Bachelor in AI
Students must follow optional courses for a total of 12 cp.
Opzetten van onderzoek cognitieve psychologie
Thinking and deciding (Denken en beslissen)
1 (in 05/06; not in 06/07)
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
Research Methods I for Artificial Intelligence: Data collection (Onderzoeksmethoden 1 voor AI: Dataverzamelingstechnieken)
Human Information Processing (Informatieverwerking)
Toegepaste Cognitieve Psychologie
Thema: Aandacht in het brein (Attention in the brain)