|MOOC TITLE||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|Week||Title||Modules covered in the Week|
|Week 1||Introduction to AI and State space search||1,2,3|
|Week 2||Introduction to unguided and guided search||4,5,6|
|Week 3||Problems in search and solutions, Genetic algorithms||7,8|
|Week 4||Neural Networks, BPNN, learning process in BPNN||9,10,11|
|Week 5||Some other search methods and Admissibility||12,13,14,15|
|Week 7||Game Playing||19,20|
|Week 8||REVISION AND ASSIGNMENT WEEK||NONE|
|Week 9||Minimax and other game playing algorithms||21,22,23|
|Week 10||Using predicate logic for Knowledge Representation||24,25|
|Week 11||Resolution and non-monotonic reasoning||26,27|
|Week 12||Strong methods for Knowledge Representation; Fuzzy logic and CD||28,29,30|
|Week 13||Scripts and Introduction to Expert systems||31,32,33|
|Week 14||Developing expert systems and Machine learning||34,35,36|
|Week 15||REVISION, ASSESSMENT and Evaluation||NONE|
Prof. Bhushan Trivedi, Ph. D. is working as the Dean, Faculty of Computer Technology (FoCT)at GLS University. He has also acted as the dean zone-1 in Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat for MCA. He has completed almost 3 decades in higher education, mostly as an academician and also in some part as an administrator.
Three of his books are published by Oxford University Press. First is on ANSI C++, second is on Computer Networks and the third is on Data Communication and Networks. ANSI C++ enjoyed the status of best-selling in Oxford Higher Education for four years.
Prof. Trivedi has authored two courses on EPGPathshala,
one of which on AI is repurposed a MOOC for Swayam Platform on subject “AI”. The
AI MOOC had been topped the list of all the MOOCs in terms of participation
from across India and received a special congratulations from, then UGC
Undersecretary Dr. Pankaj Mittal. His another MOOC on “Introduction to Computer
Networks and Internet Protocols” is also in top 20 MOOCs in terms of
Prof. Trivedi has guided 9 students to their PH. D. degrees so far. He is currently supervising 6 Ph D Students. He has authored nearly 100 research papers in reputed journals.. He has filed four patents. Two of the patents are with the help of Industry partners while two of them with the help of GTU Patent Department.
Prof. Trivedi’s research interests includes pedagogy, security, intrusion detection and prevention, expert systems and neural networks. He attended a workshop on “Effective Teaching by two renounced professors from US, Dr Richard Felder and Dr Rebecca Brent” organized by IUCEE in 2008. He has conducted about 23 workshops across India on “Effective Teaching” at places like L D College of Engineering, Banasthali University Rajasthan, Vignan University Guntur, Thyagarajar College of Engineering Madurai, NIT Surat etc. He has conducted about 10 workshops on research and related areas, about 8 workshops on “How to debug your network using Wireshark and TCPDUMP”.
Prof. Trivedi has given numerous speeches on Information Security, need for security policies and various other subjects related to security, research and pedagogy. Prof. Trivedi has been part of many Technical Program Committees of reputed journals and conferences.
Prof Trivedi is an active life member of Computer Society of India, was chairman Ahmedabad Chapter in 2007. He is part of many program and organizing committees of CSI Ahmedabad Chapter, including position of a program chair in ComNet 2015-16 held in February 2016. He is also a senior member of Academy of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Prof. Trivedi received an award for the work on effective teaching by IUCEE in 2009. He is also given Chapter Petron award by Computer Society of India in 2011.
Prof. Trivedi’s MOOCs on AI and Introduction to Computer Networks and Internet protocols are currently available over Swayam 2.0 Platform on alternate semesters. Both of them are developed under the auspicious of MHRD and Government of India.