Artificial Intelligence for Military Use -- Curriculum 128

Program Manager

Neil Rowe, Ph.D.

Code CS/Nr, Glasgow East, Room 328

(831) 656-2462, DSN 756-2462

Program Officer

Nicholas Ulmer, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall, Room 259

(831) 656-7626, DSN 756-7626

Academic Associate

Alan Shaffer, Ph.D.

Code CS/As, Glasgow East, Room 218

(831) 656-3319, DSN 756-3319

Brief Overview

Overview of artificial intelligence for application to military tasks, intended for students with a broad range of backgrounds.  The focus will be on the software concepts that best can support military applications and why.

Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS4000Harnessing Artificial Intelligence



Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3331Basics of Applied Artificial Intelligence



Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3332Applied Machine Learning



Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS4333Current Directions in Artificial Intelligence



Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students can define the key concepts of artificial intelligence and correctly assess which apply to a given real-world problem.
  • Students can simulate, with paper and pencil, simple methods of artificial intelligence for logical reasoning, knowledge representation, probabilistic reasoning, and heuristic search.
  • Students can identify the key military applications of artificial intelligence including those involving sensors, signals, imagery, natural language, planning, and adversarial situations.
  • Students can identify key challenges and vulnerabilities of artificially intelligent systems including limitations on the abilities of particular underlying technologies, adversarial manipulation of examples presented to machine learning, and trust in artificially intelligent systems.