Ascribe human and computational problems to various definitions of difficulty and problem solving techniques.
Use problem solving strategies to break down problems.
Describe the effects of various sources of bias in judgement and decision making.
Analyze and apply heuristic models and probability modeling to a variety of decision making scenarios.
In this course, we will explore different types of problems, the boundaries of what makes a problem solvable, and the different algorithms, rules, and heuristics we can implement to solve these problems.
Problems for Minds and Machines
This week we will begin our discussions by defining the boundaries and limitations of problems and their solutions.
Computers and Logic
This week we will explore adapting problem-solving approaches into computational methods.
Humans and Heuristics
This week we will discuss judgment and decision making as a different kind of problem-solving and explore how heuristics are used for these tasks.
Course Assessment & Wrap-Up Discussion
In this module, you will test your knowledge on methods for solving problems.