Cgi/A* TA Allocator

A project by Thomas Lin and Terry Koo.


Apijet is an AI application developed to optimally pair teaching assistants and courses at MIT. Apijet uses a web interface for human interaction and an A* search to create optimal pairings. Teaching assistants and professors sign in to Apijet online and enter their preferences and requirements concerning teaching. A search can be run with the click of a mouse. In creating pairings, Apijet uses A* to optimize the total suitability of TAs for assignments. This paper discusses the resource allocation problem and describes how Apijet works. Apijet is an example of how AI search methods can solve real world problems.


Available as Postscript or PDF


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