We meet Fridays at 3pm in the Algorithmics Lab CSC 217.
Come join the club, and maybe you can go to the
ACM-ICPC world finals
too! In any case, you are guaranteed to have fun and learn a lot.
Dec 30: A big heap of work for courses, reviews, papers, and admin.
Where is my holiday gone???
Strong new evaluation functions are appearing in computer Go.
I commented two games between Fuego 1.1 and a program
using a strong evaluation function and no search. The evaluation function
uses a convolutional neural network.
Dec 17: Yeqin Zhang passed his MSc exam today.
Dec: the revived University of Alberta Go club meets Sundays at 2pm in SUB.
Dec 5: Departmental award:
Hootan Nakhost received the 2013
PhD Outstanding Thesis Award in Computing Science.
Nov, Dec: working on my courses for next term: Cmput 204 - Algorithms 1 and
Cmput 657 - Monte Carlo Methods in Games, Planning and Heuristic Search
Nov 22: welcome back Fan Xie from a very productive internship
at IBM Research Ireland.
Nov 8: Our paper on TDS+: Improving Temperature Discovery Search
has been accepted for
May 9: Our recent PhD graduate Hootan Nakhost received the
Award for best PhD thesis
from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association! Today he gave an
invited talk at the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
and was presented with his award.
working on my
Discovery Grant application,
and finalizing our GRAND Phase 2 proposal.
Feb 25: A paper accepted for
the IEEE Transactions on
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. The paper is
based on the results of Jiaxing Song's recent MSc thesis and is called
"An Enhanced Solver for The Game of Amazons". Congratulations Jiaxing!
February-March: Working hard on a new version of Fuego using learned "feature knowledge".