Author - Jonathan Schaeffer

Jonathan Schaeffer is a professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and an M.Math and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. Dr Schaeffer is recognized as a world authority in artificial intelligence applied to computer games. His work in heuristic search resulted in the creation of Chinook, the first computer program to win a human World Championship in any game (checkers), an accomplishment that is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records. He also received an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie fellowship in 1997 for his influential games-related research. He is one of seven Canadians ever named a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and in Canada contributes substantially to the development of information technology both in Alberta and nationally. He has designed numerous algorithms that have achieved widespread use, and has published widely, including almost 200 refereed publications, two books, and five edited volumes. He is a Canada Research Chair and an iCORE Chair.


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