Jonathan Schaeffer

SchaefferJonathan.jpg source: Chess Canada 1974.06Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, University of Alberta

Professor, Computing Science, University of Alberta

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 1986

Programmer of Sun Phoenix (also Prodigy, Phoenix), a computer chess program which competed in the North American Computer Championships (1981, 1984-87) and World Computer Championships (1983, 1986)

2nd place North American Computer Championship 1987 for Sun Phoenix

1st place World Computer Championship 1986 for Sun Phoenix

Wrote checkers program CHINOOK, the World Man-Machine Checkers Champion, and the first computer program to win a human world championship in any game


Source: University of Alberta.

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