Graham Kendall
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Professor Graham Kendall

Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.

He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd. and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).

He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers. He is an Associate Editor of 10 journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

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Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


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Al-Khateeb, B and Kendall, G Introducing a round robin tournament into Blondie24. In Proceedings of Computational Intelligence and Games, 2009 (CIG 2009), pages 112-116, 2009.


Abstract

Evolving self-learning players has attracted a lot of research attention in recent years. Fogel's Blondie24 represents one of the successes in this field and a strong motivating factor for other scientists. In this paper evolutionary neural networks, evolved via an evolution strategy, are utilised to evolve game playing strategies for the game of checkers by introducing a league structure into the learning phase of a system based on Blondie24. We believe that this helps eliminate some of the randomness in the evolution. Thirty feed forward neural network players are played against each other, using a round robin tournament structure, for 150 generations and the best player obtained is tested against a reimplementation of Blondie24. We also test the best player against an online program, as well as two other strong programs. The results obtained are promising.


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@INPROCEEDINGS{ak2009, author = {B. Al-Khateeb and G. Kendall},
title = {Introducing a round robin tournament into Blondie24},
booktitle = {Proceedings of Computational Intelligence and Games, 2009 (CIG 2009)},
year = {2009},
pages = {112--116},
month = {7-10 Sept. 2009},
organization = {Milano, Italy},
abstract = {Evolving self-learning players has attracted a lot of research attention in recent years. Fogel's Blondie24 represents one of the successes in this field and a strong motivating factor for other scientists. In this paper evolutionary neural networks, evolved via an evolution strategy, are utilised to evolve game playing strategies for the game of checkers by introducing a league structure into the learning phase of a system based on Blondie24. We believe that this helps eliminate some of the randomness in the evolution. Thirty feed forward neural network players are played against each other, using a round robin tournament structure, for 150 generations and the best player obtained is tested against a reimplementation of Blondie24. We also test the best player against an online program, as well as two other strong programs. The results obtained are promising.},
doi = {10.1109/CIG.2009.5286487},
keywords = {Checkers, Blondie24, Draughts, Games, Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, evolutionary computation},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.12.11},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/ak2009.pdf} }