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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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A hyper-heuristic approach to sequencing by hybridization of DNA sequences
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The Importance of Look-Ahead Depth in Evolutionary Checkers
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Fuzzy job shop scheduling with lot-sizing
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An Investigation of an Evolutionary Approach to the Opening of Go
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Nasreddine, H; Poh, H.S and Kendall, G Using an Evolutionary Algorithm for the Tuning of a Chess Evaluation Function Based on a Dynamic Boundary Strategy. In Proceedinsg of the 2006 IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2006), pages 1-6, 2006.


Abstract

One of the effective ways of optimising the evaluation function of a chess game is by tuning each of its parameters. Evolutionary algorithms have become an appropriate choice as optimisers. In the past works related to this domain, the values of the parameters are within a fixed boundary which means that no matter how the recombination and mutation operators are applied, the value of a given parameter cannot go beyond its corresponding interval. In this paper, we propose a new strategy called "dynamic boundary strategy" where the boundaries of the interval of each parameter are dynamic. A real-coded evolutionary algorithm that incorporates this strategy and uses the polynomial mutation as its main exploitative tool is implemented. The effectiveness of the proposed strategy is tested by competing our program against a popular commercial chess software. Our chess program has shown an autonomous improvement in performance after learning for hundreds of generations


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@INPROCEEDINGS{npk2006, author = {H. Nasreddine and H.S. Poh and G. Kendall},
title = {Using an Evolutionary Algorithm for the Tuning of a Chess Evaluation Function Based on a Dynamic Boundary Strategy},
booktitle = {Proceedinsg of the 2006 IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2006)},
year = {2006},
pages = {1--6},
abstract = {One of the effective ways of optimising the evaluation function of a chess game is by tuning each of its parameters. Evolutionary algorithms have become an appropriate choice as optimisers. In the past works related to this domain, the values of the parameters are within a fixed boundary which means that no matter how the recombination and mutation operators are applied, the value of a given parameter cannot go beyond its corresponding interval. In this paper, we propose a new strategy called "dynamic boundary strategy" where the boundaries of the interval of each parameter are dynamic. A real-coded evolutionary algorithm that incorporates this strategy and uses the polynomial mutation as its main exploitative tool is implemented. The effectiveness of the proposed strategy is tested by competing our program against a popular commercial chess software. Our chess program has shown an autonomous improvement in performance after learning for hundreds of generations},
doi = {10.1109/ICCIS.2006.252366},
keywords = {chess, games, evolution, evolutionary algorithms},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2011.01.01},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/npk2006.pdf} }