My brief scientific biography

Michael Buro is a professor in the computing science department at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He received his PhD in 1994 for his work on Logistello - an Othello program that later defeated the reigning human World champion 6-0. His current research interests include heuristic search, pathfinding, abstraction, state inference, and opponent modeling applied to video games and card games. In these areas Michael and his students have made numerous contributions, culminating in developing fast geometric pathfinding algorithms and creating the World's best Skat playing program and one of the strongest StarCraft Broodwar bots.