My short 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, machine learning, abstraction, state inference, and agent modeling applied to games. In these areas Michael and his students have made numerous contributions, ranging from developing fast geometric pathfinding algorithms, over hierarchical search methods, to creating the World's best program for Skat - a popular 3-player card game.