Wednesday, February 17, 2010


UBC has a two week break due to the Vancouver Olympics. I have been using the time to work on various programming projects. I have become involved in a number of contests:

-RoboCup: A robot soccer contest. I am working on the AI for the robots. We recently sent in qualification materials. If we qualify, we get to compete at RoboCup 2010 in Singapore this summer. Last year we went to Austria for the contest.

-ImagineCup: Our team is planning to compete in the game design category. We haven't done much implementation yet, but we plan on creating a text adventure game (plus some simple graphics). If we make it to the finals we get to go to Poland this summer.

-Son of Darts: I just started this contest a couple of days ago. I am currently ranked 145th out of 368 competitors. I am using stochastic local search to optimize the solutions.

-BattleCode: A fun AI programming contest. Last year our team did pretty well.

This break I am also planning on submitting a paper about PPM to a NLP workshop. I also need to study for a big midterm happening in two weeks. It is going to be a busy break!
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