Albert Zobrist

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Albert Lindsey Zobrist,
an American computer scientist, games researcher, and inventor of the famous Zobrist Hashing, published in 1970 [1]. He is further author of the first Go program in 1968 as part of his Ph.D. Thesis on pattern recognition at the Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin [2] [3].

Computer Chess

While affiliated with the University of Southern California and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Zobrist researched on computer chess, and was along with Frederic Roy Carlson and Charles Kalme co-author of the chess programs USC CP [4] and Tyro, participating at five ACM North American Computer Chess Championships, ACM 1972 and ACM 1973 with USC CP and ACM 1974, ACM 1975 and ACM 1977 with Tyro [5].

Selected Publications

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External Links


  1. Albert Zobrist (1970). A New Hashing Method with Application for Game Playing. Technical Report #88, Computer Science Department, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA. Reprinted (1990) in ICCA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, pdf
  2. Albert Zobrist (1970). Feature Extraction and Representation for Pattern Recognition and the Game of Go. Ph.D. thesis, University of Wisconsin, also published as technical report, pdf
  3. 4.1.1 Zobrist in Jay Burmeister, Janet Wiles (1995). CS-TR-339 Computer Go Tech Report. Departments of Computer Science and Psychology, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia (permanently - under construction)
  4. Albert Zobrist, Frederic Roy Carlson (1973). The USC chess program. Proceedings of the ACM annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia
  5. A Memorial to BRUTE FORCE by Louis Kessler
  6. ICGA Reference Database
  7. dblp: Albert L. Zobrist

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