a German computer scientist affiliated with TU Darmstadt. Along with Johannes Czech and Moritz Willig, she is co-author of the UCI compatible chess variant open source engine CrazyAra, which started in summer 2018 as a semester project for the course Deep Learning: Methods and Architectures at TU Darmstadt .
- Johannes Czech, Moritz Willig, Alena Beyer, Kristian Kersting, Johannes Fürnkranz (2019). Learning to play the Chess Variant Crazyhouse above World Champion Level with Deep Neural Networks and Human Data. arXiv:1908.06660
- Johannes Czech, Moritz Willig, Alena Beyer, Kristian Kersting, Johannes Fürnkranz (2020). Learning to Play the Chess Variant Crazyhouse Above World Champion Level With Deep Neural Networks and Human Data. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
- Crazyhouse Chess: CrazyAra plays JannLee for Christmas, December 26, 2018
- Darmstädter Studenten entwickeln Schach-Bot by Karin Walz, Echo, April 02, 2019 (German)