Frederic Roy Carlson
Frederic Roy Carlson,
an American entrepreneur, electrical engineer and educational psychologist with a Ph.D. from University of Southern California in 1970, where he continued his academical career until 1989 as a professor of electrical engineering, computer science, education, and communications .
While affiliated with the University of Southern California in the 70s, Carlson researched on computer chess, and was along with Albert Zobrist and Charles Kalme co-author of the chess programs USC CP  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 .
- Albert Zobrist, Frederic Roy Carlson (1973). The USC chess program. Proceedings of the ACM annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia
- Albert Zobrist, Frederic Roy Carlson (1973). An Advice-Taking Chess Computer. Scientific American, Vol. 228, No. 6, pp. 92-105.
- Albert Zobrist, Frederic Roy Carlson (1977). Detection of Combined Occurrences. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 31-35.