George C. Stockman,
an American computer scientist and professor emeritus at Michigan State University. In 1979 Stockman introduced SSS*, a State Space Search, Best-First algorithm, which searches fewer nodes than Alpha-Beta in fixed-depth minimax tree search  .
- George C. Stockman, Laveen N. Kanal, M. C. Kyle (1976). Structural Pattern Recognition Of Carotid Pulse Waves Using A General Waveform Parsing System. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 19, No. 12 
- George C. Stockman (1979). A Minimax Algorithm Better than Alpha-Beta? Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 12, No. 2
- George C. Stockman, Laveen N. Kanal (1983). Problem Reduction Representation for the Linguistic Analysis of Waveforms. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 3