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James Gillogly [1]

James John (Jim) Gillogly,
an American computer scientist and cryptographer from RAND Corporation. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1978, receiving a Ph.D. in computer science. His thesis Performance Analysis of the Technology Program was advised by Allen Newell [2]. James Gillogly was the primary author of the The Technology Chess Program, which was the predecessor of all modern chess programs, using a Shannon Type A Strategy. In 1970, Tech was written in BLISS, a system programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon, and in 1977 ported to C. Gillogly further authored the Fortran chess player dubbed MAX [3], and along with Samuel Fuller and John Gaschnig, analyzed the alpha-beta algorithm [4].

Selected Publications

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Forum Posts

External Links


  1. Participants - Kryptos from NOVA Science NOW
  2. James Gillogly (1978). Performance Analysis of the Technology Chess Program. Ph.D. Thesis. Tech. Report CMU-CS-78-189, Carnegie Mellon University, CMU-CS-77 pdf
  3. James Gillogly (1970). MAX : A FORTRAN Chess Player. RAND paper
  4. Samuel Fuller, John Gaschnig, James Gillogly (1973). An Analysis of the Alpha-Beta Pruning Algorithm. Technical Report, Carnegie Mellon University
  5. Articles by Gillogly at rand.org, 1970–2004
  6. ICGA Reference Database (pdf)

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