an American computer scientist, software and database engineer, from 1989 until 1996 affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, University of Maine, and since then, holding various positions in the industry . In 1992, along with Danny Kopec, he recalibrated the Bratko-Kopec Test using six commercial chess programs, Chessmaster 3000, Excel 68000, MChess, Sargon IV, Sargon V and Zarkov 2.5 .
- Shawn Benn, Danny Kopec (1993). The Bratko-Kopec Test Recalibrated. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, pdf 
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- Shawn Benn, Danny Kopec (1993). The Bratko-Kopec Test Recalibrated. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3
- Revised version of the paper Comparison and Testing of Six Commercial Computer Chess Programs, presented at the WCCC 1992 - Workshop: The Impact of Computer Chess on AI Research by Tony Marsland