Yew Jin Lim

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Yew Jin Lim [1]

Yew Jin Lim, [2]
a Singaporean computer scientist, currently software engineer at Google Inc. in Mountain View, California, USA. He received a B.Math in pure mathematics and computer science at the University of Waterloo in June 2000, and a Ph.D. in computer science on the topic of Forward Pruning in Game-Tree Search at the National University of Singapore in 2007, covering RankCut. His research interests include game AI, interactive media, high performance computing and machine learning [3].

Tigers and Goats

Along with Jürg Nievergelt, Yew Jin Lim solved the ancient Nepali board game Bagh-Chal, also known as Tigers and Goats by retrograde analysis and various optimzation techniques [4] [5].

Selected Publications

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2005 ...

External Links


  1. Meeting A Singaporean Working At Google, October 11, 2017
  2. In Asia, the standard template for names is reversed i.e., [LAST NAME] [FIRST NAME]. To avoid any confusion, my last name is Lim. My first name consists of two separate words, Yew Jin, and when pronounced, sounds like "Eugene".
  3. Lim Yew Jin - Homepage
  4. Yew Jin Lim, Jürg Nievergelt (2009). Tigers and Goats is a draw. in Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski (eds) (2009). Games of No Chance 3. Cambridge University Press , pdf
  5. Rules for Tigers and Goats
  6. ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  7. About Me - Yew Jin's Sometimes Blog
  8. dblp: Yew Jin Lim

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