Matthew L. Ginsberg

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Matthew L. Ginsberg [1]

Matthew L. Ginsberg,
an American computer scientist, mathematician, and computer games and Bridge programmer. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Oxford in 1980 [2], and is researcher and professor at Stanford University and University of Oregon. In 1992, at the University of Oregon, Ginsberg founded The Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory (CIRL) [3], and since 1998 he is CEO of On Time Systems, an advanced-technology company specializing in software for optimization of complex industrial problems [4]. His research interests include the fields of artificial intelligence and mathematical optimization with focus on constraint satisfaction and search.

Essentials of AI

While affiliated with Stanford University in the early 90s, Matthew Ginsberg authored Essentials of Artificial Intelligence [5] offering introductory AI courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.



Ginsberg's Intelligent Bridgeplayer GIB was the world's first expert-level bridge-playing program, performing a double-dummy partition search. GIB was World Computer-Bridge Champion in 1998 and 1999.


Matthew Ginsberg is further author of the American-style crossword puzzle solver Dr.Fill, which works by converting a crossword to a weighted constraint satisfaction problem and then attempting to maximize the probability that the fill is correct [6].

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