During early June, Luke Dicken will be attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. One of the biggest gatherings of game developers and designers, Luke was awarded a scholarship to attend by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). One of 15 scholarships awarded, IGDA is laying on a host of special events and networking opportunities, so please feel free to contact Luke during the show to discuss any aspect of Game AI and in particular potential research collaborations with SAIG.
We are delighted to welcome Phil Rodgers as the latest addition to our team. Phil will be working towards a PhD, researching a new approach to Game AI based on offline learning of pattern libraries. We hope that we can apply this technique both to decision logic of agents, but we believe that there is also significant potential for this technique to be applied in the context of game development and content generation.