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Stephen Tavener

Posted: Thu 12 May, 2011 10:14 am
by mrraow
Hi! I'm a long-time fan of Nikoli puzzles, especially Slitherlink, occasional boardgame designer, computer programmer. I have just gone back to university to do a PhD in AI, which will cover general game playing and some elements of procedural puzzle generation.

Re: Stephen Tavener

Posted: Thu 12 May, 2011 5:56 pm
by dickoon
mrraow wrote:Hi! I'm a long-time fan of Nikoli puzzles, especially Slitherlink, occasional boardgame designer, computer programmer. I have just gone back to university to do a PhD in AI, which will cover general game playing and some elements of procedural puzzle generation.
*waves* Hello! I hadn't realised you were, er, you until I took the survey, solved a few puzzles, investigated the survey, looked at the names of the people involved in the "UCT for Games and beyond" project, didn't recognise any of them (!), started browsing Cameron Browne's site, found his CV, found that he was supervising you, came back here, saw the username and thought "Ahhhh! That must be you". (And then went back to the list of names of people involved in the project and slapped my own forehead.)

Is your work on Zillions all those years ago useful towards your PhD now? How's the Tai Chi going? Can we interest you in lots of other Nikoli-type-ish-ish puzzles which you may not have previously encountered?

Um, I should probably take this off the boards and into private e-mail, but I certify mrraow to be a Bloody Nice Bloke.