Mark Richards, Ph.D. Student

Computer Science Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Room 3307A
Office Phone: (217) 333-5808

Research Publications

  1. M. Richards, E. Amir, "Information set sampling in partially observable games", to appear in AAAI, Toronto, ON, 2012.
  2. M. Richards, S. Lathrop, "A training roadmap for new HPC users", TeraGrid, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011.Best Paper Award.
  3. M. Richards, A. Hsi, M. Dapkus, D. Pan, T. Rudwick, "Creating human-like suboptimal players for Scrabble", Computers and Games, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  4. M. Richards, E. Amir, "Information set sampling in general imperfect information positional games", IJCAI Workshop on General Intelligence in Game Playing Agents, Pasadena, CA, 2009.
  5. M. Richards, E. Amir, “Opponent modeling in Scrabble,” Proceedings of the Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1482-1487, Hyderabad, India, January 2007
    Articles in the media about our work on Scrabble:
  6. A. Giunta, L. Swiler, S. Brown, M. Eldred, M. Richards, E. Cyr, “The Surfpack software library for surrogate modeling of sparse irregularly spaced multidimensional data,” In 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Portsmouth, Virginia, September 2006. paper AIAA-2006-7049.
  7. M. Richards, D. Ventura, “Choosing a starting configuration in particle swarm optimization,” Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Budapest, Hungary, July 2004.
  8. M. Richards, “Improving particle swarm optimization,” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, February 2004.
  9. M. Richards, D. Ventura, “Dynamic sociometry in particle swarm optimization,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Natural Computing, 1557-1560, Cary, North Carolina, September 2003.