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Albrecht Heeffer,
a Belgian electrical engineer and philosopher with research interests in the history of algebra [1], computational models for scientific discovery [2], recreational mathematics, and further in chess, computer chess and shogi. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Ghent University in 2006 on the topic of emergence of symbolic algebra during the sixteenth century [3], and is post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) [4] and member of the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science [5] at Ghent University. In 1984, during a three month visit of the Turing Institute in Glasgow, Albrecht Heeffer worked on automated acquisition on concepts for the description of middlegame positions in chess [6], supported by Donald Michie, John Roycroft, and Tim Niblett [7].

Albrecht Heeffer was member of the Bionic Impakt team with Hans Secelle, and provided the hardware, worked through the test sets, added the endgame databases and did some optimizations [8], while they later joined the Ant team around Tom Vijlbrief.
Albrecht Heeffer [9]


Albrecht Heeffer, Mathias Feist and Frans Morsch, ICT 2001 [10], round 5, Ant - Fritz [11]

Boris Spassky, Yoshiharu Habu, Albrecht Heeffer, Paris May 23, 2002 [12]

Selected Publications

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External Links


  1. ^ Sources in the history of algebra by Albrecht Heeffer
  2. ^ Centre for History of Science - dr. Albrecht Heeffer
  3. ^ Albrecht Heeffer (2006). Van precepten tot vergelijkingen: de conceptuele ontwikkeling van de symbolische algebra in de zestiende eeuw. Ph. D. thesis, Universiteit Gent
  4. ^ Research Foundation Flanders
  5. ^ Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science
  6. ^ Albrecht Heeffer (1984). Automated Acquisition on Concepts for the Description of Middle-game Positions in Chess. Turing Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, TIRM-85-005
  7. ^ Albrecht Heeffer (1985). Validating Concepts from Automated Acquisition Systems. IJCAI 85, pdf, This work was carried out during a three month visit at the Turing Institute. Financial support was provided by the Belgian NFWO and the ICIWO. I would like to express my thank s to Prof. F. Vandamme of the University of Ghent, and to Prof. Donald Michie, Mr John Roycroft and Dr Tim Niblett of the Turing Institute, for their helpful suggestions
  8. ^ Re: Bionic Vs Crafty Debate: some data required by Albrecht Heeffer, CCC, January 25, 1999 » Crafty
  9. ^ Albrecht Heeffer | Sarton Centre for History of Science
  10. ^ Leiden 2001 by László Szalai
  11. ^ ICT Leiden 2001 - download
  12. ^ Albrecht Heeffer - My game against Habu
  13. ^ Preprints from 1995 on
  14. ^ Albrecht Heeffer - Publications
  15. ^ dblp: Albrecht Heeffer
  16. ^ Johannes Kepler from Wikipedia
  17. ^ Mastermind (board game) from Wikipedia
  18. ^ Luca Pacioli from Wikipedia
  19. ^ Estienne de la Roche from Wikipedia
  20. ^ Nicolas Chuquet from Wikipedia
  21. ^ Regiomontanus from Wikipedia
  22. ^ Knowledge extraction from Wikipedia
  23. ^ Emperor Meiji from Wikipedia
  24. ^ Sangaku from Wikipedia
  25. ^ Gerolamo Cardano from Wikipedia

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