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Frederic Roy Carlson,
an American Ph.D. in Electrical engineering and Educational psychology from University of Southern California, currently living in Montreal, Canada Area. Beside other things he served as Vice President at Maxtor Corporation [1].

Computer Chess

While in the 70s affiliated at University of Southern California and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Carlson researched on computer chess, and was along with Albert Zobrist and Charles Kalme co-author of the chess programs USC CP [2] and Tyro, participating at five ACM North American Computer Chess Championships, ACM 1972 and ACM 1973 with USC CP and ACM 1974, ACM 1975 and ACM 1977 with Tyro [3].

Selected Publications



  1. ^ Frederic Roy Carlson - LinkedIn
  2. ^ Albert Zobrist and Frederic Roy Carlson (1973). The USC chess program. Proceedings of the ACM annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia
  3. ^ A Memorial to BRUTE FORCE by Louis Kessler
  4. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)

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