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Ian Frank,
a British computer scientist and associate professor at Future University-Hakodate in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. His research focuses on robot soccer and multiplayer games with incomplete information, in particular the game of Bridge. He received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from University of Edinburgh in 1991 [1] and 1998 [2] respectively, both on search and planning applied to Bridge, advisor was Alan Bundy. Along with David Basin, Ian Frank is author of the Bridge program Finesse [3]. His further interests includes the World Music and Dance Festival (WNDF) in Hakodate [4], where he is chairman of the annual event [5] [6].

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External Links


  1. ^ Ian Frank (1991). An Adaptation of Proof-Planning Techniques to Declarer Play in the Game of Bridge. M.Sc. thesis, University of Edinburg
  2. ^ Ian Frank (1998). Search and Planning Under Incomplete Information: A Study Using Bridge Card Play. Springer, Ph.D. thesis, University of Edinburgh
  3. ^ FINESSE: Computer Bridge Research
  4. ^ Ian Frank | WMDF: World Music and Dance Festival in Hakodate, Japan
  5. ^ July | 2009 | WMDF: World Music and Dance Festival in Hakodate, Japan
  6. ^ 2010 World Music and Dance Festival (WMDF) 003 in Hakodate, Japan, YouTube Video
  7. ^ dblp: Ian Frank
  8. ^ Scratch (programming language) from Wikipedia

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