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Vadim V. Anshelevich,
a Russian American physicist, mathematician and computer scientist, with a Ph.D. in Physics on Kubo-Martin-Schwinger states from Moscow State University [1] , living in Richardson, Texas, operating Vanshel Consulting.
Vadim Anshelevich [2]


Vadim Anshelevich has been fascinated by the game of Hex since Martin Gardner introduced it to general public [3] [4] , and is author of the first successful Hex program Hexy [5] , which won the 5th Computer Olympiad, London 2000. In his 2002 paper A hierarchical approach to computer Hex, Anshelevich acknowledged Claude Shannon, who build an analogue Hex-playing machine using electrical resistor circuits [6] , which was model in Anshelevich program [7] :
A Hex-playing machine was built by Shannon and Moore. Shannon associated a two-dimensional electrical charge distribution with any given Hex position. This machine made decisions based on properties of the corresponding potential field. We acknowledge that our work is greatly inspired by the beauty of Shannon’s original idea.

Selected Publications

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External Links


  1. ^ Vadim Anshelevich (1974). Kubo-Martin-Schwinger States and Some Problems of "Noncommutative" Theory of Probability, Thesis, Moscow University, Moscow
  2. ^ Combinatorial Game Theory Research Workshop, Berkeley, California, from Photo Gallery: Friends and Peers by Darse Billings
  3. ^ Who is Vanshel
  4. ^ Martin Gardner (1959). The Game of Hex. in The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, pages 73-83. Simon and Schuster, New York
  5. ^ Hexy plays Hex
  6. ^ Claude E. Shannon (1953). Computers and Automata. Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers Vol. 41, No. 10
  7. ^ Vadim Anshelevich (2002). A hierarchical approach to computer Hex. Artificial Intelligence - Chips challenging champions: games, computers and Artificial Intelligence, pdf
  8. ^ Vanshel Selected Publications
  9. ^ Vanshel Publications
  10. ^ DBLP: Vadim V. Anshelevich
  11. ^ Kubo-Martin-Schwinger state from Wikipedia
  12. ^ AAAI-2000 Outstanding Paper Awards

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